Set up by two sisters Katia and Tatiana Levha, this bright, upbeat new bistro on the corner of St Maur and Chemin Vert is serving an excellent fusion menu drawing on the Levha’s Philippino heritage. Chef Tatiana has worked in the kitchens of Paris landmarks Bertrand Grébaut (Septime), Alain Passard (L’Arpège) and Pascal Barbot and it shows. At lunch we tried the set menu (19€/ 23€) starting with sticky marinaded pork with cabbage, spring onions and peanuts for entrée, followed by pollock, fried rice cake with Asian greens for the main. In the evening, things turn à la carte with entrées starting at 10€, mains 20€ and dessert 7€, and there’s a thoughtful wine selection with glasses at 6€. If service was slow, the food was worth it. And the bright, pretty space was busy with a diverse and enthusiastic crowd of locals, friends and foodies. It’s our new fave.
>Noon-2.30pm; 7.30-10.30pm. Closed Sun, Mon. > 32 rue Saint-Maur, 11th. >01 55 28 51 82