Summer break point for the ballet of shops, in Orleans. A fine catering offer, varied and sometimes original, flourished. Here’s what you may have missed.
The Aparthe (44, rue du Faubourg-Bannier)
The premises of the restaurant De Sel et d’ardoise did not remain empty for long. Since mid-June, it’s a cozy tea room that has made itself comfortable there. Here, pastry is king, served all day, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Tuesday to Saturday). But Amine and Mélissa, the two partners, also simmer savory dishes for lunch, on site or to take away.
These two converted thirty-year-olds (he worked as an engineer in the nuclear industry and she in human resources) do not put all their eggs in one basket: they sell local products or products from elsewhere in France (fruit juices from Drôme, Boynes beer, recipe kit from a Pithiviers farm, loose tea, etc.), offer pastry classes for adults and parents and children, a brunch one Sunday a month (first meeting on September 18) and workshops of all kinds (reading, writing, chair yoga, etc.). Need a personalized cake? It’s possible. All with a smile! Facebook page.
The Essential (15, rue Croix-de-Malte)
Jeanne-Laure is in the kitchen and Frédéric in the dining room. With their team, they serve “seasonal Loire cuisine”. Because between Angers, the chef’s birthplace, and Orléans, the Loire flows. The menu is purposely short (three starters, three main courses, three desserts) with a vegetable choice each time and “lots of herbs”.
The opportunity to discover, on the way, some specialties such as crémet d’Anjou or plum pâté. Open only on weekdays (35 euros for three choices or 28 euros for two). Facebook page.
Well’in Town (34, rue Notre-Dame-de-Recouvrance)
Nicolas, the son, exported a concept that he liked in New Zealand: the brew pub. Because here, the beer is brewed on site, by him. You can also see the two large vats. Her dad, Christian, went to Naples to train to become a pizza maker.
In addition to pizzas, therefore, you can taste everything that goes well with a mousse: platters to share, burgers… After four months of work, the pair transformed the former El Tio and gave the place a warm atmosphere. , based on wood and green plants. There is also a completely redone terrace. A word of advice: book because the 60 indoor places are quickly taken by storm. Facebook page.
Becqués (86, rue des Carmes)
This bulk grocery store has a specialty that unites a lot of people: the aperitif. You can find something to snack on (savory biscuits, nuts, charcuterie, cheese, crisps…) and to rinse your throat (fruit juice, sodas, wine, beer, coffee).
You can buy to take away or choose to taste on site (until 8 p.m.), in the small courtyard and soon the future room under development, which will be privatized. Facebook page.
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Joose (312 Burgundy Street)
Whether you are gazpacho, milkshake or smoothie, you will find what you are looking for here. Fresh fruit and vegetable milk, salty and sweet, hot and cold soups. Acai bowls are also available. An idea that germinated in the head of the Orleans rapper Dosseh. It is his friend Ivra who manages the small shop. Instagram @joose_club.
Photo Christelle Gaujard
Sahtayn Lebanese dishes (19, place de la Bascule)
Cross the Loire and you will find yourself in Lebanon! Or at least your taste buds thanks to the falafel salads, vine leaves and pastries concocted by Michel Sebbagh, a former engineer at Renault of Lebanese origin, and his team. Something to restore the attractiveness of the south bank and the pretty Place de la Bascule. Facebook page.
Photo Jerome Couton-Coudray
Momen’Tea, the specialist in bubble tea and other mochis, will soon open in Place d’Arc (next to Bizzbee).
The creperie Le Phare Saint-Louis (already present in Chartres, in particular) will soon also light up, in place of the tea room Le Piano in the teapot, rue Sainte-Catherine. She is looking for staff.
Photo Christelle Gaujard
And the prize goes, without a doubt, to a new business in Saint-Denis-en-Val. Mar plij opened at 1068, rue de Bransles: it isa hair salon-bistro! Clearly, customers, adults and children, are offered a drink included in the service (wine, beer or soft drink). Claimed objective: to “have your hair done in a friendly, relaxed and warm atmosphere”. The spouse, grandma or girlfriend can also wait at the bar, with a drink. Go to www.kalendes.com/marplij/ or 06.11.30.42.40. Nocturnes on Thursdays and Fridays until 10 p.m.
Heat pump, wood stove… Is there still time to change heating mode before this winter, in the Loiret?