Looking at the address of my show, I had already all sorted out: I would grab quickly a tasteless triangle sandwich in a supermarket in order du keep my belly quiet during the performance. But then, my phone vibrated when I received an email from my friend C*. “Dear friends, I’m goind to eat a bit in a restaurant nearby before the show, who wants to come?”.
Indeed, nearby there is the Pajol market building, an old SNCF storehouse which was abandonned for a long time and was renovated in 2013. It now hosts a youth hostel (with an auditorium where the was show I was going to that night), the largest French urban photovoltaic plant, a library and among other things, a restaurant.
We then met at the Petites Gouttes. It was sunny and the afternoon was nearly over. The terrasse was appealing, but absolutely crowded with smokers, so we sat inside on a large table. The restaurant is exactly the kind of environment friendly places that open these tayw, with a wooden decor and vintage furniture. We had an accident with a chair which different parts wanted to go different directions, leaving a small scratch in C*’s pants.
To start, we share a quesadilla with goat cheese, apples and honey.
C* then ate a quite good beef tataki served with a pasta and leek salad.
And I ate an XXL ribs serving, accompanied with very honest french fries. I may not be objectives as I love ribs but I found them really good. And serving was really XXL.
The bill? Not cheap but not that expensive for this place where everything is cooked from fresh ingredients and parts are large.
Les Petites Gouttes
Open every days, 11am to 2am.