Easy to be Parisian

Grand Mosque Restaurant

 

RESTAURANT LA MOSQUEE

Address: 39 Rue Geoffroy-Saint-Hilaire, 75005 Paris
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun Lunch 12: 00-15: 30, Evening 19: 00-10: 30
Transportation: Place Monge (Line 7)
Price: around 15 euros

 

INTRO

You can easily find Paris mosque if you walk along Paris' 5th district, where many universities, such as the Sorbonne University and Pantheon Sorbonne located. Parisian mosque decorated with blue tiles and mosaic tiles in beautiful white facade.

 

In fact, this isn't only a mosque, nearby you can find a tea house, a beautiful garden and a sauna.

Today we are going to explore this area, especially the restaurant & teahouse that located in the Paris mosque.

 

The entrance of the restaurant is separated from the main entrance. The entrance can be easily found by turning a little along the mosque's outer walls. Then you will see a signboard with a menu. 

 

  

The decoration and interior design of this restaurant, will make you feel as you are in Morocco, isn't that amazing?

 

A traditional dessert display before entering the courtyard.

 

After crossing the terraces into the building, you will find a  magical scene with a small cute fountain.

 

To feel more authentic,as  in morocco, try to get a table in the terasse with mosaics, exotic colors and tiles.

 

WHAT TO EAT

 

Couscous Poulet, Merguez 17.00 €

Who doesnt know Couscous? Coucous has become a popular side dish, Maghrebi dish of small (about 3mm diameter) steamed balls of crushed durum wheat semolina, usually served with a stew spooned on top. It comes with carrots, zucchini and radish stew.

 

Served with a large chicken leg and a spicy sausage made of lamb called Mergez. If you sprinkle it, you will be able to enjoy the different flavors of the sweet and sour taste of the stew and meat.

 

Tajine poulet, Amandes et Oignons 15.00 €

Tajines in Moroccan cuisine are slow-cooked stews braised at low temperatures, resulting in tender chicken with aromatic vegetables and sauce. 

 

Pâtisserie Orientales

During they've perpared the dessert and tea, the server brought the traditional sweets to the tray. I picked one that contained the jam, but the texture and the taste were all above my expectations. 

 

O'BON PARIS' NOTE

Parisian mosque where you can feel the harmony of Renaissance and Islamic architecture. If you have time after your lunch, visit the Paris Mosque. Admission is 5 Euros for adults.


Author : Han Je Un

Translated by Gisella AZEVEDO