Feel like tasting the sacrosanct French high-gastronomy, the one rewarded by the Guide Michelin, but is seems financially unaffordable? Well, not all Michelin-starred restaurants practice exorbitant prices. Some are affordable, like in Île-de-France. This is the case of the Auberge des Saints Pères, chef Jean-Claude Cahagnet’s one-Michelin-star restaurant – member of the French association of Maîtres Restaurateurs – set in Aulnay-sous-Bois, in Seine-Saint-Denis.
Set in the middle of a residential area, the Auberge des Saints Pères is a secret place known by fine gastronomes. Jean-Claude Cahagnet serves French, sophisticated and contemporary cuisine in a very elegant setting where dogs are welcomed. Cuisine is seasonal and the menu is renewed every season.
In addition to delicious food, at the same level as Paris Michelin-starred restaurants, Auberge des Saints Pères distinguishes itself with more than reasonable prices. The 3-course menu costs €49. For lunch, you can even get the 2-course menu for €38. At the moment, Jean-Claude Cahagnet serves jumbo shrimps and scallops. As for dishes, the menu currently includes cod, squid and even side of veal. As for desserts, chocolate and sweet butternut, as well as passion fruit-white chocolate crème brulée rub shoulder on the menu.
The chef also serves a “Les confiances” menu in 3 courses for 70 euros (€90 including wine) and in 5 courses for 90 euros (€115 including wine). A menu depending on the chef’s mood and of course, featuring a few nods from the menu.
Like dishes, drinks are affordable as well at the Auberge des Saints Pères, especially cocktails and champagne. And since the pandemic, the restaurant also offers takeout. Please note the place is difficult to access in transportation (RER B + 20 minutes’ walk or RER B + bus). By car from Paris is quicker, but depends on the traffic.
Dates and Opening Time
Starts 4 March 2022
Auberge des Saints-Pères
212 Avenue de Nonneville
93600 Aulnay Sous Bois
RER B Aulnay-sous-Bois puis bus
Déjeuner en 3 services: €38
Menu en 3 services: €49
Menu confiances 3 services: €70
Menu confiances 3 services + vin: €90
Menu confiances 6 services: €90
Menu confiances 6 services + vin: €115