January 17, 2018 by Chris Kilkus
Paris Insider Addresses: Adrian Moore
Paris Insider Addresses: Palace concierge and author Adrian Moore
“The Paris food scene, post-‘bistronomy’ (that word makes me cringe), seems to be particularly vibrant and diverse at the moment, with lots of tiny tables that defy definition and shine with unique personalities,” said Adrian Moore, author of Taschen’s “Inside Chefs’ Fridges.”
One of the food critic’s new hotspots is Mr. T, a pocket-sized Upper Marais eatery founded by Guillaume Guedj, “the discreet and very bright owner of two Michelin star-rated Passage 53,” with Enguerrand Cantegrel and chef Tsuyoshi Miyazaki, respectively, the former head waiter and number-two chef at Passage 53.
Mr. T’s Tsuyoshi Miyazaki.
“Guillaume travels widely, has an open mind and eats out in lots of exceptional restaurants around the world. Mr. T (a tongue-in-cheek nod not to the A-Team, but to Miyazaki’s nickname) fills a void in the Paris foodie-verse: a cool bolt-hole where you can also eat well and have a good time,” said Moore.
Manning the stove, Miyazaki serves up dishes meant to be shared (think sea bass ceviche and chili pepper jelly, baby squid “tacos” and foie gras “Oreos”) accompanied by excellent mescal and bourbon-based cocktails.
The wine list leans toward biodynamic “and they have a ‘secret’ cellar of stellar bottles