How about discovering Maison Louvard, this big homemade brasserie also working as a craft bakery? Run to the corner of rue de Chateaudun to discover this large area that required to buy a restaurant and the two neighboring stores to make this original concept.
On the menu, a quality French bistronomic menu where everything is homemade. Running this restaurant-bakery, Virgine and Stéphane Louvard, two entrepreneurs who are not on their trial run. Together, they already have created two bakeries, one in Champigny-sur-Marne, the other in Paris, rue de Miromesnil in the 8th arrondissement. Stéphane works at the bakehouse. He is a trained pastry chef and won in 2012 the first prize for the best almond cake in Île-de-France and in 2016, the second prize for the best pain au chocolat in Paris, and to put it another way, know-how is to be expected. Virginie works in the room and manages the bakery sale and the restaurant service.
Moving on to the décor, do not expect a small tearoom area, but a big and bright restaurant with several areas. We love the Vieux Paris touch, the use of wood and plants. And by the bakery, on the right, you have a large central bar, with tables across featuring cozy nests to relax on comfy leather armchairs.
In the corner, on the other side, a magnificent large wooden table is open with verdant décor and many tables at the back to have a seat for a date or with a group of friends.
On sunny days, a plant-filled terrace opens with views on the Eglise Notre Dame de Lorette.
Moving on to food, young Normand chef Gaëtan Le Hain works to indulge us. The chef trained in several restaurants – some being Michelin-starred: demi-chef de partie at “La Scène” restaurant (1 Star), at the Prince de Galles in Paris, he went to Sheraton Grand Mirage resort (5 stars), and lately, after one year in Australia, he was chef de partie at La Régalade restaurant of Hotel de Nell (5 stars) in Paris. He is helped by two cooks in the kitchen.
As for the bakery, go for the pastries, as well as the tasty organic breads based on flour from the Ferme de Challoué in Perche. As for the menu, it has many options. It is not only a bakery menu that is available, but a brasserie menu where every option is homemade.
Go for the hearty and fresh seabream ceviche, the Andalusian gazpacho, or the delicious cauliflower mixing softness, crunchiness and pickles, we love it!
Moving on to main courses, we went for the excellent einkorn risotto from the famous organic Ferme de Challoué, which is a game-changer, generously topped with spring vegetables, parmesan and garlic emulsion. Of course, you do not want to miss the famous Burger Clem which is obviously fully homemade. The whole is served with cocktail sauce, delicious onion compote, smoked bacon and Cantal cheese. Enjoy it all with a side of tasty French fries, and this is what heaven tastes like.
To softly finish, you can choose between a plated dessert such as the famous Mille-feuille minute with caramelized and crunchy layers, the super smooth rice pudding served by the ladleful, and smoothly cooked for hours, or the bakery’s delicious pastries.
In other words, a wonderful discovery to treat yourself to!
Dates and Opening Time
Starts 4 October 2021
Maison Louvard, restaurant-boulangerie
Rue de Châteaudun
75009 Paris 9
Desserts : €6 - €9
Entrées: €8 - €10
Plats: €16 - €18
01 81 70 75 77