Restaurant Article - January 2017

Bonhomie Paris

Our first day in Paris was completed in style at newly opened Bonhomie. Just two months old the 200sqm restaurant come cocktail bar is rapidly gaining a reputation in the bohemian 10th arrondissement for it’s divine food, cocktail’s and design alike.

Designed by Alexander Waterworth the restaurant glows with a sophisticated palette of warm timbers, white marbles, brushed brass and autumnal toned leather upholstery. The space is bright and inviting accented with beautiful hand blown light fixtures by Jeremy Wintrebert.

A brass clad cocktail bar holds fort at the heart of the restaurant. Boasting an impressive back drop; bottles are displayed on a staggered backbar that cleverly frames the bustling open kitchen behind. Communal tables, friendly staff and the option for counter dining gives the place a homely atmosphere, reinstating the ‘living space’ concept envisaged by restauranteur Timothée Prangé.

And as for the food, with a Neo-Mediterranean inspired menu of small plates by ex-Frenchie chef Nicolau Pla Gomez expectations were high from the off. From the beetroot tartare to the smoky grilled octopus the variation and flavours of each dish were delicious.

Bonhomie provided the perfect ending to a chilly day in Paris – we could not have felt more welcomed on arrival and departed feeling like we have found another firm favourite in the French capital.

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