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Le Rafael revisits kosher tradition.

Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner Sun.-Thurs., Brunch Sun.
  • Valet parking
  • Dress code: Casual dressy

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Le Rafael, Paris, france

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Le Rafael Restaurant Review

: Kashrut is the strict Jewish dietary code, outlined in the Torah, which determines what foods are kosher as well as appropriate methods of preparation. These rules do not always play well with the commandments of gastronomy. To reconcile the two and respectfully interpret the Jewish traditions under the supervision of the Beth-Din of Paris, Rafael owner Mickaël Lehiani has appointed young Italian chef Simone Zanoni, who was trained by Gordon Ramsay. By simplifying recipes, Zanoni creates new avenues to maintain and reveal the truth of the products. Red tuna with marinated turnips in mustard and soy sauce; braised veal knuckle with potato purée à la black truffle; and green apple and shiso parfait are certainly kosher but, before all, delicious. Lunch menu: €48. À la carte: €80. Sunday brunch: €56.


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