Dans les landes
I know that Julien Doboué has sold Dans les landes and is going to open a new restaurant called A Noste in september.
But what happened to the old Dans les landes? The website still shows the old tapas menu and says "open all august". So does Dans les landes still exist with the old menu and part of the old crew?
Thank you for any info!
The old Dans les Landes is still there, but it was sold earlier in the Summer.
The new management is trying very hard to serve similar dishes as before, they got all the instructions from the former team. I was there last week and I have to say the food was quite good. Not the same atmosphere, not the same "je ne sais quoi" that made this place so interesting beside the food, but it hasn't gone down the drain.
A.Noste opened last Tuesday, and I went there on Saturday evening. The place is beautiful and fun. Same team as former Dans les Landes with a few additions.
Downstairs all the tables are arranged as "tables d'hôtes" and there's a bar where you may sit and eat, just like the old place. And a ground-level kitchen. There are a few tables on the sidewalk. One of the new features is a very large basement kitchen fully equipped with boulangerie, friterie, and all that is necessary to break down whole meat carcasses and prepare large pieces of meat.
On the ground floor there is also a take-out installation, i.e. a whole food truck right inside the dining room, where taloak (Basque corn tortillas) are pressed, garnished and sold. The very first taloak truck in Paris.
On the second floor, a more elegant restaurant with a medium ticket of 35€ at lunchtime and about 60€ at dinnertime, all complete with carving boards. There is a "meat special" everyday (beef, veal, lamb…) roasted whole or half or quarter (depending on the beast) on a spit.
re: John Talbott
Many remerciements for a delightful review and your heads up for another great addition to the Paris food scene. I'm heading back to Paris soon after a month in Italy and Turkey and am determined to pop into A.Noste on my way from airport to home.
Speaking of new openings, is Pages in the 16th on your to-do list. Enticing review in LeFooding and the sort of franco-nipponais sensibility that we both find so appealing.