Head to the 16th arrondissement to discover Octave, the latest restaurant by Juliette JU serving fusion cuisine between Seoul and Paris. Imagine a chef who trained at the Bristol, with Joël Robuchon and the Park Hyatt Paris Vendôme, who became a French cuisine teacher at the Cordon Bleu, the whole mixed to her origins and lulled by the influence of her restaurateur parents and you get Octave!
With this know-how, the chef signs dishes as elegant as divine. The technique here is to pair with Korean flavors for our greatest gustatory flavors. Perfect cooking, lovely work on vegetables and wonderful discoveries, this is really enjoyable.
Moving on to the décor, it is very chic and elegant. A clean atmosphere and an open kitchen behind the glass walls expect you. You can see the team (she brought from the Cordon Bleu) working before our eyes.
The day we came, we discovered the tasting menu in 8 courses served for dinner. But you can come and enjoy lunch for a more affordable cost, but just as delicious. After starting with the Mekgeolli, some fermented rice alcohol mixed to yuzu, let us start with the appetizers: salmon puff with shrimp fritter.
Then, let us move to the fish quenelle and spicy Korean sauce, perfectly seasoned. We love the sour taste of the dish, mixed to the freshness of the vegetables.
Then, we continued with the exquisite wild sesame and mushroom broth. The whole is served with milky and scented broth, we love it!
Then, let us have the mussel risetti and squid tempura. We love the mix of pasta with the crunchiness of the squids and the salty mussels.
Moving on to the meat, there is nothing quite like Wagyu beef of course, served with some creamy sauce, mashed celery, baby potatoes and cabbage.
And because this is a Korean restaurant, the menu offers you to enjoy a typical selection of Soban Korean dishes. It is hard to pass the famous kimchi and tofu soup.
Then, let us more to sweet with a pre-dessert, a soojungkwa granita, very refreshing, based on cinnamon and topped with a fig slice.
Let us wrap this meal up with some tasty hazelnut financier with citrus fruit cream and served with a delicious pear ice cream.
In other words, a wonderful gustatory discovery to try absolutely!
Dates and Opening Time
From 22 October 2021 to 22 October 2022
Octave restaurant franco-coréen Paris 16e
23 Rue Saint-Didier
75116 Paris 16
Menu enfant: €20
Menu midi entrée + plat ou plat+dessert: €35
Menu dégustation 5 plats: €65
Menu dégustation 8 plats: €80