I mostly use Anglo-expat blogs as guides for Paris restaurants (yes… I know I should use Le Fooding for French practice), and it’s rare that I read any reviews of places where we live in the 17ème, so we frequently find ourselves heading over to the 10ème or the 11ème. So one day last winter, I was very excited to read about Le Bal Café on Paris Notebook and was even more excited that it was not too far from home. Since then my husband and I eat brunch there quite frequently and I always thought that they would be a great spot for kale integration.
So when I popped in to chat with Alice, one of the owners/chefs, last week I was even more excited to learn that they had just ordered kale and it was waiting to be used, the very next day.
Alice made a dish of roasted lamb with red beets and sautéed kale. And just like Au Passage, the French people that ordered the dish really enjoyed the kale and devoured it.
Like Verjus and Au Passage, Le Bal Café will occasionally serve kale on the menu but not every day since their menus consistently change based on seasons and what is freshest from markets and distributors.
There might even be some kale there this weekend. Bon week-end indeed!
Le Bal Café
6 Impasse de la Défense
01 44 70 75 51
Métro: Place de Clichy (Line 3/13)