There are some places that Jules would like to be kept secret and this place is one of them! La Cooperativa Latte Cisternino is his secret weapon to impress his guests when they come over for dinner! There he finds fresh produce directly from a farm in Italy!
In this authentic Italian cheese shop, there is no fuss: the pasta boxes are placed on the floor, the shop windows present the food with no frills and the soundtrack is the singing of the shop seller and the chatter of regular customers, in Italian of course!
Jules’ trick is to go on a Thursday, delivery day, to make absolutely sure he gets what he really wants: the famous Burrata di Bufala sold at the convenient weight of 500g! For the rest of his basket, he improvises according to his wants: speck, coppa, fresh pasta, courgette fritter, and cow milk ricotta… at the Cooperativa Latte Cisternino you find all the best products at the best prices! But shhhhh… it’s a secret!
Open Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10am until 1.30pm and 4.30pm until 8pm.
Cooperativa Latte Cisternino
46, rue du Faubourg Poissonnière
Jules is always up to date with what is going on in his area! And he could not imagine missing the opening of Comptoir de Brice in the heart of the Saint-Martin Market in the 10th arrondissement!
Jules recognized instantly the chef behind the counter… Brice, Top Chef, 2010 series! Do you remember? The nice chap from Lyon who cried easily and unfortunately lost in the semi-finals!
Even though he did not win that particular accolade, we still find him in his bustling, open kitchen concocting simple and efficient dishes. Wedged between the vegetable seller and the butcher, you lean on the “comptoir” (counter) to enjoy a gazpacho, a home-made style ratatouille or one of his daily culinary inventions depending on the products of the market!
Jules loved the truffle pizza and the foie-gras croque monsieur that he tried last time. His friends also told him that the Burger de Brice is a real delight! Don’t say we didn’t tell you…
The little + : As of September, Brice will be giving classes to learn how to cook like a chef!
Open from Tuesdays to Saturdays from 9am until 8pm and Sundays from 9am until 2pm.
Au Comptoir de Brice
Marché couvert St Martin
31-33, rue du Château d’Eau / 20, rue Bouchardon