The Paris of chefs – What Éric Beaumard eats

A gastronomy actor entrusts every Friday to the “Point” his five favorites in the capital. Today, the best room manager in the world.

By Thibaut Danancher

Éric Beaumard, director and head sommelier of V, the 3-star restaurant of the Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris
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II love strolling through the heart of Ledru-Rollin in the 12edistrict, where he has lived for a quarter of a century. Éric Beaumard fell in love with this lively, authentic and popular district. “There is always something going on! It bubbles, it infuses, it simmers,” laughs the director and head sommelier of V, the 3-star restaurant at the Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris. His cute sin? The Aligre market with its market gardeners, butchers, fishmongers, cheese makers… which are full of exceptional products. The perfect opportunity for the man who has just been crowned best room manager in the world by the association of the Grandes Tables du monde during the Salzburg congress to reveal to the Point his five favorite addresses in the capital.

His bistro table: HuThoPi
“Hugo Lafont, Thomas Cuni and Pierre Le Lard put together the first syllables of their first names to name the restaurant they recently opened near Ledru-Rollin. These three young cooks, who met at Cobéa at Philippe Bélissent, compete in audacity and mischief in their proposals. This summer, I really enjoyed myself with eggplant stuffed with zucchini, mint and basil; freshly seared cuttlefish and their red pepper coulis; a piece of veal and its black rice sauce. The wine list is in the making. »
53, rue de Charenton, Paris 12e. Menus: €36 (lunch), €70. Menu: from €42 to €65.

His neo-bistro: Vantre
“Marco Pelletier has made his bistro lair near République a haven for lovers of good food and good wines. The former head sommelier at the Bristol has entrusted the kitchens to Japanese chef Masaki Nagao, who pays homage to great French cuisine: pâté en croute; raw scallops, oysters, coco de Paimpol; saddle of lamb rolled with spinach; hare a la royale; lemon meringue pie. Marco Pelletier has crafted a unique wine list bringing together legendary estates and others out of the ordinary at all price points. »

19, rue de la Fontaine, Paris 11e. Menus: €26 (lunch). Menu: from €48 to €82.

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His truck restaurant: Aux bons crus
“The Dumant family celebrates popular French cuisine served on white and red gingham tablecloths. An authenticity confirmed by the blue and red plate of the label Les Routiers normally scattered along the roads of France but established here in the heart of the capital, a stone’s throw from Voltaire. Long live the tricolor emblems: mimosa leeks; snails; poached eggs; pike quenelle, Nantua sauce, rice; andouillette with string; rib steak, béarnaise sauce; floating island with pink pralines. »

54, rto Godefroy Cavaignac, Paris11e. Menu: from €17 to €47.

His butcher: Boucherie Cosse
“With the Cosse family, ono business with the butcher the old who wears the tie under shirt and apron. In their shop in Charonne – they have four in Paris – theBeef ribs, whether Blonde d’Aquitaine, Limousin or Charolais, are perfectly matured without being too stale. Lamb, pork, poultry… are a delight. Just thinking about it makes me salivate. »

106, rue de Charonne, Paris 11e.

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His wine merchant: Right here
“This wine cellar is home to hard-to-find nuggets: for example, Frédéric Savart and Emmanuel Brochet in champagne; Jean-Marc Vincent and Thomas Pico in burgundy; Pierre Gonon and Jean-Paul Jamet, for wines from the Rhône Valley… You can drink any bottle on site with a modest corkage fee of 10 euros. The selection of spirits is also remarkable. You can even enjoy a few meticulously sourced nibbles: sardines, charcuterie boards, cheese boards, terrines, spreads, homemade chocolate cake…

68, rue de Charenton, Paris 12e.

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