[Paris 7e] l'Escudella

Every year, our small group tried to reunit with a restaurant, this year the notice was short, there were not many choices left, our final choice was between Pirouette (Paris 1er) and the southern cuisine of l’Escudella. l’Escudella won by a small margin of votes with its very reasonable priced 5 course carte blanche menu at 49 €. Our meal was back in July.

Amuse bouche - Beef, cauliflower and herbs

Entrée - Black tomato gaspacho (noire de Crimée) with Sichuan pepper ice-cream, “fruité vert” olive oil

I know this tomato pretty well, as we have several plants each year. This delicious tomato has a sweetness and texture that is normally more suitable salad dishes.

Entrée - Marinated octopus, parmesan crumble, black curry mayonnaise and smoked paprika
We were all happy to see this dish in the menu, some of us were hesitating between the menu carte blanche or the standard 3 courses menu.

Fish course - Yellow pollock, furikake, dashi broth slightly jellied with Japanese vegetables

Meat course - Beef with potato purée

Dessert - Paris Carcassonne
Similar to Paris Brest

I like the beef amuse bouche and also the beef course, very simple but the quality of meat made the dish sublime. Note that they had Wagyu on the menu. With a couple bottles of wine, we stayed until midnight, the restaurant was packing up, they didn’t chase us away! Friendly and efficient service, contrasted with the business neighbourhood. We were a group of 5, they combined a small table with ours to make our table more roomy and comfortable because a 2 table reservation didn’t show up. We enjoyed our well executed meal.

41 Avenue de Ségur
75007 Paris
Tel: 09 70 38 61 08
Reservation: www.escudella.fr/en
Open on Monday


In another post, naf had indicated that L’Escudella was to close on 4/1/2022. The restaurant is open and operated by Chef Rémi Poulain, who also is chef for the excellent L’Évadé in the 9th. Last night, I went to L’Escudella and my report is here.