In May my sisters and I went to Paris for a weekend. Two days before we left I saw a tweet from Christopher Haatuft on Twitter: “Preparing the menu for a secret restaurant in Paris this weekend”. Haatuft is a chef at the Norwegian embassy in Paris, food writer and a blogger: “Spiseplikt”. A few hours later the table was booked! So there we were, four Norwegian girls in a bohemian chic Paris apartment in the middle of the Marais area. Thanks to Twitter. And what a night! Christopher Haatuft, in a short moment out of the busy, tiny kitchen… Fresh white aspargus, marinated herring and freshly made ravioli…and the wines were all “vins naturels”. These are untreated, unfiltered, unmanipulated wines from small producers, all from the wine bar/shop “Le verre volé” in the neighbouring area. Fillet of rouget fish with fried pigs ear (!!) One of Christopher´s favorites, suckling pig. Here served with corn bread, an excellent combination. It doesn´t look that impressive in the photo – but – the taste: marvellous! Unfortunately I don´t have photos of all the courses, but we also had sweetbread, dashi, Norwegian cured leg of lamb (fenalår) and an unforgettable dessert with “la boule” as one of the best – white chocolate ball with rhubarb soup inside! How cool! We were seated in the office of one of the owners, a designer, who is inspired by robots and Elmo from Sesame Street..
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