I know that I talked about Frenchie being my best meal in Paris, but Pierre Sang Boyer (55 rue Oberkampf) gives Gregory Marchand a run for his money. How good is Pierre Sang? I ate there twice in one week.
Diane was kind enough to introduce Pierre Sang to me. The restaurant does not take any reservations (they don’t even have a phone line) and has mostly counter seating with a few tables upstairs as well as downstairs. I would definitely opt for arriving early and grabbing a seat at the counter to watch the magic unfold.
The menu changes daily and is based completely on whatever local produce the chef is inspired by. For lunch, diners can choose the “simple” (2 courses), “initial” (3 courses) or “freestyle” (4 courses + cheese). Freestyle is the way to go. For 35 euro, you can watch Chef Sang unveil his culinary genius before your eyes. Lunch was so amazing that I had to take Amy (click to read her review) back the same week.
Pierre Sang was a finalist on Top Chef France 2011 and I can definitely see why. What I liked most about him though is just how friendly and down to earth he seems. He talks to every customer, spends time explaining cooking techniques to interns and isn’t afraid to wash his own dishes.
I’m not going to describe every single bite of each course. I’ll simply say– go eat at Pierre Sang! If it is the only meal you have in Paris, you won’t regret it.