Pierre Sang in Oberkampf
Pierre Sang Boyer is a Top Chef. He may not have won the title during the 2011 season of the popular culinary show (he was eliminated at the semifinal stage), but he has certainly won the hearts of Parisian diners with his eponymous, produce-driven Oberkampf eatelier.
For almost three years, the casual fine diner has wowed crowds and critics alike with its deft Asian-French fare, surprise six-course tasting menus and perfect pairings – all demonstrating that this pan man is as comfortable in a commercial kitchen as he was in front of the camera.
With many of Boyer’s foodie fans currently checking out his newly unveiled second outpost, Pierre Sang on Gambey, it’s the ideal time to snag a coveted stool at the long open-kitchen counter of the concrete-chic original. Get your feet under a seat and simply strap in for a gastronomic ride.
You won’t find any descriptions of what you’re about to dine on here, rather switched-on servers just pop a plate in front of you and instruct that you eat without preconception or prejudice. Only once you have finished will you be told that what you just sampled was a perfectly tender beef cheek with polenta and kimchi-spiked sauce, or perhaps a trio of salmon, tuna and haddock with broccoli and wasabi peas... all meticulously matched with a top Euro drop, bien sûr. A pleasant surprise, indeed.
55 rue Oberkampf, 11th / +33 9 67 31 96 80 / lunch & dinner daily / + branch on rue Gambey / dietry requirements can be catered for at both / pierresangboyer.com