Le Clin d'Œil is a bistronomic restaurant, a wine shop and a wine bar located at the corner of rue Chauvain and boulevard Felix Faure. It can be seen discreetly from the green corridor, nestled at the foot of a beautiful Haussmannian building. It is Jessica Barbotto who imagines it in 2019. She defines her project around a concept that invites us to Carpe Diem, to epicureanism, in a space where time is suspended to a Mediterranean cuisine, sincere and respectful of local products.
Beyond the door, high ceilings decorated with stucco and crystal chandeliers blend with red brick facings to emphasise the subtle combination of authenticity and refinement. This ingenious combination is reflected in the menus, which combine local cuisine with carefully selected vineyards. The Chef works closely with local producers to create seasonal menus inspired by classic French gastronomic techniques for recipes that awaken the senses.
In the kitchen, Chef Julien Rives has distinguished himself by working in renowned restaurants in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region, such as Régis Marcon's eponymous restaurant, Michel Hulin's Cabro d'Or, Benoît Vidal's l'atelier d'Edmond, and Olivier Brulard, one of the Best Craftsmen in France, who is a regular at Michel Guérard's. After more than 20 years of experience, Julien opened the Clin d'Œil alongside Jessica, offering a Mediterranean and gourmet menu. His key word? Authenticity with taste as a guideline. The freshness of the selected raw products is essential and constant for the elaboration of his menus.
The wine list of the Clin d'Œil restaurant is based on respect for nature and the purity of the environment. All our wines come from sustainable cultivation, perfectly representing their terroirs of origin.
Driven by this desire to share and pass on our passion, we offer you wines off the beaten track, which are distinguished by their winemaking methods and by their flavours.
To accompany our tasting menus, the Clin d'Œil composes the best "food-wine" pairings by selecting wines from great winemakers.
Discover a sincere and gourmet Mediterranean cuisine orchestrated by a team eager to share their passion with you.
Our chef, Julien Rives, has a philosophy of working with products from short circuits, respecting the seasons, biodiversity and the rhythm of our producers. In particular, he selects the key ingredients of our menus from local farms and fishermen. All this to offer you a Mediterranean gastronomy that goes to the essential, letting the raw materials express the flavours of our land.
Work with us to create a unique menu that suits you. Our chef will offer you a culinary journey in the spirit of the times, according to the seasons and the ingredients chosen by you.
Le Clin d'Œil offers oenological tastings that allow everyone, beginner or experienced, to learn to appreciate a wine, to try to guess its origin or to improve their knowledge of aromas. A real moment of sharing and exchange which is an excellent idea for a fun and original gift.
Le Clin d'Œil offers a complete range of services with a fully customisable service: cocktail reception, table service, customised menu tailored to your wishes and tastes.