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Le Festin Nu (CLOSED)

Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars 18e arrondissement
4 out of 5 stars

Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

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Whatever your feelings on the matter, most people will now be aware that insects form a major part of the human diet in many areas of the world, and that as people seek alternatives to carbon footprint-heavy production methods and to overcome the effects of climate change on traditional agricultural production, creepy crawlies are wriggling their way closer and closer to all of our larders. Admittedly, they are still a matter for comment – or more likely, revulsion – and confined to pop-ups, one-offs or daredevil menus. Paris probably wouldn’t be the first place you’d expect to find a bar casually serving mealworms or crickets as a bar snack, but voilà – Le Festin Nu in the 18th arrondissement, a ‘psychedelic and black music’ hangout, has the balls to serve nibbles with legs.

But don’t worry – they’re neither revolting to eat nor bad for you, being crisp and rich in protein, the possible peanuts of the future. But that’s not the only thing on offer here – there’s the music, and the beer (€5 a pint during happy hour), and the great cocktails (€9), bottled craft beers, and insect-free dishes like burgers, salads and charcuterie. So whether you’re going to take the insect plunge or not, it’s worth a look for the pretty frescoed walls and the film projections on Sundays.

By: Lise Gibet



Address: 10 rue de la Fontaine du But
Transport: Metro: Lamarck - Caulaincourt
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 6pm-12mid
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