Fans of the fashionable trend for preserving, head straight to Boco. The Ferniot brothers, inspired by their memories of their grandmother’s dishes, had the brilliant idea of capturing the recipes of top chefs in preserving jars and now dishes by Anne-Sophie Pic, Frédéric Bau, Christophe Michalak, Philippe Conticini and more are sitting pretty in glass containers (€4 to €9). They work variously as lunch boxes, microwaveable meals or dishes to be warned in a bain-marie. The preservation method offers better texture and flavour than plastic wrapping; the risotto with macaroni, cepes and cheese by Emmanuel Renaut that we tried, though slightly under-seasoned, was beautifully tender and creamy, if on the small side. A delicious dark chocolate mousse by Gilles Goujon was more generous. All ingredients are foraged or organic, and you can also eat your pot on size or go for an excellent croque monsieur (€5.50).
Two other branches are open at 3 rue Danielle Casanova (1st arrondissement) and 45 cour Saint-Emilion (12th arrondissement).