Mordu Saint Germain des Pres
Cuisine: European, French, Fusion
In one of the most sought after locations in Paris' Saint Germain des Pres district, this elegant bistronomy restaurant has popped up out of the city's culinary terroir. Its mission is to provide the... Read More
In one of the most sought after locations in Paris' Saint Germain des Pres district, this elegant bistronomy restaurant has popped up out of the city's culinary terroir. Its mission is to provide the absolute best products France has to offer, be that recently harvested game from the hunting fields, fresh-caught fish off the Atlantic coast, or prized truffles and foie gras from the Dordogne. Even the tarama here is made in house. And all of these changing menu specials are expertly prepared with imaginative touches by Chef Baptiste Trudel like spiced ground nuts or flashes of citrus with brightly colored edible flower petals. Building on their successes of O Chateau, a popular Parisian wine bar, this restaurant takes the entrepreneur, Nicolas Paradis, into new territory. Here, the interior decor has been done is simple elegance more akin to fine dining than to the typical Parisian bistro. Their wine menu is pared down with mostly French regional wines, organic or bio-dynamic, with one Portugal wine on offer. These are to be enjoyed by the glass or by the bottle. When the weather is warm, their outside terrace, protected by the pedestrian walkway that fronts up onto this side of the covered market, a historical landmark now housing the trendy Apple store just next door, is unrivaled.
- Romantic Dining: "While this bistronomy restaurant is in the heart of the Saint Germain des Pres shopping district, it is tucked away on the pedestrian walkway side of the covered market. In warmer months, the outside terrace is unrivaled. The dishes here are deceptive, in that, they appear simple but each ingredient used has been cultivated, unearthed or caught or captured as if it is a rare treasure. In other words, ask your waiter lots of questions about the dishes, you will be treated to a crash course on the art of French culinary delicacies and rarities."
- Best for Romantic Dining Because: Mordu means bitten in French. It also means 'to be won over to' as in 'bitten by a taste for good food and wine.'