Ninth address to inflate the bosom of the Lahner branch (Bon Saint-Pourçain, Panache, Caffè Stern …) and third to beat the Racines flag (after Roots and Roots II), what exactly does this Root have? Perhaps to impose, once again, at Saint-Germain, a seduction of bistro where, in one of these raw decorations of matter, a kitchen in clear line agrees with nice things: produced in virtuous circuit, new way Housewife, “rurbanity” of mouth, young vegetable vein! In the momentum, to install Alexandre Navarro, a fine touch of chef passed by the great (Constant, Anton, Ducasse) but today swift to make the plate buissonniè Chef Alexandre Navarro (Plaza Athénée, Pré Catelan and Racines 2) knows how to seduce his guests. It serves as a joyful welcome message, small barbajuans, all gilded. This Monegasque culinary specialty is rich in Mediterranean flavors: chard, pumpkin and parmesan …
The appetite immediately opens with confidence. At lunchtime, two “lunch menu” give honor to the French gastronomy and put in values terroirs, meats and fish but also beautiful dishes of vegetables perfectly cooked. The desserts, passion asserted, reinforce the personality of this great bistro: classics such as Baba au Rum and Chocolate Tart are here sublimated. The pastry is presented just baked out, blown, fondant-coulante to wish, accompanied by a tasty cocoa sorbet. Racines des prés is the last restaurant of David Lanher, founder of Racine, Passage des panoramas, Bon St Pourcin, near St Sulpice church, the Panache restaurant and the wonderful Caffè Stern. re. Menu the Midi from 29 to 35 euros and the evening a la carte from 40 euros With whom? A beautiful plant. One, two, three plates … Ravioli mushrooms-hazelnuts, broth like a bisque: shining.
Yellow spot with spinach and white asparagus, white butter with clams: attractive. Chocolate souffle tart and cocoa sorbet: graceful. Service? Diligent. The bill? Menus at 29 and 35 € (lunch), a tone above à la carte. Which table? At the counter, facing kitchen.
Roots of the Pres. 1, rue de Gribeauval (VIIe). Tel: +33 (0) 1 45 48