At a Glance:
Recently on the cover of Saveur Magazine's France issue, this pared-back bistrot takes its culinary cues from Chef-Owner-Sisters Tatiana & Katia Levha with cumulative backgrounds in Manila, Hong Kong, Thailand & France. Seemingly overnight, they developed a loyal following when they opened Le Servan bistro in an entirely residential area of east Voltaire. They charmed food critics, wine growers, chefs and most importantly their friends and voisins (neighbors) with a warm welcome and exciting comfort food. Katia is front of house in charge of the wine cellar, while Tatiana (L’Arpege, L’Astrance alum) is using classic French technique and imagination in the kitchen. The wines are of course all natural, and Katia is a tremendous resource if you are curious or have questions. Picky Eaters: see my notes below in sample dishes.
Fried boudin noir wontons in bouillon, Suckling pig & crackling skin, Clams/Thai basil/ginger/red chili. Beware picky eaters, “animal bits” are prevalent: Veal brains poached in butter, Breaded fried duck hearts/sweet chili, etc.
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