We went to lunch at Le Baratin, so that we can also see Belleville, a historically working-class + immigrant + multi-ethnic neighborhood. It’s very sleepy during the day, as it’s more of a nightlife area.
Le Baratin is a very homely feel bistro + winebar. It has a good selection of organic wine (very good). 3 course for 15 euro. The Argentinian chef Raquel changes the menu daily. The food are classic bistro with a touch of fusion.
My main course Curry Lamb shank is an absolute delight in taste and aroma. The lamb are cooked very tender and juicy and deep with flavor. The Moroccan (?) curry spice isn’t overwhelming, just enough to compliment the flavor, espeically with the green onion. I enjoyed every single bite and wipe the plate clean with breads.
Not fancy, but the food are cooked with very good and fresh ingredients. The taste is simple but very delicious. This place is said to be a favorite eatery of many Paris’s chefs, in fact I read about this place from the madame owner of a certain Michelin 2-star high end restaurant. I’ve read that Le Baratin’s chef specialized in a Crispy Pork which wasn’t on the menu on the day we went, so keep your eye open for it if you go.
3 rue Jouye-Rouve, 20th Arrondissement