Summer is not over yet but here is already something to look forward to this fall in the City of Light: a selection of new restaurants about to open their doors this September…
Paris – 1st arrondissement
L’Épi d’Or – 25 Rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Jean-François Piège is adding a new location to its Parisian roster of restaurants with this old-fashion bistro, which has remained untouched since the 1930s (and has been around even longer). Can’t wait to see what the chef has in mind for L’Épi d’Or!
Paris – 2nd arrondissement
Petit Plisson – 14 rue des Petits Carreaux
In 2015, Delphine Plisson opened her first “épicerie-restaurant” in the 3rd arrondissement of Paris, then another one Place du Marché Saint-Honoré in the 1st arrondissement, and now, in September, in the Sentier neighborhood with Petit Plisson. All the fresh and high-quality produce sold in her grocery stores are also cooked or prepared on the premises. Open every day.
Shabour – 19 rue Saint-Sauveur
After the success of Balagan, a restaurant/bar near Place Vendôme celebrating Israeli cuisine and original cocktails, another festive place (by the same owners) named Shabour is scheduled to open by the month of September near Réaumur-Sébastopol…
Paris – 7th arrondissement
Coya – Beaupassage, 53-57 rue de Grenelle
This is definitely a very exciting place I can’t wait to go to: the Peruvian-Asian fusion restaurant with previous locations in London, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Monte-Carlo has found a gigantic 700-sqm home in Beaupassage, in a former church! Chef Sanjay Dwivedi has cooked for the Prince of Wales, the Rolling Stones and Paul McCartney – what else is there to say?
Paris – 8th arrondissement
Oursin – 60 avenue des Champs-Élysées
Same location as restaurant Citron (first floor of Galeries Lafayette on the Champs-Élysées), same partnership between designer Jacquemus and Maison Kaspia, and same success to be expected! Located on the second floor of the department store, which is dedicated to luxury fashion, Oursin (meaning “sea urchin”) was initially due to open in July but the opening is now expected for September. Its menu will be mostly dedicated to sea-food. But of course.
FIEF (Fait Ici En France) – address yet to be disclosed
This restaurant is to be opened ASAP by Victor Mercier, the 2018 TopChef TV show finalist (struggling a bit with the building’s co-owners as of now). FIEF is the acronym for Fait Ici En France (“Made Here In France”) and the young chef absolutely intends to go by this rule. Local products, grown and/or transformed in France; plus he wants his restaurant to be as environment-friendly as possible, with options for vegans, vegetarians, and others… Let’s stay tuned…
Contraste – 18 rue d’Anjou
Stéphane Manigold introduced young chef Matthias Marc last year with his 16th-arrondissement restaurant Substance. This fall, Contraste is the opportunity to bring to light two other promising chefs, Kevin de Porre and Erwan Ledru, both 25 year-old childhood friends with experience in Michelin-starred restaurants. Opening scheduled and much awaited for September 9.
Paris – 15th arrondissement
Polichinelle – Yooma Urban Lodge, 51 Quai de Grenelle
Steve Burggraf, founder of the French burger chain Big Fernand has partnered with famous pastry chef Christophe Michalak to create Polichinelle. To be expected? A vegetarian-oriented menu consisting of fresh, seasonal dishes, mostly in a buffet-style while always keeping an eye on presentation, service, and affordability. In the Beaugrenelle mall area.