45 quai des Grands Augustins, Paris, 75006
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Expert review of Fogon
Chef Anthony Herraiz, originally from Cuenca in La Mancha, moved to Paris in 1997, and since 2005 has been in this sophisticated restaurant in St-Germain, which he designed himself including the clever oak tables (with secret cutlery drawer) with a sleek modern setting that perfectly suits his fabulous reinterpretation of Spanish cuisine.
A plate of fabulous ham carved off the bone is a good dish to share as a starter and even something as simple sounding as pan con tomate (crushed tomatoes on bread) is a treat. But the real speciality here is the rice, cooked to perfection. Anthony Herrraiz's six different variants on paella raise paella out of its rustic convivial reputation to a gastronomic feast. Each is prepared for a minimum of two people - and served in its iron cooking pan. My favourite is the black rice - rice cooked in squid ink with squid and fish, but the valencienne with rabbit, chicken and vegetables is excellent, too. And it's also a pleasure to find an interesting list of Spanish wines.
Fashionable yet relaxed. The sleek modern interior suits the sophisticated take on Spanish cuisine, with a clientele that is smart but not showoff.
Courteous, knowledgable Spanish staff, happy to explain the different wines and dishes
A good central location on the busy quayside thoroughfare of St-Germain.
Rice dishes cost 22 euros per person; there's also a rice menu at 44 euros with tapas, paella and dessert and a tapas menu at 49 euros per person served for a whole table.
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- 45 quai des Grands Augustins, Paris, 75006
- 01 43 54 31 33
- Lunch, Dinner
- Opening times:
- Tue-Fri 7pm-midnight; Sat & Sun noon-2.30pm, 7pm-midnight.
- Accepts Credit Cards:
- Essential at peak times
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