After many years in this beautiful city, when people ask me where my favourite restaurant is, my answer is L’Ebauchoir.
Whatever the weather, L’Ebauchoir is always bustling with the warm chatter and laughter of families, businessmen, friends and lovers alike, sharing deliciously, intimate moments huddled around their little wooden tables.
Let me introduce you to their menu… an unpretentious mix of French market cuisine which playfully marries locally sourced meats, fresh fish, vegetables and fruit. The current stars of the menu include chicken with asparagus and a creamy mash, and a divinely tender lamb. I’ve never been disappointed by a single dish here; meats cooked to perfection in ideally-sized portions and just the right amount of sauce.
Along with its sister wine bar Le Siffleur de Ballons, which I also highly recommend, L’Ebauchoir stocks an abundance of wines (including 100% natural wines) for your perusal. Picking your table’s wine can be a daunting task when faced with the vast catalog of a wine list, however, all you have to do here is tell them your budget, what you like and what you’re eating and an attentive member of the Ebauchoir crew will happily advise you.
Tip: Try one of the wines of the month at the back of the wine list! Order a bottle and only pay for what you’ve drunk (au compteur)…