Whether you’re in need of a bite before you head out to watch tennis at Roland Garros or you’re coming back and starving, or you are simply in Paris, there is one place that serves it all – Frenchie (5-6 Rue du Nil, 75002 Paris). You can come here for breakfast, lunch, dinner and anytime in between.
My sister introduced me to Frenchie during my last visit to Paris and I loved it! And I am not the only one who has come to feel this way, as Greg Marchand, the mastermind chef behind Frenchie, has been skyrocketing to success. Hidden away in the Rue du Nil, Frenchie is developing into a culinary empire, that is no longer known to just the foodies of Paris. The Wall Street Journal just published an interview with him, including a recipe from his newest cookbook (which is superb and worth buying by the way!)
Marchand’s restaurant “Frenchie” was the first to open in 2009, but was soon followed by “Bar À Vins“ and “Frenchie To Go”, both of which are located just opposite the restaurant. “Frenchie” is a small and elegant restaurant, with a daily changing elegant á la carte menu (be warned this is fairly pricey). The food represents a modern understanding of great French cuisine and is perfect for a delicious French dinner.
“Bar À Vins” is the more casual sister to “Frenchie”. It’s a wine bar that serves great wine along with fantastic food. I loved this place not simply for the great wine and food (the octopus I had was A-MAZING), but because of the great atmosphere. The place is full, loud and busy. Everyone seems to be having a great time, enjoying the fantastic food and drink! Great for a fun foodie/wine night out!
If you are looking to go for breakfast, lunch or a coffee break then the casual and delicious Frenchie-to-Go is perfect for you. Don’t worry they also have seating options. My personal favourites are the absolutely divine sandwiches, which are the perfect combination of great ingredients and indulgent greasiness. (I highly recommend trying the Pastrami Sandwich.)
Can’t wait to go back! (In the meantime there is always his cookbook “Frenchie: New Bistro Cooking”.) Hope you have as much fun as I did!
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