Châtelet is a neighborhood with a thousand faces. At the same time epicenter of culture with the Center Pompidou, historic district of jazz with its rue des Lombards, meeting place for Parisian nights with its string of terraces, bars and clubs, Châtelet is also changing into an essential place of Parisian refinement. . This is particularly the case of the Pont Neuf district, where the reopening of La Samaritaine has breathed a breath of fresh air into the 1st arrondissement. And close by, another address enhances the radiance of the district: the Maison Albar Le Pont Neuf hotel, a cozy and trendy 5-star hotel located in the former headquarters of the Céline fashion house. We went to discover the place through its restaurant, Odette, L’Auberge Urbaine, imagined by Rostang Père et Filles, under the leadership of chef Rémi Henaux. This chic canteen presents its new menu: a weekly gnocchi dish, made with locally sourced seasonal and local produce, including 100% Ile-de-France vegetables.
Odette, a creative and responsible menu that gives pride of place to gnocchi
Odette, l’Auberge Urbaine is above all a story of sharing. In a chic but resolutely cozy setting, with great reinforcements of wood, stone and comforting tones designed by the architectural workshops EDO and Atelier COS, the address signs a local menu highlighting French agriculture. And for this new autumn menu, chef Rémi Henaux imagines 5 different gnocchi recipes each week, served directly in their skillet, to share with 2… or to keep for yourself for the very greedy. Gnocchi with spinach, nori seaweed, basil, potatoes/parmesan: Odette explores all the possibilities of this traditional pasta of Italian cuisine, to the delight of our taste buds. The gnocchi serves as a blank slate for the chef, who then plays with seasonal products to create this menu, which changes every week according to the ingredients available, with disconcerting finesse and balance.
And to stay in the local and seasonal spirit that inspires Odette’s cooking and share the good products used in their recipes, the address cultivates links with Ile-de-France farmers by offering you baskets of 100% local vegetables, season and coming from a reasoned production. All you have to do is book in advance, then pick up your basket at the restaurant of the Maison Albar Le Pont Neuf hotel. Enough to reproduce the recipes of chef Rémi Henaux at home, with the same good products.
Odette, L’Auberge Urbaine, 23/25 Rue du Pont Neuf, 75001 Paris. Open every day.