The team of Paname Brewing Company has transformed an old warehouse on the Quai de la Loire in Paris in micro brewery. Here, in dazzling stainless steel tanks, five craft beers blended from only the best natural ingredients end up to ferment like « Bête Noire », a black IPA, or « Singe en Hiver » , a pre-prohibition lager. Beers are draught at the pressure at prices ranging from 3.70 to 4.50 € the 50cl. With its huge terrace under a 150 years old cherry tree or the one on a floating barge, its very industrial decor in a spirit of Brooklyn, this new place is undoubtedly the spot of this summer to enjoy a good cold beer the feet in the water. Peckish, you can order the mezze platter or outright the cheese-burger. I’m really not a beer drinker but all those who have accompanied me, really enjoyed the ones of PBC. I prefer their homemade sparkling water or their ice latte.
Paname Brewing Company : 41 bis, quai de la Loire, 75019 Paris
When he was a little boy in Germany, Mirko had a passion for cakes, those prepared by his grandmother and his aunt Léonie to his brothers and him. But he chose another passion: fashion, his job during twenty years. Recently, he finally realized his dream with House of 3 Brothers, his pastry-shop close to the Canal Saint-Martin. This little place, only 30 m2 with a Art déco style, is entirely dedicated to the German cakes of his childhood. Every morning, he prepares them himself on place. He chose to serve some generous portions with small prices as his bestseller the cheesecake in different version like nature, lemon-poppy or apple crumble (€ 4) and also the peccadilloes of his two brothers whose photos are presented at the entry: the gingerbread (4 € for 3 pieces) and the chocolate-hazelnut Katzi (€ 4). Personally, I have tasted the lemon-poppy cheesecake : it’s a hit ! I will return for sure taste the other ones.
House of 3 Brothers : 25 rue de Lancry, 75010 Paris
After the rue Oberkampf and the rue Saint Denis, PNY opens a third address in the Marais facing the Carreau du Temple. It is for me one of the best burger restaurants in Paris, even more the best one! The meat comes from the very high quality butchery Le Poncelet. The beef is chopped in the minute and grilled on flame. The buns and desserts come from Rachel’s (the best cheese cake in Paris). Cheddar cheese is pure origin. The fried potatoes are home made. Everything is chosen to make a perfect burger. The three addresses have their own identities with personalized decor and menu. Here, the decoration looks more like Miami or Palm Spring with its candy colors and cactus. During my visit, I tried the lunch menu with « The return of the cowboy, », fries and homemade lemonade: a true delight for 15€!
PNY Marais : 1, rue Perrée, 75003 Paris
Launched by Delphine Plisson (former communications director of the fashion group GSPC) under the sponsorship of the chefs Yves Camdeborde and Bruno Doucet, this new place offers nearly by 3,000 products carefully selected and a restaurant area with family-style meals made from the ingredients proposed by the grocery. I took some time to talk to you about Maison Plisson because my opinion was very divided. Although the products are very good qualities, they are sometimes a bit expensive even for Paris and if the service is smiling, it is not very effective! The too long queue at the checkout sometimes made me give up the idea of buying anything. All is not made in France as it’s announced like the fruit juices from Serbian brand Bakina Tajna (Granny’s Secret). The place is beautiful, with here also some terrazzo, a bit in the spirit of a Dean & Deluca in a French way.
Maison Plisson: 93 Boulevard Beaumarchais, 75003 Paris
La Mère de Famille, the famous french chocolate specialist and Fricote, the French magazine about food culture, have associated to support the exhibition of a talented illustrator : Jean Jullien. Called » Petit Appétit », it brings together works by the artist on the theme of food: attitudes of « foodies », consumption patterns and market trends is decrypted with humor. On this occasion, gourmet products were created: the lollipop « Grump », a chocolate spread, a shuffleboard box « Les Cousins », a chocolate tablet « Les Jumeaux » and two ice cream flavors. The exhibition takes place in two different spot at once: the concept store Colette and the gallery L’Imprimerie.
Galerie L’Imprimerie : 16 rue Saint Merri, 75004 Paris. From June the 22th to July the 5th, 2015
Colette: 213 rue Saint-Honoré, 75001 Paris. From June the 22th to July the 17th, 2015
In the Paris district of Batignolles near the Gare Saint Lazare, Marc Cordonnier, a former of Septime and Passard, offers a refined neo-bistro cuisine with a simple but effective formula: a reduced menu changing depending on the market. The place is nice, bright and decorated in the zeitgeist. We were placed on a high tiled table at the entrance of the restaurant. In the plate nothing wrong: the products are good, the food is tasty and well-executed, all at a reasonable price for Paris. This address has everything of Parisian hot spot. this is may be there its only flaw: it looks like all the other neo-bistros open at this time.
Gare au Gorille : 68, rue des Dames, 75017 Paris / Tel. : +33 1 42 94 24 02
This cocktail bar renews the type in Paris. Pas de Loup opens on a kitchen where a chef prepares dishes that it is recommended to combine your cocktail. This is one of the peculiarities of the place: here you marry mixology and gastronomy. For my part, I started with a plate of Parma ham accompanied by a cocktail with subtle notes of pepper, followed by a yellow chicken with a beverage based on white wine with deliciously smoky flavors. The portions are not so huge but everything is really good. In the back, the space is darker, more cozy, smells of kitchen less present . The cocktails detonate by their intelligence, their balance and you can at any time request a custom cocktail with the certitude of not being disappointed.
Pas de Loup: 108, rue Amelot,75011 Paris