Designed by Philippe Starck, Bon is “très très bon”. Chic, classy with a stylish interior, the redesigned restaurant at “rue de la pompe” was one of our night stops in Paris.
Divided into 3 levels, the restaurant takes you into 4 different sections, each decorated differently. On your way in, and after being greeted by the hostess, you can see the dining area on your right called “The Vinothèque”. The warm light of elegant lampshades make this section nice and cozy.
Taking up the stairs, I noticed on the right side an unusual smoking room, yet can’t deny it is beautifully decorated. We arrived to the fireplace section with a huge enormous chandelier in the middle and sofas and chairs all around. It is where we had our scrumptious dinner, right next to the trompe-l’oeil library room for a more cosy ambiance. The 4th section is the Boudoir, reserved for group reservations.
Talking about the food, we tried the crab spring rolls, tuna tataki style, beef and lemongrass salad and the salmon carpaccio. Only by writing the names of the platters again, I can feel the urge of going there and devour what is on that irresistible menu!
For the main, I had the “Grilled Sea Bream on a banana leaf”.. It is beyond than “Bon”, you can feel you are having something healthy yet delicious that won’t make you feel guilty for stacking unwanted calories.
Every body else took the black cod that is absolutely yummy (I had a bite from my hubby 🙂 It reminded me of the famous DeNiro’s Black Cod of Nobu in Tokyo. It is one of the best fish I have ever tasted.
Yet at BON it made me feel the same way.
For dessert, what not to miss is the coconut soup with fresh mangoes and passionfruit, as well as the Rose pannacotta with fresh strawberries and litchi sauce, mmmmm I should stop writing about food and especially sweets, otherwise, I will confirm what Rachel’s sister once said in Friends: “a moment on the lips, forever on the hips” 😉
Starck’s first designed restaurant should definitely be on your “where to dine list” the next time you go to Paris, noting that his second restaurant “Ma Cocotte” has recently opened in Saint Ouen, but unfortunately, they close on Sundays, the night we were at Bon.
The smoking area