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Le Grand Véfour Restaurant Review: It's not a wax museum, but you can soak up a bit of French history in this institution where Bonaparte and Josephine, Victor Hugo, Cocteau and Malraux among a panoply of others have dined, and whose names are to be seen on the engraved copper plates above the terribly appropriate red velvet benches. Chef Guy Martin turns out impressive creations such as milk-fed calf's sweetbreads served with truffles and cappelletti pasta and blue lobster accompanied by orange peel, crispy vegetables and coriander. The beautiful desserts range from a chocolate "Manjari" cube with clementine, yuzu panna cotta, lemon sherbet and caramelized cashew nuts to an artichoke "crème brûlée." As always, the Grand Véfour provides sublime surroundings: carved boiserie ceilings, painted allegories under glass, snowy napery and fragile Directoire chairs. The wine cellar is lavish, and the service is as elegant as the cosmopolitan clientele. A lunch menu is offered for €98.