PARIS FOOD TRENDS AROMA
After Yam’Tcha and Boutique Yam’Tcha, Adeline Grattard and her husband Chi Wah Chan have opened their third restaurant, –which focuses on traditional Chinese street food. And oh, do they do it well. Lemon beef salad and springtime beansprouts, cold peanut and leek noodles, veggie spring rolls, tofu stuffed with pork and shrimp, morsels of chicken dumplings, sticky mango rice – all crafted by the Michelin-starred chef’s artful hand. On the drinks menu is traditional Laïtcha (tea with sweetened milk), fruity iced tea and artisan beer. Sold.
Café lai’Tcha, 7 rue du Jour 75001 Paris – Tuesday to Saturday, noon until 8pm.
A homely Columbian hangout? Look no further. Flavor and South American fiesta run through the veins of this restaurant owned by the Quillet brothers (Juan & Alexandre). Named Margùs after their grandmother, the 20-seater restaurant-bar has all the charm of a Bogota café with its antique interior, aged touches, large mirrors and tiled floor. On the unapologetically Latino menu is tapas (garlicky potatoes with Amazonian spice, sea bass ceviche, leche du tigre, coconut sautéed shrimp) and sharing plates (bone-in veal shank, beef prime rib), as well as tempting cocktails.
Margùs, 1 Rue des Prouvaires 75001 Paris – Monday to Friday, noon to 3pm & 7pm to 11pm.