The blue front window is as blue as the Aegean Sea, with a shaded terrace and smells of hot pitas, gyros and grilled fish are excuding from the doors. This is expected at Etsi, where the head chef, Mikaela Liaroutsos, offers freshly prepared Greek dishes every day.
Here we shared small mezzes (arguably a little too small): like the grilled octopus on mashed fava beans, with caper leaves and fresh pomegranate. Then the taramasalata topped with pistachios; smoked sausage with fresh cheese, peas and pomegranate; or the simple golden chips with melted feta. To finish? A sublime baklava and with strawberry mousse.
You'll find Greek wines (imported by Georgos ...) retsina, a Greek white wine or the Akakies Amyndeon rosé is equally delightfully surprising. Having said all that, for how much you get on your plate, the prices are a little steep...
We advise coming back at midday to enjoy the menu formula at for a bit less. Congratulations must go to the young chef however, who restores nobility to Hellenic gastronomy which is few and far between in Paris.