After a late night exhibition Ben, we decided to try the wine tapas bar by Thierry Breton next to Gare du Nord train station. It’s located between his 2 other establishments: Chez Casimir et Chez Michel. The place was very lively with lots of people for a Tuesday night, a girl brought even her dog. To order, you need to exchange your money to a certain currency.
We had a pig ear and feet with pine nuts, a tapenade and an octopus salad as good dishes. We both ordered the Brittany specialty the sausage galette with 2 cider. The plates arrived very quickly. We like especially the pork dish, delicious. The octopus salad wasn’t bad, but a bit under seasoned, I put some Espelette pepper to spice things up. We had some nice corn bread.
I quite liked the sausage galette, which was a famous britanny snack that you don’t find easily in Paris, it’s a galette wrapping around a Toulouse sausage with grainy mustard, I quite liked it. Hubby found both the sausage and the galette a bit dry, he would preferred if there is an onion confit or some vegetable inside the galette.
To finish off, we had a portion of Kougn Amann.
Drinks are quite cheap before 8pm beers and cider is just 2 euro a glass. After that, we have to pay double.
In the end, we have exchanged 50 euro of coins, and spent 42 euro. It was advertised as a budget place, but you can easily overspend when you add up the bill if you are really hungry. A nice place if you are with friends or a simple quick meal especially if you are around Gare du Nord. Food are alright with quality ingredients, you can even say it’s kind of the French version “street food”.
La Ponte du Grouin
8, rue de Belzunce
Open 7 days a week from 8h-2h