Repaire de Cartouche
A traditional, yet innovative bistro in the Marais, Le Repaire is renowned for its wine selection and game specialties. The wood-paneled dining rooms, old-fashioned murals, and lead glass window bring to mind a country restaurant in Normandy (the source of the menu’s inspiration), but the building actually draws its name from the notorious 18th-century robber who once made it his hideaway. While wild boar, pheasant, and venison chops with mushrooms and a mustard and crème sauce are some of the favorites on the menu, don’t overlook the seafood dishes: Lobster with strawberry sauce is an inspired choice.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.