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308, rue de Charenton Send to Phone
01 44 75 01 55
Métro: Porte de Charenton/Dugommier
The spicy red Espelette pepper heats up nearly all of the flavorful Basque dishes served here. Regional wines include Madiran and Irouléguy.

Closed Sat. lunch, Sun., Mon. dinner. Open until 10pm
  • Dress code: Casual
  • Entertainment: Entertainment Fri.-Sat.

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: This is the Parisian temple of the spicy red Espelette pepper, garlands of which season the cooking of chef Jean Charles, a true Basque. The terrine of pork liver is infused with Espelette pepper while calamari pil-pil is flash sautéed with garlic, oil and hot pepper. Axoa, or shredded veal with sweet-and-spicy red peppers contrasts with the lightly piquant boudin sausage and the surprisingly good stew of pork feet and tripe. The emblematic Espelette even flavors the gelée served with the foie gras and the sheep's milk brebis cheese. Buttery almond Basque cake and a tourtière (a molded cake usually filled with apples or prunes) do nicely for dessert. A regional wine list includes selections of Madiran and Irouléguy. Lunch prix-fixe menus at €19 and €22; dinner menu €30. Visit La Pibale's Club 308 for great music.

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