This review refers only to the restaurant’s brunch menu.
With its red velvet banquettes, green lamps, wooden floors, and mirrors on the walls, the Brasserie Thoumieux adds a touch of luxury to the brunch experience. But this is no ordinary brunch. It’s the kind that’s fit for a king – a very, very hungry king.
Formerly run by chef Jean-François Piège, the brasserie now has chef Sylvestre Wahid at the helm – and it’s clear that he takes brunch very seriously. For €49 we pile our plates high with mountains of homemade patisseries, perfect pain au chocolats and croissants, hams, smoked salmon and an array of butters, jams and cheeses. If that wasn’t enough, the menu also includes a hot beverage, fresh juice, a plate of eggs (either eggs benedict, an omelette or the traditional oeufs meurette, poached eggs in a bourguignon sauce) and a fruit salad.
Whether you prefer to brunch with determination (eyes on the prize, i.e. wiping that plate clean) or take breaks every now and then, Brasserie Thoumieux’s version is something you have to try at least once in your life.
TRANSLATION: MARIA THOMAS