Last week I met my friend Tina and we had dinner at the recently opened Italian restaurant La Divina Commédia. Our friend who is one of the co-owner’s invited us and it was my first time having dinner there. I had carpaccio de coquilles Saint-Jacques (scallops) and a pizza with mozzarella di buffala. I love coquilles Saint-Jacques and I’ve always had them barbecued and it was my first time eating them raw but it was delicious! Thin slices of coquilles Saint-Jacques, some freshly squeezed lemon juice and sprinkled chives on the top of it simply blowed my mind – the perfect combination :-) The pizza was very thin, just like how they’re made in Rome. Most of the pizza’s around the world are made in the Neapolitan way, which means they’re thicker…but I prefer thin pizzas and I’m happy I’ve found a place in Paris where they serve it now :-) I was also very impressed by the interior design of the restaurant. The name of the restaurant, La Divina Commédia comes from Dante‘s epic poem with the same name and that describes Dante‘s travels through Hell, Purgatory, and Heaven and that’s what the interior design of the restaurant was based on. There were three levels, the walls downstairs were painted in red (Hell), the walls on mainfloor were painted in white (Purgatory) and the walls on the first floor were painted in white and the floor was painted in light blue with white clouds on it, to symbolize Heaven.
La Divina Commédia at 12 Rue du Dragon, 75006 Paris, 01 42 22 53 53