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Verjus

Add: 52 Rue de Richelieu, 75001 Paris, France
Tel: +33 1 42 97 54 40
Hours: [Mon] 6~11pm [Tue-Fri] 12:30~2pm, 6~11pm (closed Sat & Sun)
Website: hkmenus.com
Price: tasting menu €60
Tasted on: Jun 2013

Verjus wine bar was one of the first places I went to after arriving in Paris, but I didn’t make it to the restaurant side until 8 months later. This airy and stylish dining room is run by Braden Perkins and Laura Adrian, an American couple who successfully launched the “Hidden Kitchen” supper club a while back. The cooking, showcased through its monthly-changing tasting menu (€60 not including the optional wine pairing and cheese board), is light, inventive, and elegantly presented.

Here’s the menu on the evening of my visit.

Spring herb gazpacho, garlic croutons, pansies, herbs.

Buffalo milk ricotta dumplings, sweet peas, heirloom carrots, hazelnuts, wild herbs.

Truffle poached egg, fava bean hummus, fava beans, green goddess, frisee.

Line caught John Dory, fennel and artichoke relish, ramp broth, roasted new potatoes.

Skillet cooked duck, red cabbage kraut, orange, rye, smoked celery root skin.

Fries, not included in the menu, can be ordered on the side.

Grilled hanger steak, roasted asparagus, pickled onions, mustard sauce, fried garlic.

A selection of French cheese aged by Madame Hisada, served with house garnishes (+€14).

Honey and cardamom panna cotta, strawberries, braised rhubarb, walnut biscuits.

Dark chocolate sorbet, tonka bean and parsley cream, oranges, grapefruit, crumbled biscotti.

Most memorable for me was the spring herb gazpacho, buffalo milk ricotta dumplings, and honey cardamom panna cotta, though really the entire menu was rather well-orchestrated. If you are thinking about coming to Vejrus, be sure to call ahead for a reservation as tables can go very quickly at this popular restaurant.

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