Not your average pair of sisters, Katia and Tatiana Levha serve up some of the finest dishes at Le Servan, a bistro in Paris that has made its way up in just a few short years. Being born in Paris and Manila, and growing up in France, Hong Kong, and Thailand with frequent visits to the Philippines – the Levha sisters incorporate elements from Asia creating deep and complex flavours.
Before starting Le Servan, the sisters didn’t have previous experience in running a restaurant but they’re connection to the food industry was definitely there. While studying English literature, Tatiana decided to go to culinary school. She interned at Pascal Barbot’s L’Astrance for six months before Barbot called his mentor, Alain Passard, to see if he need a cook for his restaurant, L’Arpège, where Tatiana worked for two years. Katia, on the other hand, decided to explore the front of the house. She went to hotel school, and then waitressed at the bistro, Le Baratin. During her time there, she learned about the way a great bistro becomes like an extension of the owner’s living room.
Le Servan, filled with only 38 seats, and open only Monday-Friday for lunch and dinner, is always filled with people wanting to try the ever changing yet affordable menu. The sisters have created an atmosphere where everyone is welcomed with a smile and sent off with a goodbye as if you were leaving a friend’s house. Le Servan maintains the spirit of a classic French bistro while also representing the city as a mix of different influences. It has quickly become the go-to spot for anyone who goes to Paris.
Source: Le Servan