The comforting dishes of Chez Marinette will be Saint-Michel . delight

At the beginning of May, a new address joins the gastronomic flagship of Place Jeanne-d’Arc. An environmentally responsible restaurant-tea room called Chez Marinette is almost ready to open with traditional French cuisine revisited and overgrown. All with deposit boxes and brimming with local and seasonal products.

We teased you a little over a year ago with the opening of Chez Marinette. Meanwhile, Charlotte, the 32-year-old Lille native who hides behind the stoves, has refined her project, found her property and even had time to have a baby. †But there, that was it, I will open at the beginning of May!‘ she announces.

To briefly summarize Charlotte’s story, let’s go back to her childhood for a moment. From the time her grandmother Marie-Antoinette, AKA Marinette, cooked good meals for hours in her large cast iron pots when she received everyone. You know, those famous cousin family meals that didn’t end until 5pm on Sundays.

I never cooked with herconfesses Charlotte. But it’s clear through her that I learned to show others that I loved them by cooking for them.† The young woman always told herself that if she “one day” opened an establishment, it would be called “Chez Marinette”. An idea that wisely stayed in the back of her mind when she started studying law in order to get a stable and secure job.

This is what happens to her until her burnout of 2020. He needed a change in his professional life and the idea of ​​entrepreneurship then returned. After a breach of contract, she officially started the Chez Marinette project. She, who has worked all her summers in the hospitality industry, is not starting from scratch, but all of that had to be consolidated. †I followed courses at the CCI, but also masterclasses and cooking lessons. I also cook every day, that counts!

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In its future place on Place Jeanne-d’Arc in the Saint-Michel district, it will be catering during lunch and tea room in the afternoon. Be careful, don’t go there if you want a sandwich: Charlotte cooks like Marinette, from good fresh and home cooked food† †I found his old recipe book, I’m going to get inspiration from it but there will also be variations of dishes from French cuisine† As a vegetable blaquette with for dessert the strawberry-rhubarb crumble from Marinette that Charlotte bakes gluten-free. For example, count around €12 for this dish-dessert combo.

Every time there is a tasty dish on the menu with a vegetarian or even vegan option.says Charlotte. The menu changes every two to three weeks and I am very attached to the fact that the products are local and seasonal.† His environmentally responsible commitment also includes a small zero-waste challenge in his kitchen and recyclable cane fiber packaging if you want to take it out. It will also be in her grocery corner with refurbished jars in which you will find local products and recipes from Charlotte herself.

As for the atmosphere, you enter Chez Marinette as if you are eating directly at someone’s home. †The advantage here is that it was still an apartment before I arrivedexplains the entrepreneur. I decided to keep the fireplace with the mirror above it and keep this intimate and comforting atmosphere. Like what actually comes on the plate† There are about twenty seats inside and just under ten on the terrace.

For the time being, work is still going on at 2nd place Jeanne-d’Arc. You can still see the beautiful blue of the shop window that is reminiscent of that of the bookstore in Love at first sight at Nothing Hill† Charlotte hopes to open in early May with only lunch for now. †I will only be on duty at the beginning, so we will see later for the afternoon tea room opening‘ she confides. Plus, if a CDI on duty at noon tempts you, you can message Charlotte directly in DM on her Insta account.

And for other foodies, see you early May to try it out.

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