Juste – Paris – France
Calimero because I was not going to make a basic pun about the name of the restaurant. But I think after reading my article, the owners will say: it’s an injustice!
It is ranked high on Trip Advisor, though, as usual, some rate a fast food establishment as a real restaurant. The concept is funny : you select your dishes on a stall of fishmonger. The food is precooked and packaged in a plastic bucket and under vacuum. It is then warmed in the kitchen and served. Pay at the counter before sitting down.
The name “Juste” asserts the will to offer live fresh products from Breton producers. But not really diversity in supplies since almost everything comes from Maison Thaëron in Riec-sur-Belon.
We must first pay tribute to the press agent who has managed to get a number of articles in the press to turn pale with jealousy of beautiful starred houses. In two years, it’s impressive.
Let’s start with the whelks. They are well cooked, beautiful, very tasteful thanks to a cooking water well flavored, but a little small. Obviously, the advantage is that they are tender. The disadvantage is that their shell is thinner and therefore more fragile. And when cooked, there is breakage on the edges and therefore full of chips. So it would be wise to significantly shake them out of the cooking to eliminate a maximum of pieces that make eating difficult.
The three scallops, from Erquy, are honest despite cooking and reheating (this is the House system). The pilaf rice accompanying them is a little gratin. Fusilli are only good for Breton seaweed, because without any real taste and not enough salted. At 16.50 euros 3 Saint-Jacques, thank you kindly throw your chipped plates in the trash.
Good glass of white wine at a very honest rate.
On the table is a bottle of blue lobster oil that offers a striking contrast between a delectable aroma and a lack of total taste.
Why a so low note? Because I removed a point in the toilet that, if they are Handicap and clean, are cluttered with fish boxes (clean) and a cart. I’m sorry, but that’s really not the place.
And bulk toilet paper in a pantry, it may be “fashionable Breton”, but install a toilet paper dispenser is not part of insurmountable achievements. And installing the hand dryer under cupboards, this is vice.
Secondly, I know that it is very difficult to limit the use of tea towels to the holding of pots and other stoves, the basic rule of HACCP. On the other hand, you do not walk between the tables with your tea towels hanging and wiping your hands ostentatiously in front of the customers. We all did it. But in the kitchen …
In conclusion, as said in the introduction, this is not a restaurant in the common sense of the term since we choose our dishes in stall, that they are already pre-cooked, we pay at the cashier before eating. We will say that it is 10% expensive for what it is but the food is of good quality.
Check of 31.20 euros for 1.
Date of the visite: 2018 February
Products of the sea
Tel: 00 33 9 82 33 93 47
Addrese: 48 Rue Laffitte, 75009 Paris