Etikettarkiv: Paris

Paris – Dessance

Restaurant Dessance

Tel: +33 1 42 77 23 62

74 Rue des Archives

Opening Hours: Nonstop from noon (2pm Wednesday and Thursday) to 11pm (11:30pm Friday and Saturday). Closed Monday and Tuesday.


Situated in the northern part of the Marais district – Restaurant Dessance – a neologism that combines ”dessert” with the french word for birth (nuissance) is what gave this restaurant its name. It certainly give this modern looking restaurant a very special touch with focus on what you eat after your main course i.e. dessert!

The creator Philip Baranes wanted a restaurant that rethought the conventions of a meal. The menu at Dessance doesn’t run toward the pastries, cakes and tarts that a desserts-only concept might imply, but rather offers a small but intriguing collection of dishes that can be eaten as both desserts and main courses

To make this come true, Baranes recruited the talented young chef Christophe Boucher (pic below), who had previously worked at the edgy Aux Mare des Oiseaux auberge near La Baule and Restaurant Ledoyen and Le Grand Vefour in Paris, to create the menu.2Dessance_Boucher©Felix_VigBucher created dishes that weren’t to much based on sugar and instead he worked with fruits, vegetables and fresh herbs to create fantastic flavors. The audience seems to love it since it has received great reviews and are rated among top 5% of restaurants on Tripadvisor in Paris.d196c2432f0c9d302c383f936c9b2a9b   If you want ”the full monty” experience then order the “Carte Blanche” menu — which includes an appetizer, four desserts and tiny confections  and the drink pairings, in which wine, fruit juice, tea, coffees and even whiskey ) are offered with each course.46ca476d4813c8838bb5ba2c02a11b95From my point of view, Dessance is just as propriate for a long lunch (business or private) as for dinner. Go here if you want to try something new, energizing and fresh…if McDonalds or Pizza Hut is your favorite dinner ”crib”….well don’t go.

Paris – Breizh Cafe


109 rue Vieille du Temple (Marais)


This place has its origins in Brittany (Cancale) where the owner Bretrand Larcher comes from. He has brought the best ideas of how to run a creperie (serving buckwheat Galettes) with him to the capital and since it is rated among the top 10% of restaurants in Paris (on trip advisor) Breizh on tripadvisor, he has succeeded! Open both for lunch and dinner. The restaurant has seats inside and outside (come early as the waiting list gets full…)IMG_0502The choice of fillings has great quality including the dessert crepes, add to this a choice of 15 artisanal ciders – you will understand this is a world away from the average crêperie.IMG_0504 Vendangeure – Bluecheese, honey, pine nuts, grapes and green salladIMG_0503 Basquaise – egg sunny side up, creme fruit, white asparagus, tomatoes and smoked duck breastIMG_0506Chef working hard

Next door to the restaurant is Breizh Café Epicerie, selling high-quality specialty foods from Brittanybreizh_cafe_livre_recettes_bertrand_larcher



Paris – Claude Colliot


40 Rue des Blancs-Manteaux (Marais, Paris)

Tel +33 1 42 71 55 45

Great little restaurant on a quiet street in the heart of Marais. Run by chef Claude Colliot (cooked for Sofia Coppola during the filming of Marie Antoinette and made a birthday cake for Tarantino). Cotillard, Canet and DiCaprio are crazy about him… The restaurant has a modern somewhat eco design – all with a warm sober feeling. Staff doesn’t show off, but are very knowledgable about the menu and the wine list! Best advise is to go for the 4 course menus €62 or 7 course menu €79.