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Dinner at Café Varenne in Paris

Café Varenne
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

Café VarenneScottish salmon tartar on a bed with haricots vertes, chopped tomatoes, topped with parsley
Café VarenneHaving dinner at Café Varenne
Café VarenneExquisite Charlotte
Café VarenneTropezienne from Gérard Mulot
Café VarenneCharlotte fait maison at Café de Varenne

About Author

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...


  • parisbreakfast
    08 July 2014 at 9:46

    Looks just Fabulous!
    I wish I had a bistro like that on my street or closeby
    Pricy might I ask?

  • Steffy
    26 November 2014 at 23:29

    The quality of your photographs is astonishing!

  • Solli Kanani
    27 November 2014 at 1:09

    Steffy – thanks dear! So are your photos, just had a look :-)

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