Bye bye Bistro Paradis French food, hello Mina's Brazilian street-food!
This past June, Yoann Dinh and chef Alexandre Furtado – managing Bistro Paradis in Paris 10th arrondissement – decide to close their business and go for a 100% Brazilian food.
This Fall 2020, they open, at the same place, on rue de Paradis, in lieu of their bistro, Mina’s, a brand-new spot devoted to Brazilian street-food.
In a cool, friendly and clean atmosphere, we seat at large wooden tables to enjoy Alexandre Furtado’s cuisine.
From Brazilian background, the chef has been raised in the Mina Gerais region by a cook mother and a father working in farming.
He went back to his childhood memories to create Mina’s street food menu.
Provided at Mina’s restaurant, tapioca flatbreads (based on cassava flour), as well as päes de queijo (cassava flour bun) to stuff to taste with braised cheese, crab meat, Iberian chorizo cream, or even chicken for instance. Dishes that suit people who do not eat gluten. Served in pairs, the päes de queijo are very hearty. These Brazilian style “burgers” are delicious and smooth as can be.
We cannot help ourselves but order a selection a salgadinhos, fritters based on wheat flour and panko breadcrumb, chicken and king shrimps and corn cream. A sweet note to start your meal.
Like for dishes named hereabove, these salgadinhos are to share. And can be served with a side of very tasty knife-cut homemade French fries made of potato or sweet potato, we dipped in homemade truffled mayonnaise. So good.
In addition to these street food dishes to share (or not), Mina’s also provides you with complete Brazilian main courses such as the irresistible beef picanha.
All these dishes are included in set menus.
Moving on to sweet offer, even though the savory street food offering is already hearty, you cannot leave without trying a Brazilian dessert. As for us, we went for the pudim de casa. It consists in a very good and very tasty coconut dessert halfway between custard and crème brûlée, that also reminds us of floating island.
And of course, who ever says Brazil also means caipirinha. In Mina’s drink selection, you will find cachaça cocktails. Classic or more original, with lime being replaced by pitanga (cherry tree from Cayenne), a Brazilian berry. Caïpi is also available alcohol-free.
Mina’s is only open in the week. Dishes are available on site, to takeout or delivered at home.
Barely open and Mina’s is already expanding. The team has planned to open Pitanga very soon in Paris 1st arrondissement, a new restaurant where French cuisine meets Brazilian gastronomy.
Alcohol abuse is bad for your health, please drink responsibly.
Dates and Opening Time
From 2 September 2020 to 2 September 2021
55 Rue de Paradis
75010 Paris 10
Salgadinhos : €6
Galette de tapioca: €7
Paes de queijo: €7
Plat complet: €10