2012 has been the golden age of burgers in Paris.Â In 2013, letâ€™s bite into to the original Parisian casse-croÃ»te : the crusty sandwich made of baguette â€“ thatâ€™s what we do best out here, isnâ€™t it? Many cool restaurants have recently opened annexe shops – called Ã©picerie, cave or bar Ã vins, which prepare fresh snacks made from exclusive ingredients. No need to stuck to the jambon-beurre, open your big mouth to innovative combinations.
58 QualitÃ© Street : Polytechnician sandwich
This place has nothing to do with the famous purple box of chocolate candys- despite the weird pun of its name. Itâ€™s the annexe of Sylvain Sendraâ€™s restaurant ItinÃ©raires. You can sit inside and enjoy a plate of fine charcuterie or take away your patanegraâ€™s sandwich for a chic picnic at the next-door Ecole Polytechnique. Come back for the dessert, the homemade ice-creams are worth the lick.
58 rue de la Montagne Sainte GeneviÃ¨ve, 75005 Paris. MÃ©tro Maubert MutualitÃ©.
Lâ€™Epicerie du Verre VolÃ© : DeLuxe Ingredients
Le Verre VolÃ© â€“ a bistro-cave on the Canal Saint Martin, dedicated to natural wines is proud to present its Ã©picerie, surrounded by jars of pickles, big hams and piles of the very best ingredients of the French regions- which are the base of the sandwich youâ€™ll get if you arrive early enough… Choose one of the sandwich of the day and enjoy it on the big wooden table, watching Julien Besson, the passionate sandwich-maker filling the baguette with beef pastrami, olive caviar, pimientos del piquillo, sweet onionsâ€¦
54 rue de la Folie MÃ©ricourt, 75011 Paris. MÃ©tro Oberkampf.
Le BougainvilleÂ : With a glass of pif
Take place on the pistachio green zinc and order le Bougnat (cured ham, Laguiole cheese and rucola) along with a glass of robust CÃ´tes du RhÃ´nes. Â All the products come directly from small producers of Auvergne, the native region of the bistroâ€™s owner. Le BougainvillÃ© is often packed but the fauna is pretty quiet, a mix of old regular customers and the Bourse workers, sipping their wine and tripes with their newspaper. 100% authentique.
5 rue de la Banque, 75002 Paris. MÃ©tro Bourse.
Verjus Sandwichs : American tour
The restaurant Verjus– pretty sophisticated, is hidden rue de Richelieu but youâ€™ll enter its Bar Ã vins from the rue de Montpensier. It â€˜s the perfect place to invite your American date for lunch. The cellar-like room is small and quiet â€“ just some â€œyum-yumâ€ whispered between two tiny bites. There are only three sandwiches on the menu, all irresistible with their exotic names: Mr Changâ€™s buns, Bakesale Betty and Midnight Cuban. Along with a ginger beer, the buttermilk fried chicken will make you nostalgic of an unknown Betty from Oakland, CA.
Photo Credit :Â Diane Yoon
47 rue de Montpensier, 75001 Paris. MÃ©tro Pyramides.
Mmmozza : The white balls show
Lauraâ€™s Vetruccisâ€™s shop is a temple to the handmade mozzarella. The window is full of different types of the white voluptuous cheese from Campania: mozzarella di bufala- of course, scarmoza (smoked mozzarella), burrata (mozzarella with a melting rich heart) etc. The soft mozzarella goes along pretty well with the crunchy baguette, sandwiched between two slides of Tuscan mortadella, seasoned with olive oil and Italian pickles. There is very little space inside, so if the sunâ€™s shining, take away carefuly your juicy sandwich to the little parc around the corner.
57 rue de Bretagne, 75003 Paris. MÃ©tro Art et MÃ©tiers.
article:Â Claire NouyÂ http://lescaptures.com
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