THIS RESTAURANT IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED Diane
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THIS RESTAURANT IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED Diane Restaurant Review: THIS RESTAURANT IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED FOR SUMMER 2016. Ascend a flight of stairs and you will discover Diane, the gastronomic restaurant of the Hôtel Fouquet's Barrière. Decorator Jacques Garcia has chosen grey-violet and bronze tones to add elegance to the space and reinforce the cozy ambience of the round-shaped room. The view through the large windows of the indoor patio and terrace visually enlarges the room. During the day, enjoy the natural light; at night, discover it with the illumination on the façades and sculptures. Chef Jean-Yves Leuranguer has perfectly composed his menu to match the classical modernity of what you might almost consider a retreat, just a stone's throw from the most beautiful avenue of the world, the busy Champs-Élysées. Fortunately for us, he has access to the best seasonal produce. Some of the dishes are served in "Dégustation" or "Gourmande" size, and therefore can be an appetizer or an entrée, such as the rouget de roche (red snapper) that sits on a bed of Swiss chard in a squid ink jus, the foie gras that comes with an oyster, or the beautiful sole Petit-Bateau (Dover sole) on cèpes and pears. For a "pièce de résistance," try the bar de ligne with seaweed pasta in a shellfish jus, the pigeon or the veal and its sweetbreads with daikon (white radish) and wasabi cream. Pastry chef Jean-Luc Labat continues in the same style with his roasted pineapple stuffed with mango in a lemon grass sauce, his warm figs millefeuille with pistachio ice cream, and the milk and dark chocolate cake with lemon zest. The evolving wine list mainly carries French wines. The menu dégustation is priced at €98, and offers four dishes plus two sweet treats.