“The idea was to bring Catalonia to the capital!” Head to 23, Villa Riberolle for a delicious gastronomic journey through Spain. Amagat – which means “hidden” in Catalan – is none other than the second restaurant belonging to entrepreneurs Gianpaolo Polverino and Lorenza Lenzi. Their successful first restaurant, Caché, is also on this small street. It’s all thanks to the founders of The Social Food – Shirley Garrier and Mathieu Zouhairi – that the two Italians discovered the young Catalan chef, Sylvain Roucayrol. A fortuitous and decisive encounter brought the three of them together to set off on a fantastic culinary adventure! After opening the first two restaurants, the trio is investing in yet another venture, a Parisian dining cellar where you can tuck into Iberian creations. A modern take on the Catalan tavern with a resolutely festive menu that honours seasonal Spanish produce. Potato croquettes stuffed with pork belly and sobrasada – the famous Barceloneta bomba – or even a melting tortilla made with dehydrated potatoes and carabineros for a menu packed with traditional Spanish flavours. Family roots, the covered market in Barcelona and the London restaurant La Barrafina, alongside memories of trips to Ibiza combine to feed the chef’s imagination. A sunny melting pot of cultures that highlights classic flavours found in convivial bodegas. Something to instantly delight the palate, at a table surrounded by friends, all in the intimate and hidden away setting of a 20th arrondissement courtyard!
Amagat dining cellar, 23 Villa Riberolle 75020 Paris. Open Wednesday to Sunday from 7:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Reservation via the website www.amagatparis.fr or by phone on 06 09 31 61 62.
Photography : Jeanne Perrotte – Text : Juliette Bruneau @thesocialitefamily
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