Restaurant Korus is the type of gourmet neighborhood bistro that I would love to have in my neighborhood. The environment is convivial, the food is excellent, and the menu changes frequently (something I miss A LOT here in Hong Kong).
The founders of the restaurant have a passion for "clean agriculture", promoting biodynamics and permaculture in both their food and wine.
The name "Korus" was inspired by the word "Chorus", the moment when different instruments come together to play a score to give the piece of music its main melody.
After our "chorus" of amuse bouche, we moved onto our first course: potato, clam, espelette pepper powder, and a creamy foam.
Our next course was quite rich! Artichoke, cream, garlic croutons, possibly anise, goat cheese and goat milk.
Freshly baked brioche!
The Pasta Mid-Course
This pasta course consisted of prawn pasta served with a prawn head sauce, burrata cream, and marigold leaves.
Liver on toast with a tiny bit of salad.
Main Course: Pigeon + Fish
Bryan got the pigeon, which came with jus and a bit of fruit to balance out the flavors.
I got the John Dory fish, which came over confit sweet potato and kumquat. The overall flavors of the dish were quite good.
Bryan got cheese (3 kinds). There as this amazing “brie” that we both loved. The other two were also good, funky, and nutty.
Rhubarb meringue and rhubarb cream was refreshing and delicious, not too sweet at all.
Chocolate truffles with a savory dollop on top, lemon curd with lemon meringue, and Maraschino cherry jelly.
A final chocolate ice cream (with cereal-like bits!).
As the Night Went On . . .
As the night went on, the bar got more and more lively. Some "industry friends" (people who work in the restaurant industry), stopped by to get a drink and say hello. It really reminded me of our old favorite neighborhood restaurant Bergamot (R.I.P.), and I got nostalgic for a moment.
General Thoughts - Restaurant Korus Paris
Restaurant Korus is a pleasant place to have an enjoyable dinner. We did the wine tasting. It's quite fun to try a wide variety of biodynamic wines. They offer two tasting menus at night (7-course menu for 70 euros and a 9-course menu for 85 euros). At lunchtime you can also try the 3-course for only 39 euros.
To get a more "live" feel of the meal, check out this REEL that I made.