Amore on la rue Mazarine
I was escorting a group of flaneurs up the rue Mazarine when in front of #39 stood a tall, charming Italian-Enrico, the owner of this brand new (5 days) restaurant. Since Italian will be my next language we chatted amiably and I promised to come back.
Originally in finance for Schlumberger Enrico he opted for happiness and opened his first restaurant in Fontainebleau and named it Al Primo Bacio in honor of his wife. Not too long thereafter Mamma Lidia came from Italy and she is responsible for the pasta both there and in Paris-bravissiomo!
Sadly it struggled to find a regular clientele but the unflapable Enrico (he also ownd Artcurial) decided to offer a vegetarian Italian menu featuring 19 euro luncheon formues and it works!