I met up with awesome Jackie at Le 6 Paul Bert on a freezing evening during a week when I felt like I was dining out every night. It might have been because I’ve been at restaurants so much lately, but this place didn’t really wow me. Don’t get me wrong — everything was fresh and well-made and beautifully plated, but nothing made me want to get out of my seat and applaud. Still, Le 6 Paul Bert is a solid adresse and I wouldn’t hesitate to go there again, and at €38 for three dishes and a dessert, it’s not too hard on the credit card either.
Tartare de bar, mayonnaise d’huitres et herbes amères
Coteaux XL juste saisis, eau de laitue de mer, daikon
Noix de veau, carottes blanches, persil et moelle
Longe de cochon, endive rôtie et poire
Gnocchi au beurre, navets du Pardailhan et poutargue de bar
Poitrine de canette, salsifis et foie gras
Parfait au chèvre, babeurre et glace topinambours
This was our favorite dish of the evening, which is usually not the case with desserts. Those disks of chèvre had an intriguing texture, kind of like that freeze-dried astronaut ice cream you used to get from the science museum as a kid.
Gin cake, glace au levain, orange
Sourdough ice cream? Get out of here.
Le 6 Paul Bert
6 rue Paul Bert, 75011 (Charonne, Faidherbe-Chaligny)
01 43 79 14 32
€38 for four courses.