I don’t know about you, but I find choosing the perfect restaurant abroad tricky to get right. Nowhere is this more true than in Paris, where delicious food can be found almost anywhere but only by those in the know.
It was my boyfriend that found Ellsworth, one foodie inspired afternoon insta-crawl. I’m very glad he did! The restaurant boasts an ever changing, seasonal menu of small plates, the ideal way to taste a little of everything you like. You can choose from their small but perfectly balanced selection of meat, fish and a couple of vegetarian dishes, all accompanied with a wine pairing from their comprehensive selection.
The discreet exterior of the building mimics the simple furnishing inside, with wooden floors, simple tables and mottled glass windows showing just a glimpse of the Palais Royal across the road from the back wall.
The service was faultless and the staff’s English perfect. I was even provided with an English version of their menu – a thoughtful and practical touch.
Between the two of us, we shared four mains and two desserts, which was just right after a day wandering around le Marais. Their signature dish is the fried chicken with pickled vegetables and fermented milk – a tangy, garlicky dipping sauce – and it should definitely feature in your selection.The highlight for me however was the apple terrine with cinnamon ice cream, a great recommendation from our waitress.
If you’re ever in Paris be sure to book this one in advance as its popularity means you’re unlikely to be seated if you turn up on the night. However, it’s well worth the advance planning and we’ll certainly be returning on our next trip. Find out more about Ellsworth here – http://www.ellsworthparis.com/
More on Paris to come. Ellen x