Café Varenne, my favourite bistro in Paris, a true gem, far away from the hustle and bustle yet very centrally located in Paris most beautiful area, the 7th arrondissement. When I last year moved to Rue de Varenne in Paris, this bistro in the corner quick became THE place where I often had dinners in the evenings and lunch on the weekends. As I’ve mentioned before, I love their food, made with fresh ingredients, always fait maison, their desserts that are always homemade and ofcourse the most important, their adorable staff!
Last Monday me and my friend Anne went there for dinner. I was quite surprised all the tables were empty as this is never the case at Café Varenne in the evening (alway crowded and reserved tables) BUT France was playing in the WorldCup, so no wonder ;-)
The plate I had the first time eating at Café Varenne last year was the salmon tartar (bio) so guess how happy I got when I saw they’ve put it back into the menu again :-) Scottish salmon tartar on a bed with haricots vertes, chopped tomatoes topped with parsley and slices of lemon. So simple, fresh and yet so delicous! And very healthy ;-)
The dessert is always the highlight of the dinner, and when you are two the bonus is you can enjoy two different desserts! Anne went for the Tropezienne from Gérard Mulot while I ordered the Charlotte fait maison (homemade) that we split and shared. Double joy at its best! I love Tropezienne and I must admit I’ve often been dissapointed when I’ve tried different pastry shops versions. This one, delivered from Gérard Mulot‘s pâtisserie in St Germain was heavenly! The most delicious Tropezienne I’ve ever had. Lèger (light) pastry cream as filling in a soft brioche sprinkled with pearl sugar…. The Charlotte was exquisite..ladyfingers around a lemon and red berry mousse topped with fresh strawberries and redcurrants….
Café Varenne – 36 Rue De Varenne 75007 Paris
Photos taken with my Fuji Finepix x100s
Scottish salmon tartar on a bed with haricots vertes, chopped tomatoes, topped with parsley
Having dinner at Café Varenne
Tropezienne from Gérard Mulot
Charlotte fait maison at Café de Varenne