November 04, 2020
With three Michelin stars and the esteemed title of Meilleur Ouvrier de France (Best Craftsmen of France) under his belt, Eric Frechon is a distinguished member of chef royalty. In our latest edition of 'Eat Like A Chef', the executive chef of Le Bristol Paris for more than 20 years shares his favourite Parisian boulangeries, brasseries and bistros:
Au Petit Tonneau
This brasserie offers one of the most delicious Parisienne dishes, veal blanquette, which is a true French speciality that everyone must try. Fun fact: the Chef de Cuisine here worked at my restaurant, Le Bristol Paris, for five years.Au Petit Tonneau, 20 Rue Surcouf, 75007 Paris, France, aupetittonneau.fr
My restaurant Lazare offers classic French fare – the sausage and mash was voted best in Paris, while my personal favourite is the hare. With its lively atmosphere and prime location at Gare Saint Lazare, it’s a great spot to meet at, any time of day.
Lazare, Parvis de la Gare Saint-Lazare, Rue Intérieure, 75008 Paris, lazare-paris.fr
Simple and refined menu offerings are a staple at my newest venture, Le Drugstore. With a menu that focuses on sharing, we offer breakfast, quick or gourmet lunch options, and homemade pastries and British finger sandwiches at tea-time. Come sundown, guests can enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres until late in the evening.
Le Drugstore, 133 Av. des Champs-Élysées, 75008 Paris, France, publicisdrugstore.com
La Boulangerie Du Nil
If you’re looking for a supreme bakery, La Boulangerie du Nil by Japanese baker Shinya Inagaki is a must. Inagaki uses ancient wheat practices to produce incredible croissants and naturally leavened bread. I enjoy La Boulangerie du Nil so much that their products are used in my restaurant at Le Bristol Paris.
La Maison Plisson
La Mason Plisson is a luxury grocery store where you can find the best local products – it’s a temple for all gastronomes. I love visiting this delicatessen to get the best from the butcher, fishmonger and fromager. Come here if you’re looking to cook an impressive, fresh and flavoursome meal for your guests.
La Maison Plisson, 93 Boulevard Beaumarchais, 75003 Paris, France, lamaisonplisson.com
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