Atelier Rodier – Paris
Atelier Rodier: ‘Bistronomic pleasure in bustling Paris’
Chef: Santiago Torrijos
During every visit we make to Paris we try to combine one more stylish restaurant together with a new ‘Bistronomie’ discovery. During our last shopping weekend at the end of June both restaurant MaSa and Atelier Rodier were chosen for a relaxing evening time. Restaurant Atelier Rodier seriously attracted our attention after reading the stories of CookCooning. Planning good restaurant & bistronomie visits in Paris is not easy but very important. Especially as we know there are still lots of reasonable priced diamonds in culinary Paris.
The multicultural Atelier Rodier is one of them. Located in Rue Rodier in the 9th district, Atelier Rodier is a new hotspot for locals. Chef Santiago surprises with a great price quality/ratio and gives the best of a bistro-nomique experience. Santiago Torrijos is a creative chef with Colombian roots. He gained his stripes in several top gastronomy houses in Paris like Joel Robuchon, Westminster, Bristol, Plaza Athénée and Le Grand Véfour. After years of high standing & luxury spots it was about the time to start his own no-nonsense concept L’Atelier Rodier, which he did last year.
When entering this small restaurant, the interior reflects fully the concept. A white-stacked stonewall is combined with a dark wooden floor. The retro wallpaper is united with lovely recovered bistrot chairs and big light elements. With a view on the little open kitchen we don’t need more comfort, just let the food rock!
On top of the à la carte dishes there is a 3-course ‘menu carte’ for 39€. The full discovery of Santiago’s story can be ordered with the ‘Menu Découverte & Dégustation”, 6 creative dishes for only 59€.
Atelier Rodier works with 2 evening shifts, 18u30 and 21u30. When we arrived a bit to early for the second round, we were nicely asked to come back in 15 minutes. Just around the corner in Rue de la Tour d’Auvergne there seemed to be a great Cuban cocktail bar, called Little H. After having enjoyed our Caipirinha and some Latin beats we went back for some bistronomical pleasure.
White wine: Domaine de Roally 2011, Viré-Clessé, Bourgogne (40€)
All flavors and textures were nicely balanced. I really enjoyed the simplicity combined with intensive tastes of the smoked eel with egg and asparagus. In addition the cod with broad beans and ink was delightful. This together with the no-nonsense interior and friendly service makes restaurant Atelier Rodier also for me ‘Bistronomie’ approved.
Be-GustoAtelier Rodier 17 Rue Rodier, 75009 Paris TEl: +33 1 53 20 94 90 www.latelier-rodier.com Sunday, Monday closed. Lunch only on Thurday & Friday Be-Gusto score: 14,5/20