The open kitchen of this popular Provençal bistro near the Jardin du Luxembourg allows you to watch the cooks at work, and chef Hugues Germany demonstrates a creative hand with Mediterranean cuisine. Expect unusual dishes such as aged Spanish ham with a grilled pepper pipérade and artichokes; mushroom-and-pea risotto with arugula; and duck breast with orange sauce, date puree, polenta, and wild asparagus. To finish things off, try the pear poached with lemon and saffron,
served with a fromage blanc sorbet. Unusual for Paris, an entire section of the menu is devoted to vegetarian dishes.