The third Noglu outpost (with Tsuyoshi Miyazaki at the helm) will astonish any sceptic with its gluten-free delights.
Powder pink walls scrawled with slogans like “Keep the gluten away” and “Je t’aime moi noglu” might suggest we’re in a healthy food temple. And while the lunch menu (€24) at the third address for the Noglu team is a picture of good health, it's also packed with mouthwatering foodie delights. So as not to miss the show put on by Japanese chef Tsuyoshi Miyazaki (ex-Passage 53) and his su-chef, we sit at the bar rather than on the grey velour banquettes.
To start, beetroot/cashew nut/gorgonzola/raspberry – a fresh combination which isn’t overpowered by the cheese. Then velvety potatoes and delicious pieces of caramelised haddock with crusty breadcrumbs, which is gone far too quickly. A plump, juicy chicken piece comes nestling in spring onions and camembert. Even the bread is soft and fresh, making it easy to forget you're in a gluten-free restaurant.
And the "Panna Coco" carries on in the same delicious vein; a light mousse with coconut, lemongrass, roasted mango and pineapple cubes. If we could eat here every day, we’d go 100% gluten-free.
TRANSLATION: MEGAN CARNEGIE
|Venue name:||Noglu (Paris 3e)|
38 rue de Saintonge
|Opening hours:||Wed-Sun midday-2.30pm, 7.30-10pm|
|Transport:||Metro: Filles du Calvaire|
|Price:||Three-course lunch menu €24, or à la carte around €35|