Tomy Gousset, as his name does not quite indicate, is a Cambodian-born French chef and the owner of TOMY & Co. I met my friend Debbie Kobayashi (who has contributed to this blog) for lunch during my last stay in Paris, and she was in charge of finding a place that was simple and yet appropriate for the foodies that we are, and she found an absolute gem!

Trained at Le Taillevent and Meurisse in Paris, as well as Boulud in NY, Tomy Gousset was the Pirouette’s chef before sky diving into his own venture. Chef Gousset opened his establishment a year ago, not at all intimidated to forge his way among the Michelin star restaurants that Tomy & Co has as neighbors.

A very elegant and refined décor makes up the interior of the restaurant on rue Surcouf in the 7th arrondissement. A black wall at the entrance with LIFE IS FOOD written in white welcomed us. The room is bright with little drawings of vegetables on the off-white walls. The tables and shelves are made of light wood that contrast very well with the black chairs and black leather.

With Tomy Gousset and Debbie Kobayashi

It’s hard to go wrong with an exquisite haddock soup with yellow beets and croutons followed by a filet of pollock beautifully cooked with chard form the garden and potatoes at €25 for lunchtime.

If you are ready for a 3-course menu you can choose a la carte from five starters, five mains, and five desserts for €45.
We ordered a glass of Pouilly-Fumé to accompagny the fish and it was a perfect choice.

With fresh ingredients, friendly service, beautiful presentations, tasteful dishes, and affordable prices, Tomy Gousset found the right balance to make TOMY&Co a place to look for.

Tomy & Co
22 Rue Surcouf, 75007 Paris, France
📞+33 01 45 51 46 93
Lunch menu: €25
3-course menu: €45
Tasting menu: €65 + wine-pairing at €40
Open from Monday to Friday