Burgundy is a wine region as famous as Bordeaux, therefore, this land has produced many dishes flavored with red wine. The most famous one is "Boeuf Bourguignon", as well as the appetizer "Oeufs en Meurette", the main dish "Coq au Vin", dessert " Poire Pochée Vigneronne ", etc. But Burgundy's cuisine is far more than that. The world-famous French cuisine "Burgundy Snail (Escargot)" comes from here. In addition, there are also regional traditional dishes "Jambon Persille", "Cheese Puff (Gougère)" and specialty "Dijon mustard sauce" and so on.
Au Bourguignon du Marais is a traditional burgundy restaurant recommended by Michelin Guide 2018.
Get off at the metro 1 station Saint Paul and walk for around 2 or 3 minutes, you can easily find this restaurant located in the quiet neighborhood of Marais.
The waiter warmly welcomes you when you enter the restaurant. It's a good idea to sit at the terrace on a sunny day. Through transparent curtains, you can enjoy the beautiful street view and see the fashion young people passing by. After 12 o'clock, customers are getting more and more, and soon the restaurant is full of people. Many French people are frequent visitors here, they greet the waiters happily.
There are two choices for lunch menus: 20€ and 25€. Traditional dishes are as below: Escargots de Bourgogne, Jambon Persillé, Boeuf Bourguignon, Parmentier de Canard aux Champignons and Poire Pochée Vigneronne, which are also the most popular and highly recommended ones.
Parsley snails, the meat of which is very tender, delicious and juicy. Stir-fried garlic and chopped parsley are cooked with butter, releasing the fragrance of the countryside, a little Chablis white wine is a finishing touch, enhancing the aroma of the whole dish.
It is a cold dish made of Burgundy high-quality ham and parsley. Its shape and taste are similar to the Chinese "boiled mutton". Fresh and salty ham, parsley and meat jelly melt in your mouth, the ingredients combine perfectly, making you refreshing. The meat jelly is made of meat soup with spices and white wine, which adds a lot of flavors.
The moment when the waiter opened the lid, the fragrance of wine and meat greets the nostrils. If you want to cook this dish, you can't omit the complicated process. Choose good Burgundy beef and put it in the red wine which with the garlic and the bunch of spices (thyme, parsley, etc.) for 24 hours, until the color and taste of red wine are completely impregnated into the beef. Then fry the beef to golden brown, move the beef and marinade into the casting iron pot, add stir-fried shallots, carrots, potatoes, mushrooms, etc., and cook together for 6 hours until the beef is soft and the soup is thick.
The beef is full of wine aroma, soft and easy to chew.
Use a fork to poke the surface of the golden crispy fried cheese, the soft and delicate mashed potato is under it, and duck and mushrooms are on the bottom. The dish is fresh and delicious. The simple ingredients are endowed with such a unique and rich taste, which is so impressive.
Red wine stewed pear is a famous Burgundy dessert. Fresh pears should be cut first in order to make it taste better.
The pear is marinated in red wine with spices (cinnamon, cloves, lemon peel) for 24 hours and the next day, start cooking together with sugar and finally put some almond on it. The finished dish is crystal and clear, looking like a ruby. The sweet taste of pear itself blends with the unique flavor of the spices. The pear is soft, juicy and sweet.
It happened to be a sunny day in Paris, the sunshine makes the exquisite and ancient buildings of the Marais District golden. There are various kinds of shops, shopping malls, brand stores, and vintage stores which attract young people. There are also museums and the art galleries which add a literary atmosphere.
Compared with the noisy roads in the downtown business area, the Marais District is a rare pure land. Call on your two or three friends. walking along the quiet street, sitting in a restaurant or café for a meal or afternoon tea on a sunny day and enjoy the delicious food and a lazy afternoon.
Don't forget to use O'BON PARIS coupon, and get 10% off on foods and drinks except for bottle wine (Please present this coupon on arrival).
Words by Hanqi LI
Photographs by Leona Fujii
Address : 52 Rue François Miron, 75004, Paris
Transport : Metro line1 at Saint Paul Station／Metro line 7 Pont Marie Station
Opening Hours : Daily 12:00-23:00
Website : http://au-bourguignon-du-marais.lafourchette.rest/