Named for Parisian novelist Eugène Sue, the gourmet cuisine at La Table d’Eugène is actually affordable. Too bad for Eugène himself, who departed this life in 1857. The décor is, admittedly, charmless, but the men behind the scenes – Geoffroy Maillard and François Vaudeschamps – are both talented and driven.
They cook up some magnificent food using simple flavours, all skilfully assembled and beautifully presented. There’s blue shrimp from Mozambique in a walnut crust, or ravioli of Bresse chicken with foie gras and morel mushrooms in a wine, cream and foie gras sauce. There’s a perfectly cooked pork chop with a truffle emulsion, accompanied by the marvellous house speciality, a risotto with macaroni and boletus mushrooms. It’s all faultless.
It’s just tough to leave things on the menu untasted: sea bream tartare, cod with chorizo, duckling crumble. And the desserts keep up the high standard: rice pudding, lemon tart with meringue, sorbets and the peerless perle surprise au chocolat: a ball of milk chocolate which sheds its skin under the caresses of a stream of hot chocolate with tonka beans, revealing its frozen, crunchy interior.
So the cooking can’t fail to impress, even more so thanks to the attention the establishment has given to making it affordable: there are two set menus of €30 and €38, and two tasting menus of five courses (€58) and seven courses (€78). For the standard, it’s a steal.
|Venue name:||La Table d'Eugène|
18 rue Eugène Sue
|Opening hours:||Du mardi au samedi de midi à 14h30 et de 19h30 à 22h30|
|Transport:||Métro : Jules Joffrin ou Marcardet - Poissonniers|
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The food and the service here are totally off the chain.
I ate here when I took my mother on a surprise trip to Paris and I really wanted to find somewhere perfect. La Table d'Eugène totally hit the nail on the head.
I don't know how long ago the review above was written, but the decor is lovely. Calm cool colours, with unoffensive art and cute little dangly lights on the ceiling. It felt relaxed and friendly, but also modern.
The food we ate was incredible. I started with a hibiscus ceviche mackerel which was out of this world. I followed this up with scallops and grey prawns with charred brussels and radishes in a ginger broth, which totally blew my mind (it was lick the plate good). For dessert I chose a citrus parfait, which was light as air and served with vodka sorbet and lychees. It was a really refreshing end to the meal.
All of the food was amazing and obscenely well priced. I'd go as far as to say it's one of the best meals I've ever eaten.
And if all of this wasn't enough, they ever serve up some adorable hors d'oeuvres and a palate refreshing pear sorbet along side the meal.
It's definitely worth a visit. I'd go back at the drop of a hat, but make sure you book ahead as it can get a bit busy.
Will never fail to visit this fabulous restaurant when in Paris. Always once, very often twice in a week. And we are never dissappointed!