Open in Paris 19th arrondissement by chef Gabrielle Beck – trained at Lenôtre – Tintamarre restaurant serves Levantine cooking based on organic ingredients or from short systems, artisanal and seasonal. This Lebanese restaurant has been also given the Ecotable label providing sustainable food.
To celebrate their 3rd anniversary as it should be, this year, Gabrielle Beck unveils a menu filled with tasty options. Available next to the mouthwatering sandwiches such as pork shawarma; Levantine mezze such as traditional hummus, zucchini caviar, and chickpea fatteh (€7.50), a fresh starter although we would have enjoyed it to be more exotic.
Yet, we fell in love with the Lebanese squid with parsley (€12) based on squid cooked for a long time, then seared at the last minute. The squid is tender on the inside and crispy on the outside, what a delight.
For more sophisticated dish fans, fall for the traditional Lebanese dishes, based on local produces and stewed for hours: pork shawarma, sheikh el mehchi – eggplants stuffed with pulled beef – hejjé – Lebanese style frittata.
As for us, we went for the delicious halloumi fritters (€14.50) made in an original fashion since they are caramelized with honey and zaatar, for a delightful sweet and savory taste. The famous kofta also made it to our table. Based on beef and lamb, these skewers are served rare and are to dip in sour hummus and to be enjoyed with roasted potatoes. And to pair it, a surprising homemade cocktail based on arak (Lebanese eau de vie) and date syrup.
As for desserts, we choose not to choose and taste the three: cardamom and roasted peach rice pudding (€8), honey yogurt and zaatar cookie (€7), and citrus fruit and orange blossom pavlova (€8.50). Although very well made, we would have enjoyed these desserts to be more flavorful, more Lebanese!
And before we go, we discover Tintamarre delicatessen corner, providing many traditional produces (sumac, pomegranate molasses, tahini) and homemade jars made by the boss such as these Swiss chard leaves stuffed with tomato and parsley rice (€14) or these pink radishes and red cabbages pickled in brine.
To try all these, as well as the new dishes on the Fall menu, meet from August 31, when Tintamarre reopens!
Dates and Opening Time
Starts 31 August 2021
80 Avenue Jean Jaurès
75019 Paris 19