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Mar 18, 2006 12:05 PM

Inaki Aispitarte/ Famille or Le Baratin?

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I have heard good things about this chef and both restaurants. I understand the the chef has left La Famille for Le Baratin, but I am unable to confirm. Does any one know anything about these three items? I would love to try them on my next visit to Paris.

I understand from my research that Le Baratin (in Belleville) is an outstanding wine bar and restaurant. Any comments would be most appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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    fai jay (fai jackson)

    Sorry the chef's surname is Aizpitarte.

    1. Inaki is one of my favorite chefs in Paris and he left La Famille (Paris 18) a while back to go to Trasversal (Vitry sur Seine). However, this April, Le Chateubriand (Paris 11) reopened and has Inaki and his equally esteemed colleague, Fred Peneau, at the helm. I was recently out in Paris and my favorite restaurants of the moment are La Famille (Paris 18), Cafe Le Burq (Paris 18), and Le Refectoire (new resto by La Famille crew).

      1. Thanks--I had read about this and intend to try him out next time I'm in Paris. I hope he stays there for a while, since I have gathered he moves alot. Easily bored I guess. I am thinking of renting an apt. and spending at least a month in Paris. My thought right now is the 18th, 19th or 20th, since the rents are a little lower.

        1. Inaki took over le chateaubriand 9 months ago, I had lunch last week, it was really great (marinated fish on 'mashed celeriac/carot', lamb filet). The diner offer changing avery month, consist of a choice between 3 appetizers, 3 main courses, 3 desserts, for 39 euros (not to miss). Le Baratin where I had diner the night before, was really 'something', the chef (Raquel) is cooking classical bistro dishes (terrine, oxtail, leg of lamb...) just amazing, for me it's just the best bistrot in Paris.

          1. Try le baratin, you'll be surprised, nothing fancy but real top ingredients cookied the best way (3, rue Jouye Rouve, 20eme) you need to book in advance : 01 43 49 39 70 and even with a booking you'll have to wait for... (the time to kill a couple of bottles of red), and then you'll get what's been cooking by Raquel.