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Le Petit Pergolèse

38, rue Pergolèse Send to Phone
01 45 00 23 66
A restaurant/art gallery full of energy and vibrant French bistro fare.

Lunch & Dinner Mon.-Fri.
  • Valet parking
  • Dress code: Casual
  • Reservations suggested

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Le Petit Pergolèse, Paris, france

Le Petit Pergolèse Restaurant Review

: If Albert Corre, a former protégé of Joël Robuchon, is a chef, he is also a contemporary art enthusiast. The art, mostly paintings and sculptures (Warhol, César, Arman, Peter Anton…), spread all over the intimate restaurant changes every week. You can keep coming back and never get bored, especially given that some pieces can be the subject of conversation while you’re dining at the black slate tables and sitting on the matching black and red chairs or the red banquette. Corre is truly passionate: every item served at his chic bistro is prepared and cooked in the kitchen by chef de cuisine Frédéric Lagrange from ingredients delivered daily by small producers. Expect the cuisine to be very French, bien sûr. You must start with the pâté en croûte or the lobster salad with the house-made truffle vinaigrette that you will probably end up buying before you leave. Fish lovers can choose the pan-fried sea bass paired with a light potato purée seasoned with artist Charles Aznavour’s olive oil, or the steamed black cod presented on a bed of spinach. Sweetbreads aux pleurotes (oyster mushrooms) is a house specialty. Don’t skip the truffled matured Camembert before indulging in the soufflé au Grand Marnier, though the warm chocolate mousse accompanied by vanilla ice cream is delicious, too. Before you depart, remember to admire the permanent art collection that is outside in the little garden on the street --- we especially love the very colorful cow. Be sure to reserve as the place (where many celebrities are regulars) is always packed, in part due to the energy brought by always-in-a-good-mood Corre and the warm welcome of restaurant manager Thierry. The short wine list carries only French labels.


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