A friend had spoken to me about this café saying that I “absolutely” had to go there ! I passed in front of it once, but I hadn’t entered, the window was a little dowdy and didn’t attract me very much.
A few weeks later, the same friend organised a little party in this café. No way to escape again !
And I have to admit that I haven’t been disappointed. Well the style is quite old-fashioned, “rustic” to be more chic. Old wood tables, an old bar, a little used curtains… But where did he bring us ?!
And then Madame Sakhoun Dagarian comes on and instantaneously makes me change my mind. With the softness of a mummy, she asks me with a sincere smile : “so my darling, what can I bring to you?”.
I think I am adopted… and that I have adopted the places ! Once sat on the banquette, quite confortable well yes, I am brought a wine glass. And in this wine glass, white wine with violet. An acid color which warms up and a sweet taste on my lips.
The party is going on, we are ten and almost the only customers in the café. The place is small, but warmful.
Finally, we stay for dinner. Normally they close at 8:30 am. But when there are people, they remain open…
At the carte, no farandoles of original delicacies but simple and traditionnal dishes which smell good and yummy !
Beef bourguignon, blanquette of veal, lamb shanks ? That’s simmering in the pot !
We feel like at home…
On a little notice is written “it is forbidden not to finish your plate” ; who says we were not going to finish it ?!!
Well well, it is alreay 11 pm… I spent an excellent evening with friends, in the only lively place in the rue des rosiers, in the middle of the Marais, what else ?
Oh yes, I really would like another white wine glass with violet !
Café Les Rosiers
Madame Sakhoun Dagarian
2, rue des Rosiers 75 004 Paris
Phone : +33 (0) 1 48 87 94 09