I like a lot going to shows at tge Café de la danse, near Bastille. For one thing because it’s a venue small enough to be friendly and at the same time large enough so that light effects and scene effects can be cool. Then because it features shows almost all for me, I’ve seen some of my favourite shows ever, like Venus or Socalled. And finally because nearby, we can eat good food, and that makes a change from the Porte de Pantin Mc Donalds (yes, I’m ashamed) or the crêpes that make you sick at Pigalle (I’ve stopped).
It had been a long time since I last went to a show at the Café de la Dance, and since I didn’t know very well Vincent Dedienne, I must comfess that what I was looking forward to the most was the pre-show potato.
I met J* and V* at 19h sharp in the tiny restaurant at the end of rue de Lappe to order enormous stuffed potatoes. Because in Patati Patata, we eat stuffed baked potatoes. They offer a selection of about twenty stuffing, warm or cold. I chose a californian potato, with cream, ham, cheese and chives, V* chose an alsacian potatoes, with sausages, cheese and coleslow and J* I don’t remember, I was eating.
Stuffed potatoes range between 7 and 9€.
And the show? Well it was a standing comedy quite funny and intelligent. I liked a lot his was of letting moments unfishished, hanging in the air.
51 rue de Lappe 75011 Paris
From Monday to Saturday, 11h30-15h and 18h-00h00 (2h on week-ends)