Blaise et Basile is a new restaurant I discovered when I, not long ago, was strolling along the Rue Saint-Blaise in the 20th arrondissement in Paris. The restaurant was closed that day, but their menu, displayed on their vitrina, made me curious and I promised myself I had to give this restaurant a try.

Perfect occasion came when a friend of mine was visiting in Paris, we went there for lunch and had a table next to the windows facing the beautiful church Saint-Germain de Charonne.

Since I love asparagus the choice of the starter was quite easy for me, I had “asperges vertes, crème de parmesan, oeuf parfait et speck” (green asparagus with parmesan cream, egg and speck) while my friend had beef tomatoes and cheese. Parfait !

It’s very rare I eat meat but I chose the “paleron braisé, purée de celeri et petits légumes” (braised chuck steak with celery purée and mini veggies) since the waiter explained me that the meat had been prepared under low heating for several hours and that it was tender and soft. A great choice! Loved the “paleron”, had been perfectly prepared, it was very tasty and the veggies were delicious. My friend had the chicken schnitzel which I also got to try and also liked very much.

I was quite full after all the food so for dessert I wanted something light and therefore opted for their fresh fruitsalad topped with whipped cream, heavenly!

As you can see, we both had a great experience at Blaise et Basile, foodwise and when it came to the service, the waiters were very attentive and kind. Would love to go back soon again and try out other courses I found on their menu….

Blaise et Basile – 2 place Saint Blaise, 75020 Paris

Photos taken with my Fuji Finepix x100s

blaise-et-basil-1Green asparagus with parmesan cream, egg and speck
blaise-et-basil-3Beef tomatoes, sundried tomatoes and cheese
blaise-et-basil-4Green asparagus with parmesan cream, egg and speck
blaise-et-basil-8Braised chuck steak with celery purée and mini veggies
blaise-et-basil-7Chicken schnitzel
blaise-et-basil-6Green asparagus with parmesan cream, egg and speck
blaise-et-basil-9Braised chuck steak with celery purée and mini veggies
blaise-et-basil-10Braised chuck steak with celery purée and mini veggies
blaise-et-basil-11Fresh fruitsalad topped with whipped cream
blaise-et-basil-14Blaise et Basile, the restaurant next to the Boulangerie
saint-blaiseThe beautiful church Saint-Germain de Charonne in the end of Rue Saint-Blaise
glycinePurple rain

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This Paris blog is created and maintained by Solli, a Swedish Expat living in Paris working as a Photographer. When she is not behind the lens or setting off to a new destination she loves to be in the kitchen and play around with whole, organic and seasonal food. In this blog she shares some glimpses of her everyday life as a bonne vivante wherever in the world she might be. Enjoy following her journey through life...


  • The Hedonist Life
    14 May 2014 at 10:10

    That asparagus looks amazing!

  • Solli Kanani
    16 May 2014 at 23:08

    The Hedonist Life – And they were delicious!

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