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In the 20th arrondissement of Paris is a mysterious address that can hide many surprises.

The restaurant Fripon transforms the ordinary into the marvelous and dares to mix unexpected ingredients in order to offer extraordinary dishes, all in a warm setting, with impeccable and more than welcoming service. 

© Lucia Bell-Epstein
© Lucia Bell-Epstein

The cuisine, imagined by a Cape Verdean duo, Crislaine Medina the sommelier and Luis Andrade the chef, daring to mix flavors rich in discoveries, has a freedom of expression that will not leave anyone indifferent.  

In the light of the candles that gives the place a subdued atmosphere, the first dish we decide to try is a clever mix of gnocchi, chorizo, and cima di rapa (a plant grown in the southern regions of Campania and Puglia) served on a minimalist plate that leaves the floor to the ingredients. A dish that takes us on a journey to paradisiacal lands. From the first bite, the flavors transport us, while the wine selected on Crislaine’s advice energizes this first taste story. 

Then we taste the cauliflower and Brussels sprout gnocco bolognese with its pronounced flavors, perfectly spiced, accompanied by a creamy white cheese sauce.

To end on a sweet note, we decide to turn to a chocolate, cocoa nib, and olive, which opens a new culinary chapter for the greatest pleasure of our taste buds.

© Lucia Bell-Epstein
© Lucia Bell-Epstein

Fripon is a neo-bistro not to be missed if you are visiting the French capital or to be discovered by Parisians looking for innovative cuisine in an intimate and contemporary atmosphere. 

To do and to do again!

Restaurant Fripon

108, rue de Ménilmontant, Paris 20th 


Thomas Durin