Vivant Table – Paris
Vivant Table: ‘Paris style cave à manger full of Natural wines’
Chef: Sota M. Inspired by Pierre Jancou
Natural wine inspirator ‘Pierre Jancou’ relaunched Vivant Table last year with a new chef Sota and a more ambitious & typical ‘Bistronomie’ menu.
The wine in this gastro-bistro ‘Vivant Table’ is off course organic and natural. Planning good restaurant & bistronomie visits in Paris is not easy but very important, we are looking for those reasonable priced diamonds in Paris.
The young Japonese chef Sota can list already a nice culinary path with stops @Troisgros, Robuchon & Toyo. With his menu ‘retour du marché’ he is now putting Vivant Table on the Bistronomie hotpotlist.
When entering this small restaurant the interior full of authentic tiles and character pieces impressed us. It used to be a shop for exotic birds! In this experience you do not get comfortable chairs but crapped wooden tables. No marble rooms but a toilet in a kind of ‘cabine téléphonique’. But who cares…let the food rock!
A 3-course lunch with 3 choices each time was served for 39€ (29€ for 2). In the evening you can enjoy the menu carte blanche for 79€. Wines go funky and natural while just recently next door the ‘Vivant Cave’ opened its doors.
We started our lunch with the Risotto, cooked with Japanese bottarga and Parmesan. A delicious start: simple and only very few ingredients but full of flavor.
As a main course we had the barbu de ligne meunière with turnips, carrots, cauliflower, beetroot and Jerusalem artichoke.
For desert I ordered the ‘tarte au citron’. Very surprisingly the chef made his own inspiration of this traditional dish by serving fresh fruit with a lemon crème.
My red wine was a nicely selected AOP Anjou, Pompois 2011 from Nicolas Reau. Natural off course and made from Cabernet franc with aroma’s of raspberries.
We were surprised that for this Friday lunch Vivant table had only 6 covers. Maybe Paris was still in a winter sleep but they better stand up for a visit at Vivant. A no-nonsense authentic interior, great food and off course funky wines, this is ‘Bistronomie’ in Paris!
43 Rue des Petites Ecuries, 75010 Paris
TEl: +33 1 4246 4355
Saturday, Sunday closed
Be-Gusto score: 14,5/20