Friday, December 28, 2012

Da Rosa, Paris

Post Barcelona tapas withdrawal can be a subtle, compelling and painfully motivating force. Complicated even more so if you live in the Sahara of good tapas joints that is the city of Paris. Luckily Da Rosa, everyone's favorite left bank epicerie cum tapas bar, has a new shop.

Tucked away in a corner of the sedate rue du Mont Thabor, Da Rosa is located in the former cutting edge fashion boutique Maria Luisa. The chic new Jacques Garcia designed space, all red velvet and exposed brick, has tables and a counter top serving the same top quality Spanish, Italian and Portuguese specialties that put them on the Parisian map (think Iberico ham and Italian and Spanish cheeses, Mediterran wines, reinvented clubs). As they're open from 11am-11pm, 7/7 non stop, this is good news for people who want a real option for quality eats in an area where apart from the traditional French opening hours of lunch and dinner, there is very little choice.

Da Rosa
7 rue Rouget de l'Isle (rue du Mont Thabor) , 75001 Paris


Zhao said...

sees perfect for me, getting hungry at non-tranditional opening hour, always my case, thanks adrian:)

Nanette said...

Adrian, I know what you mean about tapas withdrawal! After three weeks in Spain, I returned home to Los Angeles, where half of the "small plates" sections of menus are called tapas. They are not tapas! Then there are the pseudo-Spanish and Basque restaurants. None come close!

In Providence, Rhode Island, there is a very authentic tapas bar called Flan y Ajo. The young owners work hard to keep it real!