Septime – Paris
Septime: “The new Bistronomie-Atelier of Paris!”
Chef: Bertrand Grébaut
There is a new flow of restaurants in Paris that luckily think out of the box, away from the traditional French cuisine with highly expensive menus and overdone service. These young but experienced chefs give you a star quality dining experience for a fair price in a much more casual and relaxing trendy-chic environment. The new generation chefs, full with creativity and spontaneous balanced flavours, cook out of the traditional French boundaries and we recognize some Nordic influences. The success of many others like Le Chateaubriand, Frenchie, Saturne and Agapé Substance can off course not be ignored.
Not surprisingly that all Paris food lovers and bloggers have been visiting restaurant Septime in the past year and have been writing about their excellent experience. Septime was already few months on our ‘to do’ list and when they got in April into the foot steps of the Chateaubriand by entering the World’s best top 100 (nr87), we were pushed doing the utmost for our June booking request in Septime.
Septime is located in the 11th arrondisement and can be reached by metro Ledru Rollin & Charonne. Or even better: stay in the Funky Mama Shelter hotel, which is at 10-15 min walking distance. When getting to the right address, I first thought we are visiting one of Paris great ‘artisan ateliers’. The interior is designed Scandinavian modern and expresses a relaxing atmosphere. The Chef and his staff can be observed through the open kitchen at the back.
Chef, Bertrand Grébaut, gained experience with Alain Passard in L’Arpège and was one of the youngest chefs afterwards getting a Michelin star in Agapé. For lunch he serves a 3 course menu for only 26€ and dinner leaves you no choice, follow the chef’s tasting menu for 55€ and you will not be disappointed. Reservations are taken as of 3 weeks in advance only and this can be done online through the website of Septime. Dinner seats are quickly taken!
White tuna, verbena, cucumber flower & currants
Queen scallops with watercress, radish & herbs butter with tarragon and parsley
Turbot with mussel’s jus and a mousseline of carrots
Guinea fowl filet with Paksoi & cottage cheese
Chocolate ganache with a sorbet of black currant & raspberry and a caramelized crumble of black olives
The service in Septime is prompt and very charming, an excellent spot for a great evening out with friends. The wine list is small but well balanced and prices are not a rip off like often happens in Paris. We really enjoyed this inventive refined cuisine and all flavours were well balanced. We look forward to more ‘tasting’ moments from Chef Bertrand!Septime Rue de Charonne 80, 75011 Paris TEl: +33 14 36 73 829 http://septime-charonne.fr Saturday & Sunday closed, Monday closed for lunch Be-Gusto score: 16,5/20