Paris Dining Trends with blog Paris – ci l’addition

I am sure that I am not the only person with my flights booked, tickets organised and looking forward to this year’s Maison et Objet, 19th-23rd January.   Inspired by this upcoming event, Design Insider has chosen to bring you dining inspiration from our Parisian friends and to do this we have joined forces with Christophe and Slanelle Amav, the food loving duo behind ‘Paris ci l’addition.’

‘Paris ci l’addition’ is a guide to the Parisian restaurants loved by Christophe and Slanelle.  Paris ci l’addition brings us the best restaurants in Paris and shares the couples favorite discoveries, refraining from posting anything that does not meet their high culinary standards their focus is on the restaurants they really recommend to their friends.  Christophe is also the author of the blog ‘A manger et à voir‘, where for the last four years he has treated his readers to his recipes for pastries and savory dishes.  Slanelle has her own lifestyle blog ‘Slanelle Style‘ discussing fashion, music, travel, beauty, which she has written for more than thirteen years, she also loves to taste the culinary creations of Christophe.

1.  What are the most exciting dining trends to be emerging in Paris?  Health food and vegan food are really big at the moment, we see a lot of new restaurants of the kind opening in Paris.  Quite the opposite is also a trend, with cool meat restaurants like Melt or The Beast, which offer delicious slow cooked beef, lamb or chicken.
Melt (74 Rue de la Folie Méricourt 75011 Paris) is a Texan BBQ restaurant in Paris that is becoming incredibly popular, in their review Christaphe & Slanelle warn that the restaurant could be a victim of its own success, with no problem on weekdays, but Saturday lunch it is better to go early.
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Leading the trend was The Beast (27, rue Meslay 75003 75003 Paris), launched in 2014 by Frenchman Thomas Abramowicz, an authentic BBQ joint was born after a year spent training and sourcing everything the entrepreneur would need to open the first authentic smokehouse in Paris.  There are now three restaurants located in Paris; The Beast Republique, The Beast Belleville and Son of a Beast.
3.  What type of cuisine do you most enjoy eating in Paris?We really love a good burger! At B&M’s for example or Japanese food, we think Kodawari Ramen is the best place to eat these dishes. Super tasty!
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B&M (82 Avenue Parmentier, 75011 Paris) is a fast-food burger restaurant which specialises in fresh ingredients and made-to-order meals.  They chose to work with very specific suppliers including Rachel’s cakes for their exclusive potato based buns and Hugo Desnoyer for the meat.  In their review Christaphe & Slanelle recommend the option of selecting “3 mini burgers” which allows you to taste 3 different recipes (most of the time they are tempted by the burgers of the moment) and is guaranteed to be as filling as a standard burger.

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Kodawari Ramen (29 rue Mazarine, 75006 Paris) is a stall on Tokyo Alley in the heart of Paris dedicated to ramen and a temple to homemade ramen.  Kodawari source ingredients from their field, French specialties and carefully imported from Japan, demonstrating the owners passion for ramen culture.

4.  What would be your perfect food day in Paris?For breakfast we’d definitely go to Du Pain et des Idees for good croissants and pastries. For coffee, we would head to Cafe Lomi because they make their own coffee, and then on to Filakia for lunch (it’s Greek and they serve the best souvlaki!)  Eventually, for dinner, we would go to Neva where Beatriz Gonzalez is the amazing cook and Yannick Tranchant creates amazing at deserts.

The bakery dates from 1889, in the heart of Paris, located on the corner of rue Yves Toudic and rue de Marseille in the 10th arrondissement and Du Pain et des Idees first opened their doors on February 22, 2002.  The interior style is dominated by the furniture with is as old as the boutique itself, the idea being to have the feeling of traveling back a century when entering the shop.

Since 2010 Café Lomi have selected the best green coffee beans and roasted them using the best equipment to prepare speciality coffee and teach its use.  Lomi is an active member of the international speciality coffee community, working to promote good coffee businesses around the world by hosting and organising events. Lomi’s know-how has also been recognised many times including Best Roaster of France in 2011, French Champion of Latte Art in 2011, 2014, 2016, French Champion of Coffee in Good Spirits in 2016 and 2017.

A mixture of traditional Greek cuisine and French gastronomy, Filakia is a restaurant that takes their cues from street food transforming it into gourmet cuisine. Their flagship product, souvlaki, is revisited for unique culinary experiences and homemade fries or candied lemon potatoes complete the dish.

The location on Neva Cuisine is unlikely—the slightly melancholy Quartier de l’Europe, a grid of streets behind the Gare Saint Lazare named for major European cities—but Mexican-born chef Beatriz Gonzalez’s new restaurant Neva Cuisine has become a hit destination thanks to her superb contemporary French cooking.  The Neva occupies the former premises of a 1930s-vintage café.

5.  Is there a hotel restaurant in Paris which you particularly enjoy?  The George restaurant at hotel Four Seasons is our favourite. Everything is always high quality, the food is delicious, well prepared, well cooked, and the service is great!
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Nestled in the famous Golden Triangle of Paris, Le George at the Four Seasons Hotel sits in an original 1928 Art Deco building boasting spectacular views of the City of Light and Eiffel Tower.  Le George restaurant and its Chef Simone Zanoni offer light and modern Mediterranean-style cuisine designed for sharing, with many dishes available in half portions, and a balanced, healthy cuisine bursting with flavour and freshness. Interior designer Pierre-Yves Rochon created a timelessly chic and relaxed setting drawing on modern influences. The room has a distinctly Parisian vibe with a highlight of a stunning vaulted ceiling that works in harmony with the work of art by the contemporary artist Junior Fritz Jacquet and the large windows looking onto the Marble Courtyard.

Whether you decide to order a healthy vegan meal, Japanese ramen, indulge in Texan BBQ ribs or splurge on fine dining at Neva Cuisine or The Greorge we would love to know where you visit, even if your only treat is an artisan coffee or exquisite traditional pastry.

Let us know which dining trends you enjoy in Paris later this month at Maison et Objet by tweeting us @DesignInsider1

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Alys Bryan is an experienced freelance furniture designer specialising in commercially viable contract seating. At Method Communication Alys uses her design knowledge to help her clients communicate their brand.
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