Kébi: a restaurant-bar dedicated to the revisited Kebbeh arrives in the Marais in Paris

By Caroline J., Rizhlaine F. Photos by Caroline J. Posted Apr 25, 2022 5:28 PM

Notice to lovers of Levantine cuisine, here is a spot to discover urgently! We present to you Kébi, a unique restaurant-bar, dedicated to Kebbeh revisited in all sauces. Head to the Marais to discover this ultra-gourmet address that is coming to Paris!

Paris is at the crossroads of gastronomy coming from all over the world. Walking through the streets of the capital, you can treat yourself to a taste journey at any time through addresses that are the standard bearer of culinary specialties iconic or little-known of the countries they represent. Today, the time has come to delight lovers of levantine kitchen with the discovery of a unique restaurant waiting for you in the Swamp.

Welcome at Kebia restaurant which, as its name suggests, specializes in Kabbeh. This Levantine specialty is originally made of meat and bulgur. It comes in the form of an elongated ball, similar to a rugby ball, and is found in the majority of lebanese restaurants.

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But if the Kabbeh is a specialty so widespread in the good Levantine addresses of the capital, why the Restaurant Kebi is it unique? It’s simple, this spot is totally dedicated to this meze which he revisits in an original way. At the house of Kebi, so don’t expect to savor the traditional Kebbeh. Ideally located close to the Place des Vosges, Kebi makes us taste, conversely, the Kabbeh in all its forms through recipes all as different and delicious as each other, each time celebrating the encounter between the West and the Levant.

“With Kébi, we want as many people as possible to (re)discover a traditional cereal from the Levant countries and imagine all the possible combinations to make it a modern and universal trendy dish”. Therefore Marc Naaman describes this concept that he imagined and which is likely to seduce the taste buds of many gourmets in need of novelties.

On the menu? Vegetable-based recipes, such as butternut kébibut also various meats including the tasty duck kebi with foie gras, dates and nuts, onions and sage. We also love the fish and shellfish kebis, with on one side the raw tuna, ginger and peasand on the other the excellent calamari kebi accompanied by curry, peppers, aubergines and pistachios. A pure delight that takes us directly to the Mediterranean! In total, no less than 8 kebis are to be shared or not, and served in very beautiful signed plates Ottolenghi !

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We continue the tasting with the dishes where, again, the kebbe is of course honored and reinterpreted in an original and still enticing way. heart for the kebi in lentil salad with kohlrabi, tomatoes, mushrooms and mint, plus a savory dressing of pomegranate molasses. Fragrant and gourmet, a dish to savor without moderation!

For carnivores, opt for the generous plate of beef tartar style kebi, served with homemade fries and salad. Here again, originality is required and the reinterpretation is perfectly mastered and truly successful! Another unusual creation? the chicken kebi ; a club sandwich whose bread is replaced by kebbeh.

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And because Kebi pushes the concept to the limit, the kebbeh is also to be savored in a sweet version with regressive notes of banana, cinnamon, dark chocolate and roasted hazelnuts. Otherwise, opt for the succulent bulgur with milk with its pears and saffron. A real treat to finish this end of meal in style!

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To accompany it all, Kebi relies on a rich beverage menu, made up of French and foreign wines. We particularly recommend the white wine from the Baal Bekaa estate from Lebanon. For lovers of scholarly beverages, no less than 7 cocktails are on offer, including the very floral “ Arak rose (arak aniseed alcohol and rose syrup), but also the “ beetroot mojito » (rum, lemon and beetroot juice, mint) or the « orange blossom old fashioned (Bulleit rye, honey and orange), without forgetting mocktailsas the ” Basil Honey lemonade (basil, lemon juice, honey and plain water).

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To top it all, Kebi will soon open street food corner, attached to the restaurant. Fans will thus be able to find kebis to take away with a choice of recipes already made where all you have to do is pick, or compose yourself by the minute!

So how do you want your Kabbeh ? Sweet ? Dirty ? Round, square, bite-sized, or even in a pancake? The hardest part is making your choice! So, we have tickled your curiosity, we meet in the Swamp to 3 rue de Turenne to taste the kebbeh way Kebi !

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This test was carried out as part of a professional invitation. If your experience differs from ours, please let us know in the comments.

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