From Balagne to Paris, the Corsican restaurant “Le Cosi” blows out 20 candles

The Corsican tradition on the plates is worthily defended in the capital. “The Cosi”located in the 5and district between the Luxembourg Gardens and the Pantheon, is one of the most popular addresses for Parisians but also for Corsicans of the diaspora wanting to return home for a meal.

Olivier Andreani, the host, opened his table just twenty years ago and comes from a generation of restaurateurs (his parents and his brother Dominique manage the Chez Léon inn in the perched village of Cateri where he was born) .

From Tuesday May 10 to Saturday May 14 inclusive, he will celebrate the anniversary of his establishment, 9 rue de Cujas, which runs along the Sorbonne, by putting on a big spread.

For the occasion, Jeanne, the mamma, will exceptionally leave her Balanin stoves to take the reins in the kitchens of this Parisian bistro which smells of the herbs of the maquis and whose slate betrays a strong nustral accent.

“The Beef” of Friends

For nearly a week, Jeanne will offer her favorite recipes that she herself has inherited.

From his tasty book, we will mention the zucchini fritters, small stuffed animals, wild boar stew, veal casserole with olives, roast suckling lamb or his desserts which are the pride of Corsican culinary heritage, egg flan and fiadone.

But there will also be “beef”, not the one with which Jeanne simmers an excellent stew, but that of local musicians, friends and familiar with the place, who have decided to make the (sensitive) strings of their guitars and their voices vibrate. for songs that speak so well of their land.

These lunches and dinners at the Cosi are so many chapters of Corsica that we open and enjoy with family or friends.

But the pleasure of sensory exploration of the island and moments of culinary grace will redouble in intensity thanks to this eminently cultural twentieth anniversary. It is to be expected that guests will decide to take to the maquis…

Le Cosi, 9 rue de Cujas, 8th arrondissement of Paris. Reservations on 01 43 29 20 20.

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