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Market Restaurant Review: Another member of the Vongerichten empire, Market enjoys an enviable position on the aristocratic Avenue Matignon. The décor is modern and elegant with beige banquettes and chairs, enhanced by soft, subtle lighting. The horizontal lines on the blond wood paneling are like large arms welcoming you. At lunch, you enjoy the view and natural light of the beautiful courtyard where you can be seated in summer. Alsatian Jean-Georges Vongerichten has gone far away from his roots in his Parisian restaurant. Influenced by his world travels and his many years spent in America, he has composed a menu that we are more used to seeing in the New World than in France. It starts with tuna rolls studded with sesame and to be drenched in green soya coulis. Out of the three pizzas on the menu, two are rather unusual, the toppings being raw tuna with wasabi or Fontina cheese and black truffles. Other choices of appetizers include coconut milk-chicken soup, endive salad with blue cheese vinaigrette or foie gras with black olive and litchi. Then to follow, you can try the stewed turbot with rice, Romanesco cauliflower and a coconut coulis. Intriguing combinations continue with the desserts, like the “Bourdaloue” pear stuffed with chocolate and drenched in Amaretto and Grand Marnier caramelized crêpes with mango and passion coulis. The wine list includes selections from all over the world. The prix-fixe menu at €38 is a great deal (appetizer and entrée, or entrée and dessert).