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 will easily find the Paris mosque if you are walking along Paris' 5th district, where many universities, such as the Sorbonne University and Pantheon Sorbonne have their campuses. Parisian mosque decorated with blue tiles and mosaic tiles in a 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 are housed in the Paris mosque.

 

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

 

  

ATMOSPHERE

The decoration and interior design of this restaurant will make you feel as you are in Morocco. Amazing isn't it?

 

A traditional dessert display before entering the courtyard.

 

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

 

To feel more authentic, like you're dining in Morocco, try to get a table in the teracce with mosaics, exotic colors and tiles.

 

WHAT TO EAT

 

Couscous Poulet, Merguez 17.00 €

Coucous has become a popular dish. Maghrebi is a 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. 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 your meal, the server will prepare a tray of traditional sweets, dessert and tea. 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, Photo : Han Jaeun

Translator : Gisella AZEVEDO