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Mini Palais Restaurant Review: The Grand Palais Musée is a Parisian landmark dating back to the 1900 World's Fair. Walk up the graceful flight of steps and pass the flamboyant rotunda Alexandre III to enter the dining room, a kind of artist's studio setting with large mirrors, hardwood floors, wide windows, wood and leather furniture, and an immense patchwork made up of old wrapping papers. There's also a terrace that overlooks the Petit Palais right across the avenue. Olivier Maurey of the Luderic Group, who is known for his partnerships with L'Ami Louis, Aux Lyonnais, Benoît and Ralph's, invited chef Eric Fréchon to work along with him as a consultant chef. Fréchon in turn appointed Stéphane d’Aboville, his former second man, as the executive chef --- a good pick, indeed. Not only does Fréchon choose the best team and the best produce, but you can also immediately recognize his imagination on the plate. Among the best dishes are an original clafoutis made with slightly smoked ceps from Corrèze; farm-raised chicken galantine with duck foie gras; and fried whiting with a tartar sauce and chips sprinkled with parsley. Entrecôte steak from Bavaria is cooked at the ideal temperature and accompanied by a generous portion of pommes allumettes (matchstick fries). The finale of a rhum baba with light vanilla cream is a real treat. The Réserve of Louis, Saint-Émilion Grand Cru 2006 makes a good pairing for the whole meal.