Exploring Paris // Carbon Restaurant, rue Charlot
With Maison Objet just around the corner (19th-23rd January 2018) we’ve begun to compile a list of restaurants to try and visit when we’re in Paris. Carbon opened quietly last summer on rue Charlot in the heart of the 3rd Arrondissement, Le Marais and people have been flocking from far and wide to score a table.
The design is by Patrice Daoud and Sveto Ekmescic, think rough walls (something of a novelty in the area), leather, marble and wood, lighting fixtures fashioned from old gas pipes, large mirrors and various hanging plants.
The owners, Sabrina Goldin who is Argentinian and her partner Stéphane Abby, from the Ivory Coast work closely with their Swedish Chef to create a near entirely flame cooked menu.
“CARBÓN is an ode to nature, a place where the most ancestral cooking technique in the world, fire, encounters the products of land & sea in their extreme nudity.”
So the menu, as the name suggests, smoked and flame grilled is standard here. The Spanish oven reaches 500 degrees, fish dishes and duck are smoked with hay or tree bark, apples and pineapples are cooked on the Josper Grill.
The meat dishes, lamb shoulders and rib-eye steaks are prepared from giant pieces of meat which you can see through the open kitchen hatch.
Towards the back of the restaurant through an almost secret door is this fabulous space, and take a look at the ceiling if you can look closely, it is entirely covered in jagged edged coal pieces.
Carbon Restaurant, 14 rue Charlot Paris
Tuesday-Sunday: Lunch 12am-2:30pm
Tuesday-Saturday: Dinner 7pm-2am
closed Monday all day & Sunday evening +33 1 42 72 49 12 firstname.lastname@example.org