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L'Avant-Goût

Creme brulee with strawberries and basil

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Christophe Beaufront belongs to a generation of gifted bistro chefs who have rejected the pressure-cooker world of haute cuisine in favor of something more personal and democratic. The result: delighted and loyal customers. There's a lunch menu for €14.50 (soup, main course, glass of wine, and coffee), and the three-course dinner prix-fixe costs €33. Typical of his market-inspired cooking is his signature pot-au-feu de cochon aux épices, in which spiced pork stands in for the usual beef, and the bouillon is served separately. Homemade desserts and a good-value wine list round off a satisfying experience. Children get an especially warm welcome here. Drop into his épicerie across the street to browse the wine selection or order dinner to go, complete with a returnable cast-iron pot.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 26 rue Bobillot, 13e, La Butte aux Cailles, Paris, 75013 | Map It
  • Phone: /01–53–80–24–00
  • Website:
  • Subway: Place d'Italie
  • Location: The Latin Quarter

    Restaurant Details

  • Reservations essential
  • Credit cards accepted.
  • Closed Sun. and Mon.
Updated: 02-19-2014

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