Sedefdjian . Niçois Cooking . Paris
I will go to Paris to just eat. Fact. In Dec I found myself back in the city. This time I headed to the Latin Quarter for my fix: Baieta (meaning ‘little kiss’ in Niçois dialect) is by 23 year old female chef Julia Sedefdjian and 2 pals from her previous job – Sébastien Jean-Joseph and Grégory Anelka – the latter runs front of house and is an absolute delight (however there was a bit of a gulf between his warm hospitality and knowledge base and that of some of his staff but overall the experience was pleasant).
For me, the food felt honest – inspired from an authentic space (Sedefdjian’s hometown, Nice) beautifully concepted and plated but not at the expense of flavour. I didn’t try their take on the bouillabaisse (go ahead and cuss me) but thoroughly enjoyed what I did order: from the easy going beetroot and salmon dish (fresh) to the more complex duck strips with a crispy polenta mash of sorts (wondrous).
I just checked on their insta to grab their handle and seen they’ve won a Michelin which is great news.
BASIC OR BOUGIE? Modern bougie(ish)
SERVICE IS Mixed (depends on who you get)
TRY Any duck dish if on the menu
BEST FOR Catch Ups, The Rents
GOOD TO KNOW Reservations Rec’d | £50+
VIBE Fairly relaxed and buzzy (at lunch)
GROUPS Probs can sit up to 8 people
5 Rue de Pontoise, 75005 Paris
Open Tue – Sat