As of January 2017, the Ratapoil du Faubourg has transformed into Little Mana (‘mum’ in Greek). Jerome Aubert, the former chef at Ratapoil, has handed over the reins to his second in command Nadia Michaud, whose dishes are inspired by both the United States and an unconditional love for the Mediterranean (from Greece to Italy, Crete to Lebanon).
On the menu, small dishes made with fresh, seasonal produce: think cuttlefish and gremolata with grilled breadcrumbs and Greek mullet botaga, or even grilled steak with sautéed, herb-seasoned potatoes and rocket with grana padano. Accompanying the meal: pitta-bread and warm, meltingly soft homemade focaccia, alongside a range of organic wines – both French and foreign varieties – which are also available for purchase in the ‘cave à vins’ on the floor below.
TRANSLATION: LEONIE CATER
|Venue name:||Little Mana||Contact:|
72 rue du Faubourg Poissonnière
|Opening hours:||Tue-Fri 12mid-11pm, Sat 7.30pm-11pm|
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There are plenty of good restaurants in the 10th arrondissement, but this has to be one of my favourites. Interesting takes on classic French dishes. The cooking is simply done, but with really powerful flavours. The decor is cool, though it does feel a bit strange eating while being watched over by a large painting of Lenin...