Itineraires by Barbra Austin

Itinéraires

In fall of 2011, Sarah and Sylvain Sendra (founders/sellers of Le Temps au Temps) changed the format of their popular modern bistro, reducing the number of seats by almost half, and offering dégustation menus (59€, 79€) at night.

Practical information

Address: 5 rue de Pontoise, 75005
Nearest transport: Maubert-Mutualité (10)
Hours: Closed Monday lunch and all day Saturday and Sunday
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone: 01 46 33 60 11
Average price for lunch: 20-34€
Average price for dinner: 50-100€
Style of cuisine: Modern French
Special attributes: prix-fixe, market-based cooking, prestige ingredients

Reviews of interest

François Simon (2011) “Amuses bouches éclatés (avec un petit délice : la purée vanillée), plats chirurgicaux, saveurs à double tiroirs. Il n’y a pas à dire, la cuisine a du chien., le chef (Sylvain sendra), un talent vif. Elle virevolte, tout en gardant la main sur la rampe de textures soyeuses, crémeuses, fines, élégantes.”

Mark Bittman for The New York Times (2009) “The food is also mysterious, which is not always something I like, but here the experiments are restrained and flavor remains paramount…”

Patricia Wells “Chef Sylvain Sendra has moved into a charming, modern spot near Place Maubert, and offers a super-modern bistro menu…”

Alexander Lobrano (2008)  “Itinéraires offers a great snap shot of the best of contemporary French bistro cooking…we loved our starters of green asparagus in a foie gras vinaigrette with borage flowers and a delicate salad of finely chopped marinated salmon and baby vegetables…”

Caroline Mignot (2008) “Le menu carte est à 34 €, ce qui est raisonnable compte tenu de la prestation agréable et de la cuisine engagée de Sylvain Sendra…”

François Simon (2008) “C’est extra de naturel, de gentillesse et de gourmandise. Pourquoi ? Parce que l’on se sent attendu. Parce que l’ardoise chantonne allégrement, simplement (même l’estomac comprend) : asperges vertes vinaigrette de foie gras, rillettes de maquereau sorbet cornichon…”

 

 

 

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