Pierre Touitou, the 24-year-old chef behind charming Parisian bistro Vivant, is just the type of floppy-haired man-about-town that you might hope would show you his city. “The weekend is about love, rest and parties… and you never know what will be the priority,” he says, without clarifying further. After closing up at his lively 25-seat restaurant, where he can be found conjuring up simple plates of Sardinian pasta behind the bar’s marble counter, Pierre heads a few doors down to Hôtel Bourbon, a club that prides itself on being the stomping ground of the city’s bright young things. The following day, lunch at seafood restaurant Clamato dusts away cocktail-induced cobwebs, after which Pierre heads to Champ Libre, his favorite flower shop, to prepare for the week ahead. “I spend a couple of hours rearranging the flower setup at Vivant while listening to some loud music,” he says. Pierre enjoys going out to restaurants as much as he enjoys manning his own. Childhood haunt Marché Raspail, an organic Sunday market which boasts stalls of gleaming produce, is a nostalgic spot to check out what’s in season. From there, he recommends a short wander over to narrow sushi bar Tsukizi, also in the 6th Arrondissement and a favorite with Pierre due to its “perfectly executed” fish. When night falls, conclude your gastronomic tour at Capitaine, a new restaurant from Pierre’s former colleague, chef Baptiste Day. Should you fail to secure a table? There’s only one thing to do: Make like a Parisian and curse with passion. “The best advice I can give to someone who’s visiting Paris for the first time is to say PUTAIN! all day long, to anyone,” says Pierre, a “strong believer” that France’s most prolifically used swear word captures the capital’s spirit in two clipped syllables. “That word inspires me in the best and the worst of ways.” Vivant 43 Rue des Petites Écuries 75010 Paris France TwitterFacebookPinterest This story is from Kinfolk Issue Twenty-Seven Buy Now Related Stories Food Issue 19 My Kitchen Table: Dominique Crenn French-born chef Dominique Crenn knows how to keep a level head and relishes the nights when she gets to cook to her own soundtrack. Food Issue 19 Recipe: Chamomile Cookies When your day is filled with too much excitement, taking time to sit quietly with these calming morsels and a cup of tea could be just the antidote. Fashion Issue 19 Camille Tanoh Camille Tanoh found his niche working for Pierre Hardy and Paul Smith. Now he’s blazing a path for the next generation of French designers. Design Issue 19 David Rager David Rager, co-founder of design firm Weekends, shares his tale of LA and Paris and how he makes time for life’s little distractions. Food Issue 19 The Spicy Menu Nothing gets our hearts racing and noses running like a healthy dose of heat, but chile isn’t the only ingredient that gets our blood pumping. Food Issue 18 The Black and White Menu Despite being devoid of color, this menu is by no means short on taste—by limiting some of our senses, we can amplify others.