A restaurant with no name? That is impossible. When we asked the restaurateur the name of his enterprise, he replied, "There is no name!". How do we check-in using the FourSquare application if we do not have a name? Now, if you are wondering how did we end up in a restaurant without a name, the owner is a friend of my friend. So, my friend stopped her car in front of the restaurant and all of us walked in without caring where we were walking into. But after having a great dinner and emptying two bottles of wine, the owner handed us his card. The restaurant has a name as displayed on the card - Le 48 Condorcet. It is the address of the restaurant.
The restaurant is small, slightly bigger than the living room of my apartment in Paris. Thankfully, it does not looks run down or in need of urgent maintenance. On the contrary, it is clean and welcoming. There are funnily shaped salt and paper shakers on all the tables. The salt and paper shakers, some shaped like animals, are placed naughtily giving an indication to the pleasant and colorful nature of the owner. When we stepped in, the door to the kitchen was open. It resembles a kitchen that you seen in a normal apartment. Later, we came to know the place was in his family for a long time. Somewhere along the line, they converted it into a restaurant. We ordered pork with lentils. It was the most delicious dish I have tasted for a while. Later, we had desserts. By this time, the wine was working and I could only see chocolate, cream and cherries soaked in a digestif, a signature dessert of the owner.
Feeling hungry? Then, here is the address of the restaurant and other contact details. The owner's name is Pascal Desrosiers.
Le 48 Condorcet
48, Rue Condorcet
Tel: 01 45 26 98 19
The most surprising part was when I walked into the toilet. There was a miniature library inside the toilet. It does make sense because the owner lives in the restaurant, probably on the first floor.
Picture Courtesy: Nishanth Adu