Le Baratin

Critics' choice
© Claus Moser
Eastern Paris

Star pastry chef Pierre Hermé visits this cheerful little bistro and wine bar high up in Belleville at least every two weeks to fill up on Raquel Carena's homely cooking with the occasional exotic twist. Typical of her style, which draws on her native Argentina, are tuna carpaccio with cherries, roast Basque lamb with new potatoes and spinach, and hazelnut pudding. If the food weren't so fantastic, it would still be worth coming for the mostly organic wines. Le Baratin attracts gourmands from all over Paris - so be sure to book.

Venue name: Le Baratin
Contact:
Address: 3 rue Jouye-Rouve
20e
Paris

Opening hours: 12.15-2pm, 7.30-11pm Tue-Fri; 7.30-11pm Sat
Transport: Metro: Pyrénées
Price: Main courses €18-€30. Prix fixe Lunch €18
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