Jones, Paris

I used to do posts with every dish from the restaurants but not so much anymore. In this particular spot, Jones needed to have a post of its own. Bones opened in January 2013. We caught the wave and went a few times before shutting down. I loved everything about the spot—minimal, chic, brutalist, and great music. Bones sadly closed, but the place reopened under the name Jones. We had continued to return. They are now bringing in different chefs each month. We caught the second night of Thomas Coupeau in the kitchen. What a treat!

We were with friends and shared each plate. The menu is meant to be shared. Room temperature ravioli stuffed with kohlrabi, shitakes, pieces of apple, pine nuts, and an almond broth.

Radicchio salad covered with shaved foie gras and lightly dressed with a quince vinaigrette. Shaved foie gras, what else do I need to say?

Pulled roasted pork from the head, tossed with oysters, then made into a rectangular shape and grilled.

Squash and mussels with a curry sauce.

Roasted potatoes topped with a scoop of mustard ice cream and seaweed pickles. The mustard ice cream slowly melts over the potatoes when served. Divine.

The two mains were equal in deliciousness. Grilled caramelized monkfish tail served with crispy black cabbage over the top. He did sticky rice on the side and leaves of cilantro. The flavors here are Vietnamese.

Lemongrass sausage served with a tamarind peanut sauce and more sticky rice.

Dessert was a must. We went with all three. At this point, we all became critics because everything was so damn good. We wished it was all a bit sweeter. Brilliant chocolate ice cream bar where the ice cream is made out of black Kalamata olives. It works. Clementine granite and gingerbread cake using Chinese 5-spice as an ingredient with raw cream and caramel over the top.

We talked to the chef about how creative, delicious, and genius the food is. If I were going to be in Paris for longer, I would return in a heartbeat. And the menu changes daily.