Bichettes, small friendly canteen and grandmother’s recipes

By Manon C. Photos by Manon C. Published on June 2, 2022 at 9:29 p.m.

At Bichettes, on the terrace, we share grandmother’s dishes with guests, made from local and seasonal products, in an ultra-friendly atmosphere. A simple and comforting cuisine!

A stone’s throw from the Canal Saint-Martin, a small friendly canteen invites you to relax Terrace : Bichettes. At the head of the place, Agatha Fondeville and Hortense Hedgehogtwo friends who love a single kitchen and of grandma’s recipeswhich they have chosen to highlight in their small restaurant of the 10th arrondissement.

In a warm decor made of odds and ends, dried flowers and good tasteBichettes offers to call upon your memoriesduring Sundays spent at grandma’s, through a short and simple card of traditional recipes and a bit regressive, made from good local and seasonal productssourced from small producers. Everything is served, we give it to you in a thousand… in magnificent ceramic grandmother’s plates, mismatched and each prettier than the other.

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The idea here is to share small plates between guests, as it is now customary to do in restaurants in Paris. During our visit, we thus found on the slate: generous pork rillettes (9€), green asparagus assorted with fresh cheese and strawberries (14€) – difficult to make more seasonal! -, a nice handful offried squid (€10 for a small plate, €24 for a large one), or deviled eggs (€4).

In terms of more substantial dishes to share, let’s mention the chorizo ​​and goat herring (11€), a tasty combination, but also and above all the amazing beef bourguignon croquettes (12€), both melting and crispy, very tasty, which reminded us of the croquettes that we liked so much at Diggity.

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We accompany our lunch with a Saint Germain Spritz refreshing, then of an excellent orange wine glass – Bichettes makes it a point of honor to offer wines geared towards the nature and biodynamics – before concluding with a chocolate mousse aerial, made by Cassandra, the young pastry chef of the place. Of the simple but good productsa sun terrace and an exemplary friendlinesswe will be back!

This test was carried out as part of a professional invitation. If your experience differs from ours, please let us know in the comments.

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