Somewhat off topic, but what the hell. Suffice it to say that I also liked Detour & thought Chef Cachot’s food would be on my rotation whenever I returned to Paris. But he moved on and I found other places to love. And now, here he is, creating food that again looks very much like something I’d go for. I’ve viewed photos (for example: https://www.sortiraparis.com/en/where-to-eat-in-paris/restaurant/articles/176061-food-society-paris-the-giant-food-court-on-3-500-m2-at-the-ateliers-gaite-in-video) & the plates look inviting. But it’s in a food hall & that’s why I’m posting this.
Living in Brooklyn, I’ve seen quite a few food hall openings, some serving food that seems pretty damn good. And, of course, I’ve spent time in the various Chinatown food halls in Flushing, Queens, Sunset Park, Brooklyn & even now in Manhattan. But I’m pretty much set in my ways and prefer to eat a meal in a very different environment than a food hall – you know, a room (or rooms) called a restaurant, cafe, or similar. So, good as some of my local food halls & their stalls seem to be, and as much as they make them attractive to some audience or other, I just haven’t gone very often & continue to miss out on some really delicious food because of, basically, setting.
This post is, therefore, a general inquiry of those of you who live in Paris full time or a lot of the time (Carmenere, ParnParis, naf, Onzieme) and those of you who go there a bit (ninkat, sfcarole, etc). Does this appeal to you as a venue for good food when you’re looking for a leisurely lunch or good dinner? I’m curious. It’s wildly popular here in NYC & I just don’t get it. Thanks.