January 15, 2015 by Emma Bentley
UPDATE [April 2016]: Rossi & Co has changed shape in recent months.
First of all, Rossi & Co, the restaurant as it was when I went in 2014, has closed. in its place is a pasta restaurant, also run by Marco Rossi, which is to be called Sfizio. The pasta will be made on-site from stone-ground, organic flour from the Langhe. Opens on Monday 25th April.
Follow the latest developments on Sfizio’s Facebook Page here.
Second, Marco has recently opened two sister restaurants, one just opposite, called “Rossi Le Deli” and another (12 rue Notre Dame des Champs, 75006) called “Panino Rossi.” As you would guess from the name, both sell top-quality sandwichs, soups and Italian delicacies. Open every day, bar Sunday, from 10am til 4.30pm.
[Jan 2015] Marco Rossi is a star, about whom we food-writers do not give enough air-time.
I have had the pleasure of eating there several times now, a pleasure for which I doth my cap to Ottava Vino, the organisers of these amazing wine-dinners.
Tucked away behind the touristy rue Montorgueil, the restaurant itself gives off a rather exclusive vibe. Black exterior, thick curtains and bare brick walls; there are approximately 30 covers. An open kitchen means that Rossi is able to keep a watchful eye on the tables. Once the service has calmed down, he’ll walk around the room exchanging a few words with the guests.
Every time, without fail, Rossi is able to concoct a dish which pairs perfectly with the chosen wine. Using a range of well-selected and seasonal ingredients, his cuisine is innovative and imaginative.
A very impressive wine list too – tu peux vraiment te faire plaisir ici.
Lunch menu 25 euros; evening tasting menu (four courses) 45-50 euros.
Essential InformationAddress: 10 rue Mandar, 75002 Telephone: 09 54 96 00 38 Website: Google+, Facebook Opening Hours: Tuesday-Satuday lunch and dinner. Closed Sunday and Monday.