An ostentatious all-hours cocktail bar and restaurant from the Bonomy Group.
After Little Red Door on the much-hyped rue Charlot and Lulu White in the centre of SoPi, Timothé Prangé, passionate darling of gastronomy, has put down roots in the trendy 10th arrondissement. And he’s gone big with Bonhomie. The gigantic 200m2 room is pitched somewhere between an English members club and the lobby of a grand American hotel, and stays open non-stop from 8.30am until 2am. But in all the grandeur, the tiny Mediterranean details go almost unnoticed.
Luckily, the Southern vibe is more obvious in the short cocktail menu, with sundrenched flavours like Persimmon and sumac. The Bonhomie, with grapefruit, Suze and black salt (€7) is light and vibrant with a subtle bitterness, while The Last Ballet (€13) with Comice pear, grappa, Manzanilla, pepper and dandelion bitters is wonderfully playful on the tastebuds.
In the kitchen, Catalan chef Nicolau Pla Gomez whips up lovely small sharing plates like citrus olives (€4) or delicious Iberican chorizo (€9). For a more substantial lunch or dinner, sit on the other side of the bar for dishes like lamb and chickpea couscous or chicken with chestnuts. And for those with a sweet tooth, there’s coffee, madeleines and homemade cookies served all day. Round the clock joy to be had by all.
TRANSLATION: MEGAN CARNEGIE
22 rue d’Enghien
|Opening hours:||Mon-Fri 8.30am-2am, Sat-Sun 10.30am-midnight|
|Transport:||Metro: Bonne Nouvelle|
|Price:||Cocktails €7-13, €8 for tapas plates|