Less than a year after his notable appearance in Top Chef, Thomas Chisholm is making headlines again with his new Chocho table. Both cozy and trendy, this haunt of good food has settled within the walls of the former Bel Ordinaire, in the heart of the gourmet district of the 10th arrondissement.
The young chef (30 years old) and his brigade send out plates full of pep and above all originality. On the menu, the dishes that say the least are the ones that surprise the most.
We start with this intriguing “Teq paf’ au lieu jaune” (€11) which announces the color. You must first place a tonic mixture of salt, sugar and chilli on your hand before licking it off. Then we drink a sip of the “ceviche juice” and bite into the flesh of the fish placed on a slice of lime. The tasting is certainly brief but very entertaining.
The same thing goes for the delicious and little-spoken “dish to sauce” (€10) that we already rank in the category of house must-haves: a plate of mashed carrots with parsley oil and meat juice with points of wild garlic jelly. We will come to the end with the help of a piece of bread that is still warm. Very regressive and simply good.
The Jerusalem artichokes (€10) fried and glazed with maple syrup are also to die for (be careful, it’s hot). Originality again with the fresh goat cheese dessert (€11), grapefruit and dill with its discreet but delicious mandarin caramel.
All these small dishes would be to share but the size of the portions invites rather to play it solo. And to accompany the tasting: crunchy bread from neighbor Thierry Breton and a wine list with nearly 400 references.
Chocho, 54, rue de Paradis, Paris 10th