Backstory: In October the old Chez Papa space in this area of the 18th that is little known save to keen shoppers for the cheesemonger Virginie, baker Delmontel, oysterman Gillardeau and master of the kuing-aman Arnaud Lahrer became the Cochon Gaulois, all but unknown except to Emmanuel Rubin in Figaroscope who somehow found it for his Hache Menu. "Oh well" I thought, as I passed it each day on the bus #95, another single product place like Pomze, Rouge Tomate and Melt, maybe someday I'll try it. Well, what a welcome surprise.
6.9 Le Cochon Gaulois, 185 Rue Marcadet in the 18th, 09.80.92.35.07 (Metros: Guy Moquet or Lamarck Caulincourt), closed Sundays and Mondays, is a welcoming place, with an astounding 17 E menu at lunch. However, I chose to do my piggy otherways.
I went first for the pigs feet in a crusty exterior which was about as good as they come. Fabulous! Then I had the braised pork, which truth be told, I'd seen in their website shot, and was every bit as good as that. Plus they were topped with we called chicharrones at 118th St. Finally I had the café gourmand, with a 5* chocolate, 4* finanacier and pretty good choux and coconut thing as well.
The bill for a couple, with no bottled water, but 1 bottle of wine shared, would come to 99 E. dB's = 79.3
Go? Are you kidding? Take your 10 best friends too and sit at this very cool tablein frint.