New temple of Peruvian gastronomy, Villa Mikuna has just opened its doors in Paris. This restaurant propels us into a South American setting to taste the best ceviches in Paris.
Roaring Twenties atmosphere
Named Shanghai in the 1930s, this former brothel was first a Corsican gambling club before becoming a private reception hall called Villa Frochot. The atmosphere of the Roaring Twenties Paris rediscovered. Well known to night owls and roulette pros, it is changing, this October, to Villa Mikuna. Shrouded in mystery, with its superb Art Deco stained glass windows, inspired by a print representing the wave of Kanagawa by the Japanese painter Hokusaï, it was the interior designer Morgane Combes who imagined the decor. Populated with green plants, duck blue velvet benches, rattan chairs from Bali, light wooden tables from Thailand, crimson tiles… The place is divided into two spaces. A solar restaurant with a ceiling climbed by the vegetation, which contemplates the famous stained glass windows. And a tapas bar where you can sit down in a rotunda room with a more rhythmic soundtrack carried by live bands from South America. Discover the magnificent Hokusai stained glass windows recognized as part of French cultural heritage, as well as an exceptional rotunda with parquet flooring.
One of the finest cuisines in the world
Villa Mikuna introduces us to Peruvian gastronomy, one of the finest cuisines in the world, the result of a skilful culinary mix, notably nourished by strong Japanese immigration. Also influenced by the flavors of South American cuisine. At the top of the list of flat signings ? A revisited guacamole with roasted pineapple, ceviches galore, a yellow tail tiradito (Peruvian version of sashimi) with yuzu and truffles, plantain banana fritters stuffed with pulled veal, fish tacos with smoked mayonnaise and aji amarillo, grilled octopus and chicken or even mango and cinnamon cheesecakes, passion fruit crème caramel and speculoos crumbles.
Change of scenery guaranteed
Inspiring recipes that come with perfectly shaken cocktails by a former Manko mixologist. Change of scenery guaranteed. In the kitchen, the young Peruvian chef José Arias honors this cuisine, which is one of the finest in the world, influenced by the richness of its products and the Nikkei fusions with Japanese gastronomy: beef tataki (€19), guacamole and roasted pineapple ( €9), ceviche clasico (white fish depending on availability, sweet potato, choclo and cancha corn, classic leche de tigre, €14), an excellent lomo saltado (beef fillet sautéed in a wok, soy sauce, onion, tomato, aji panka , coriander, served with white rice, €28).
Open midday and evening from Monday to Sunday from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m.