On an unexpected street,
in a tiny space
that was once an exotic bird shop
a mere 100 years ago
with the original tiles still on the walls,
you will find Vivant.
Garth, that was a haiku.
Known for such delicious things. First and foremost, its good-looking tatooed chef owner, Pierre, please see below.
(Pursing lips) Mm-hmm. Do you...do you see this? Do you? Oh I'm sorry, so you're...incredibly good looking, and you can cook, and you know all about wine? Well that's not that attractive, I mean only if you like that sort of thing.
Did I mention that I actually changed my name to Julie "inexplicable obsession with chefs" Neis?
If you can tear your eyes away for a moment, it's also know for its delicious Italian-inspired French cuisine and natural wines.
4 people, 4 different starters (smoked mozarella tartine, fresh legume salad, shaved parma ham, terrine), split 4 ways, to try everything. (My kind of people.)
Perfectly cooked milk-fed veal with summer vegetables, a giant portion
with a side of crispy buttery polenta
Heavenly rich creamy chocolate ganache with light-as-air meringue that I dream about nightly, garnished with sesame seeds
I will return, oh yes, I will return.
And marry Pierre.