In the 11th arrondissement of Paris hides a little culinary nugget called Le Goncourt. A discreet restaurant, hidden in a small street that hosts a place to discover if you are passing through the neighborhood!
As we get closer, we can already feel the friendly atmosphere that shines through the foggy bay window.
Once through the door, the welcome is warm and friendly to put us at ease from the start. Sitting at the counter before taking our place at the table, we test a glass of cabernet franc, setting the tone for the evening, which will be rich in surprises and tastes!
Under the advice of the dynamic team, I decide to go for an egg mayonnaise enhanced and sprinkled with a little bottarga served in a metal dish like at my grandparents’. A surprising revisit for a fan of this simple and efficient dish like me, but whose taste buds savor every bite, so powerful are the flavors.
To continue on this path, my choice is a plate composed of a mixture of zucchini and elderberry flowers accompanied by an espuma of savagnin carefully arranged, without forgetting the slightly colored note brought by this nature revealing the flavors of a garden in which we would like to walk for hours.
For the main course, a piece of beef, citron on its delicate savory juice, perfectly accompanied by the wine selected for a complete and refined proposal by Jonathan Schweizer, whose knowledge has no limits. Jonathan is also chef at the café “Les Deux Gares” in the 10th arrondissement.
In the mouth, the tastes blend together to celebrate a true marriage of flavors, which we finish with a piece of bread so as not to lose a single drop of this sauce magnified by the Argentinean chef and Jonathan’s companion: Federico Suarez. Between them, they imagine creative and tasty plates.
And to close on a sweet note, I decide to let my heart speak to return to childhood with a rice pudding infused with bay leaf that will not leave me indifferent!
You will have understood, Le Goncourt is a restaurant without fuss where the pleasure is on the plate.
Restaurant Le Goncourt,
10, rue des Goncourt,
From Wednesday to Sunday
Without reservation, from 6 pm