Monday-Tuesday, in A Nous Paris, Jerome Berger reviewed the previously mentioned Astair in the 2nd and Philippe Toinard covered the rebirth of L’Escargot 1903, same coordinates in Puteaux, where the former pastry chef at Neva Cuisine presents 4 starters, 4 mains and 4 Desserts, including his famous sphere of chocolate that destructs into itself (30€ at lunch, 39€ a la carte, closed weekends.
Wednesday, Emmanuel Rubin, in Figaroscope, reviewed and gave 2/5 hearts to the renewed Maison du Caviar in the 8th; the previously mentioned Sicilian Mulino Mule in the 10th; and Le Beslay in the Hotel des Deux Girafes, 67, ave Parmentier in the 11th, 01.83.75.11.71, open 7/7 except Sunday night, serving Italian informed food. Garnering one heart was the Japanese-South American Uma Nota in the 2nd while Central Park in the 1st struck out getting no hearts. His Hache Menu this week was devoted to the reopening of Italian La Scala in the 10th.
In addition Alice Bosio and Hugo de Saint Phalle wrote about the great return of brasseries, mentioning: Bouillon Julien, Girafe, Astair, Zebra, Bouillon Pigalle, La Coupole and also Le Dome, Vaudeville, La Lorraine, Floderer (ex-Flo), Le Wepler, la Strasbourgeoise & Le Stella.
Also on Wednesday, Heidi Ellison in her Paris Update reviewed Sauvage as “wildly good.”
Thursday, in L’Express Styles, Francois-Regis Gaudry reviewed the previously mentioned Poule au Pot; Jordan Mollim reviewed Picotte, 42 rue de Malte in the 11th, closed Saturday lunch, Sundays and Mondays which has plates for 5-15 E and Charles Patin O’Coohoon reviewed L’Attache, 52, rue Basfroi in the 11th serving dinner Wednesday-Monday.
Saturday, Stephane Durand-Souffland in Le Figaro wrote a puff piece on the new chef (David Bizet) at Taillevent, revealing that his bouillon costs 95E.