Au Nouveau Nez
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A great value Italian joint with a wine shop attached.
What should I order? Gnudi with buffalo ricotta, orange flower water and sundried tomatoes.
Headed up by a Tuscan chef and a Neopolitan sommelier, Au Nouveau Nez took root in a former wine cellar and has now extended into a perfect little restaurant, decorated with apple green walls and mismatched furniture. The menu features two starters, two mains, two desserts – and that’s it. The yellow plaice with grilled endive and preserved lemon (€14) is divine, but it should come as no surprise – chef Alessandra Olivi only works with super high-quality ingredients from small producers. His gnudi (gnocchi-like dumplings stuffed with buffalo ricotta) were orange-scented with an umami hit from the sundried tomatoes and parmesan (€9). The €8 mixed platter was great value for money and included Basilicata chorizo with fennel seeds. Serious bang for your buck.
104 rue Saint-Maur
|Transport:||Metro: Rue Saint-Maur, Parmentier|
|Price:||Starters €8-13, mains €14-16, desserts €5. Cheese/charcuterie platters: €8/16, wines by the glass €6-8, corkage €7|
|Opening hours:||Restaurant: Tue-Fri midday-2.30pm, Tue-Sat 7-10.30pm, wine shop Tue-Sat midday-midnight.|