This cultural restaurant along the Coulée Verte has multiple functions; it is at the same time a restaurant, a grocery store, a library, a showroom, a music venue and even a travel agency specialized in trips to Corsica.
Upon entering you'll understand where its nickname 'little village in corsica' comes from. It is like a life-size piece of art, with beautiful artwork that evokes the feel of a mediterranean village. Or at least of a mediterranean cave as there are no windows. There's paintings, sculptures, books and other ornaments in every corner of the restaurant. You'll never run out of things to look at.
Different kind of activities are organised, or supervised, by Pierre-Jean Andrei, the owner of this imported piece of Corsica. He's a Corsican from Parata d'Orezza who wants to share his love for his country with everyone; like-minded or not, everyone is welcome.
He also runs his own radio programme. Every morning from 8:00 to 8:30, on Radio Algire 93.1, he presents the radio show 'In tra di non, chi ne pensi?' (What do you think of it?), in which he discusses corsican current events and facts about Corsica and its inhabitants.
A Corsican chef prepares typical Corsican meals and specialities, which -unfortunately for the vegetarians- are mainly meat-based: veal with olives, tian of lamb, cooked pork meats (coppa, lonzu, sacicciu...) But vegetarians could try the cannelloni with brocciu or order a platter with Corsican cheese. The chef likes to vary and use seasonal products, so the menu changes regularly. The wine-cellar offers a large variety of Corsican wine to accompany your meal. And apparently their Corsican whiskey isn't bad either...
- Open from Tuesday to Saturday, from 10:00 to 22:00
- Wifi available
- Address: 38, Allée Vivaldi, 75012 Paris
- Prices: Starters between 8,50 and 10, salads for 9,50; main course between 13 and 22 and desserts around 6,50.