Located in the 18th arrondissement of Paris, on rue Ramey, Mehmet is a unique restaurant that combines the flavors of natural wine with the traditional Turkish favourite, the döner kebab.
The journey of Mehmet began when the founders, Matthieu Haddak and Julien Catelain, spent several months exploring the gastronomy of Turkey in 2022. Their focus was on the iconic döner kebab, and they had the opportunity to immerse themselves in the culinary traditions of different regions of Turkey, attending courses and learning from local chefs and families. It was during this gastronomic adventure that they discovered the Hatay / Antioch region, known for its rich blend of Turkish and Arabic cultures influenced by neighboring Syria and Lebanon.
In their quest for authenticity, Matthieu and Julien met Emre, a talented bread baker, and brought him to France to join their team together with their other employe Mehmet, who are both of Turkish origin.
Together, they opened Mehmet, where the kebab is served on plates, just like in Turkey, and customers are encouraged to eat in and have it served at the table. This sets Mehmet apart from typical takeaway stands, offering a more immersive dining experience. They have decided to not offer take out kababs.
Attention to the quality of ingredients is paramount at Mehmet. Vegetables are sourced from Terroir d'avenir, ensuring freshness and a commitment to sustainable farming practices. The kebab meat is made from free-range chicken purchased directly from a breeder in Normandy. Each menu item is prepared on-site using the freshest seasonal produce, and the spit is assembled before each service. The bread, a crucial element of any kebab, is baked daily to guarantee its exceptional taste and texture.
To complement their culinary offerings, Mehmet also offers a carefully curated selection of natural and biodynamic wines. Mehmet is the perfect place for natural wine and food enthusiasts alike, who want an authentic kebab experience in Paris. Enjoy!