When in Paris, I am always on the lookout for bistros where the food is inventive, seasonal, and reasonably priced. I didn’t have to look very hard this June when I was in the City of Light. I had read glowing reviews by both French and American critics about Philou, a fairly new restaurant only steps from the Canal St Martin in the increasingly trendy 10th arrondissement.
You’ll find a version of it on my site (www.bettyrosbottom.com under Market to Table) this month. A glorious molten chocolate cake for two (one of the best I can remember sampling) and a roasted peach with citrus flavored sauce and ice cream completed our menu.
And the price!! The prix fixe was 30 euros with a few supplements for some items. This was a true bargain for a meal prepared with fresh, seasonal ingredients served in a cozy and casual setting by warm and friendly garcons! I plan to return.
12, avenue Richerand
Metro: Jacques Bonsergent