À TABLE: AUX DEUX AMIS

"Deux Amis" has come into my life, wreaking havoc on my weight and alcohol consumption levels, causing me to confront my over-indulgence. Matthieu Perez, one half of the duo Mathieu and David (Loyola), acclaimed chef by millions of Parisians hungry for horse tartare, thirsty for Saumur and excited by the trendy "new" Parisian bistrot. At 4pm, the hour to take a break from the kitchen and sit in the small yellow terrace with Mathieu, a native of Perpignan of french-spanish origin, tells me about his Paris.

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Parisian?

No, from Perpignan.

 

Where do you live?
La Place des Fetes in the 19th district.

 

Favorite neighborhood?
The 9th, the one that goes from Gare du Nord, to Rue Lafayette and all the way down to the bottom of Butte Montmartre. Totally Parisian.

 

The best part about Paris?
… endless possibilities for going out: restaurants, bars, clubs. An offer that is always rich and varied.

 

The worst part about Paris?
… the people! Everywhere, all the time!

 

A typical portrait of a Parisian?
Someone that is normal in terms of appearance but has always something crazy about him in reality.

 

A typical Parisian phrase?
« Fais chier » : « Screw that »

 

A place to eat the famous French ‘’jambon beurre’’?
At ‘Chez Aline’, the future restaurant of a friend that will open in a month near la rue de Charonne.

 

A place to finish the night?
Eating ice cream at ‘Berthillon’, on Ile Saint Louis.

 

A place to get drunk with friends?

L’Autobus, it is just down Rue Oberkampf.

 

A place to go out as if you were 20 years old?
The Social Club.

 

If Paris was a dish?
Fried rice ; because there are many different things in it : ham, egg, rice, peas..

 

If Paris was a cheese?
A small goat, dry, well stocky, hard to cut. We can only take a small piece, but actually, once in the mouth, it offers you completely different experience and becomes a delight.

 

If Paris had only one bistrot?
Le Chateaubriand! Obviously.

 

Aux Deux Amis

45, rue Oberkampf
Paris (75011)
+33 1 58 30 38 13