Diane, A Broad
January 26, 2013

Frenchie, Frenchie, Frenchie.

Dear Frenchie bar à vins,

I didn’t believe the hype, and I apologize. I’d eaten at the restaurant and enjoyed it, but I never had the “ah-ha, this is genius food” moment there. I get it now.

Sweetbreads, radish, parsley

Foie gras royale, apple/pear chutney, walnut

If you’re coming to Paris, do yourself a favor and make sure you get yourself here one, if not two, if not several nights.

Burrata, wild mushrooms

Tortelli ricotta, butternut, sage, amaretti biscuit

I can’t tell you what to order, since everything is seasonal — there are new dishes all the time. I’ve had the entire menu at this point, and I can honestly say that everything is at least good, and some of the dishes (the ricotta and butternut squash tortelli, for example) are just explode-your-brains divine.

Scallops, sunchoke, ventrêche

Endives au jambon

Pig's head, radish, pickled mustard seeds

Panna cotta, avocado, chocolate

Oh yeah… and the view ain’t bad, either.

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Frenchie bar à vins
5-6 Rue du Nil, 75002 (Sentier)
01 40 39 96 19
€25-65 per person, depending on wine and food selection.

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  • http://www.sweetcarolineinparis.com Caroline

    Sweet Caroline approved :) seriously, though, 2 of the best two meals I’ve had in the last 2 months were at Frenchie with Diane. I’m a fan, of both Frenchie, and Diane.

    • http://dianeabroad.com Diane, A Broad

      <3

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  • http://www.willsheloveparis.com Grace of Will She Love Paris

    am flicking up down left right your pages!! ah what fantastic blog you’ve got, shame I only “discovered” your fabulous self today! Can’t wait to try Frenchie out ;) Your pictures are awesome!!

    • http://expatedna.com/ Edna

      I can’t believe it’s only been three months since you guys met?!

      • http://dianeabroad.com/ Diane, A Broad

        I know, right? But then again, I’ve only known you for like six months…

    • http://expatedna.com/ Edna

      I can’t believe it’s only been three months since you guys met?!

      • http://dianeabroad.com/ Diane, A Broad

        I know, right? But then again, I’ve only known you for like six months…

  • Little Pieces of Light

    Ah it is quite delicious, isn’t it? You don’t want to believe the hype but when you get there, it is well-deserved! I have yet to nab the almost imaginary reservation at Frenchie’s proper restaurant but I hope it happens in 2013!

    Just discovered your blog through Grace’s from your brunch yesterday (which I missed, much to my disappointment!). You have a wonderful blog! :)

    Milsters

    (http://www.littlepiecesoflight.com/)

    • http://dianeabroad.com Diane, A Broad

      They’re getting much better with the reservations at the restaurant. There’s a bilingual girl who takes the phone reservations every day now, and they also have online reservations. Another secret: if you follow them on Facebook, sometimes they post about last-minute cancellations and you can nab a table for the same day!

    • http://dianeabroad.com Diane, A Broad

      PS: too bad about brunch. Let me know if you’d like together for drinks or coffee soon!

  • http://etdrysskanel.wordpress.com Synnebollen

    I’ve got to check this one out, thanks a lot for the inspiration! All the best from the 11e arrondissement!

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  • http://www.facebook.com/rheajayde Rhea McWilliams

    I had one of the best foie gras dishes here, was delish. Definitely go for the 9.30pm reservation!

    • http://dianeabroad.com Diane, A Broad

      Hi Rhea! I agree, the foie gras here is my favorite in the city. The wine bar doesn’t take reservations, but you’re right, I much prefer to get there around 9:30 when the place is nicely buzzing.

      • http://www.facebook.com/rheajayde Rhea McWilliams

        I meant the restaurant! Foie gras, poached pear and an unidentifiable sauce.. Yum!
        A perfect anniversary dinner.

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  • http://dianeabroad.com Diane, A Broad

    All my best from the 16th! Let me know what you think if you go. And make sure to get the tortelli.