London chef Harry Cummins and Montreal-born sommelier Laura Vidal met while working at Frenchie in Paris in 2012, when pop-ups were just coming on the scene in the French capital. A few years later, they were in the thick of it, hosting longer pop-up residencies and takeovers at restaurants all over the city. With partner Julia Mitton, they launched Paris Popup, an organisation empowering young entrepreneurs to create and grow in the French restaurant industry. Now you can head to their kitchen and terrace in a former haberdashery on Cours Saint-Louis for a legendary Marseille meal – our favourite is the €35 three-course lunch (served Friday to Sunday), but don’t miss the five-course dinner: a tour of chef Harry’s talents at €62. Complemented by Laura’s natural wine picks, it really is something to remember.
La Mercerie, 9 Cours Saint-Louis, Marseille 1er