MY Paris // Carbon Restaurant, 14 Rue Charlot, 75003
Carbon opened quietly last summer on rue Charlot in the heart of the 3rd Arrondissement, and people have been flocking from far and wide to score a table. If anyone asks us where they should go when they’re in town, Etienne and I immediately tell them here.
The design is by Patrice Daoud and Sveto Ekmescic, think rough walls (something of a novelty in the area), leather, marble and wood, lighting fixtures fashioned from old gas pipes, large mirrors and various hanging plants.
The owners, Sabrina Goldin who is Argentinian and her partner Stéphane Abby, from the Ivory Coast work closely with their Swedish Chef to create a near entirely flame cooked menu, and it is delicious. The woodsmoke aroma when you walk in reminds me of a Sunday afternoon in a county pub.
We love it so much Marguerite has been twice already…
The Spanish oven reaches 500 degrees, fish dishes and duck are smoked with hay or tree bark, apples and pineapples are cooked on their Josper Grill.
The meat dishes, lamb shoulders and rib-eye steaks are prepared from giant pieces of meat which you can see through the open kitchen hatch.
Towards the back of the restaurant through an almost secret door is this fabulous space, their private dining room. Take a look at the ceiling if you can look closely, it’s entirely covered in jagged edged coal pieces.
Carbon, 14 Rue Charlot, 75003 Paris
LWSY December 2018