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Apicius Restaurant Review: Jean-Pierre Vigato, chef and owner of Apicius, has settled close to the Champs-Elysées in a splendid private mansion that dates from the early 18th century. The facade's classical architecture looks out onto a vast private garden. To the left of the foyer, original paintings adorn the ceiling above a large modern bar. The different rooms are refurbished but well preserved, and are connecting, maintaining intimacy. The décor by Eric Zeller is original and timeless with the use of subtle colors and harmonious volumes. Vigato presents some audacious dishes and as always bistro fare and bourgeois cuisine are cozy neighbors. Both reach upwards with extremely refined preparations. Reserve at least two months in advance.