L’Apprenti restaurant pays heartfelt homage to semi-traditional French cooking in a chic setting near sprawling Bois de Vincennes park in east Paris. It’s easy to forget the world and sink into a gourmet bubble here, feasting on Gillardeau oysters, terrine de foie gras on spiced toast, fillet of bass and wild game (when in season) in an upmarket original oak wood space set over two floors. With a cosy corner lounge in each, it’s effortless to prolong your time at L’Apprenti with a digestif and a spot of philosophical conversation. When the weather’s fine, L’Apprenti’s large terrace soon fills with a self-assured crowd discussing current affairs over a glass of Sancerre from a sophisticated wine list.
257 avenue daumesnil