Racines(2) : dining with Martin Solveig…

Let’s talk about n°2 before n°1 ! After success of Racines (the number 1), launched by David Lanher in 2009 in the oldest covered passageways of Paris from 1800 (Passage des Panoramas, near Grands Boulevards), Racines(2) opened last november, in a charming little street between Rue Saint Honoré and rue de Rivoli in 1st district (so many good tips around ! by the way Spring- that you may know- is just close to it). The street where Racines(2) is located is called rue de l’Arbre sec (the dry tree street), but you won’t stay dry for a long as this fabulous little place designed  by  famous french designer Philip Starck is also a wine bar with many good surprises that will delight your palate, trust the somelière !

The decor is a kind of neo-rusctic contemporry bistrot (raw materials, trophies on the wall, open kitchen, guest table…).

The food is naturally exquisite, thanks to the quality of fresh selected products worked with respect, revealing , better : emphasizing their truly nature. The young Chef Nicolas Gaudin, 30 only, worked at Laurent and during 6 years with Alain Passard (Arpège, 3 stars Michelin guide ! ). You then understand his talent for meats, fishes and vegetables. But  not only !   Pierre Hermé himself congratulated him for his skill with desserts.


The first time I had a dinner with friends there, Martin Solveig was just sitting at the table next to me !! Then we came back with american friends from NY who loved the place and good news : the team of Racines think about opening soon a restaurant in the big Apple !

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