Pierre Jancou’s fourth venture is Heimat, in the sleepy yet swanky coin of Palais Royale.
Simple, sophisticated and surprising dishes make for a well priced lunch, just 36€ for three courses. The Tortellini Brodo on the menu the day we dined was brought to life with fatty lardons and a spattering of flowers.
Aesthetically, its like having lunch in an Aesop boutique. A clean, minimal, concrete shell with accents in wood and various matte and shiny metals. Greige in almost all its elements, the backdrop lets the colours of the plating pop as courses arrive on the table.
The petit comptoir fills with pretty people that consume the carefully selected Vin Vivant, a passion of the establishments proprietor.
In the kitchen is Michele Farnesi, formerly of Rino, who also worked for Massimo Bottura. His second was commandeered from Caffé Stern, an Alain Ducasse favourite.
Overall it is the perfect place for a Friday lunch to will on the weekend.
Impress fellow hipsters: culinary achievements aside, Pierre Jancou once walked for Comme des Garçons.
Heimat, 37 Rue de Montpensier, 75001
T. +33 (0)1 40 26 78 25
Metro: Palais Royal-Musée du Louvre, Pyramides
Tuesday – Friday, 12.00pm – 2.30pm + 7.00pm – 10.30pm
Saturday, 7.00pm – 10.30pm
Closed Sunday & Monday