Elmer – Paris, France

In the 6 years since I’ve visited Paris, the culinary scene has changed. There’s a foodie revolution happening and I love it. Perhaps it’s due to a new wave of millennial chefs not afraid to play around with the oh so typical French cuisine, or the influx of immigrants. Whichever the case I think it’s great to shake up the French!

Elmer Restaurant, located in the 10th ARR is a chic neo bistro. Or as we Americans like to call it a Gastropub. The food is influenced by Asian and Latin America flavors thanks to the chef Simon Horwitz and his extensive travels.

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The amazing staff at Elmer was kind enough to help us translate their menu. Sadly my college level of French did not prepare me to translate their menu.

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We ordered:

Tomato ancienne fumee, haricots Verre, concombre et harengs fumes.

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Smoked tomatoes with smoked herring. A surprisingly wonderful combination. At first bite the flavors are a bit confusing but they really do work well together.

Ravioles de betterave, faisselle, persil plat, eau de rhubarbe

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These little gems were raviolis made out of beets, in a rhubarb sauce. I could have eaten 20 more.

Lieu jaune de ligne, carabineros, gernika et romanesco.

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A delicate white fish. Very light in flavor.

Red wine

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Boy do the French know their wine!

Elmer’s very own baked bread.

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I could eat a whole damn loaf of this stuff!

For dessert we got:

Peche au barbecue, groseilles, roquette et armande amere

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Barbecued peaches with arugula. It’s an odd combo but it really works.

Reines-Claudes, pistache, pissenlit, et fraisselle

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Pistachio and grilled plums.

Gaunche au chocolate noir, framboises, noix et mais.

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Pure decadence! If you are a chocolate lover you must order this.

Of course, dessert wouldn’t be complete without Cafe au lait and du tea.

Now you’re probably thinking this meal was hella expensive. It wasn’t cheap by any means, but I believe it was completely reasonable. For the three of us, our meal cost roughly $160 euros. Not bad right?

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Elmer is a definite must go to if you find yourself in the city on lights. You won’t be disappointed. If nothing else they have good bread!

For more info please visit their website: http://elmer-restaurant.fr

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