In a district filled with shoe factories and small hardware stores, there sits a gray French bistro. The interior is reminiscent of Paris without the obvious details and since opening has gotten some buzz on social media. With the chef formerly having worked at Hannam-dong’s Sous
Marin and Cheongdam’s Maison de la Categorie, one can only have high expectations when entering this new French bistro. The menu consists of about 10 dishes, including desserts. The fried olives on a Greek yogurt and goat cheese spread with endives is a popular appetizer here. Of the two main dishes, the linguini with clams and chorizo beat out the pork sirloin steak. Though affordable pasta is quite difficult to find nowadays, L’enfance’s price of 18,000 won per pasta dish is a major plus. Unfortunately, just one glass of house wine is surprisingly expensive at the staggering price of 13,000 won. After being immensely disappointed by the white wine, ordering the red wine did not elicit a response any better than the former. When asking the waiter to remove the red wine from the table after two disgusting sips, the staff did not seem to be concerned at all. Had the restaurant better trained their waiters, it would have been the perfect opportunity to redeem themselves. Looking at an updated menu, it seems that the house wine has been changed—hopefully for the better.