News for Restaurants in Paris
Stay in the know about the Paris restaurant scene. You can learn about new restaurant openings, special events, and more.
The Forum des Halles in the 1st arrondissement is nowadays under renovation. The refurbishment should be completed in 2016, after which the new restaurant of Alain Ducasse will open its doors in front of the Eglise Saint-Eustache. According to Ducasse, it will be a brasserie named La Canopée, decked out with a modern setting.
Clarence Dillon, the vineyard that owned the appellations Haut-Brion, Mission Haut-Brion and Quintus, will open a new restaurant, Clarence, near the Champs-Elysées in fall 2015. Christophe Pelé, formerly at La Bigarrade, will helm the stoves and Antoine Petrus, previously at Restaurant Lasserre, will be in charge of the wine cellar. Clarence, 31, avenue Franklin Roosevelt, 75008 Paris, no phone.
For years, the restaurant La Galerie in the Four Seasons Hôtel George V Paris proposed snack food to its guests. According to the will of Christian Le Squer, executive chef of the hotel, it now lives up to the expectations of refined foodies, thanks to the subtle preparations of chef David Bizet. A menu at €95 is offered for lunch and dinner. Moreover, in September, a third restaurant, called George and dedicated to Mediterranean fare, will open its doors at the property. Tuscany-native Marco Garfagnini, former chef of Il Lago in the Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues Geneva, will helm its stoves. La Galerie, Four Seasons Hôtel George V Paris 31, av. George V, 75008 Paris, 01 49 52 70 00.
Chef Adeline Grattard has moved yam’Tcha to a new location near the Louvre Museum. The place recently opened its doors and seats 25 guests. Lunch menu at €60 and dinner menu at €120. yam’Tcha, 121, rue Saint-Honoré, 75001 Paris, 01 40 26 08 07.
Presided over by Mathieu Pacaud, Hexagone features a new restaurant called Histoires. It seats 12 people and contains alcoves designed by the architects Gilles & Boissier. Cuisine is inspired by artists cherished by Pacaud such as Beethoven and Dante. The menu includes turbot with citrus fruit. Cost is around €200 à la carte. Histoires, 85, av. Kléber, 75016 Paris, 01 70 98 16 35.
Guy Savoy has moved his flagship restaurant, Restaurant Guy Savoy, from 18, rue Troyon to the Monnaie de Paris at 11, quai de Conti on the left bank in front of the Seine. On the first floor of this historic landmark built in the 18th century, the famous chef tends to guests in five dining rooms decorated with modern paintings. Jean-Michel Wilmotte designed the décor in gray charcoal shades. The menu is the same as before, highlighting specialties from Savoy such as the artichoke soup perfumed with black truffle and served with a brioche stuffed with mushrooms and truffle. Roasted lobster, beef chuck and vanilla millefeuille are also offered. Etoile-sur-Mer, a seafood restaurant helmed by Clément Leroy, a stalwart of Guy Savoy, has opened at 18, rue Troyon. Restaurant Guy Savoy, Monnaie de Paris 11, quai de Conti, 75006 Paris, 01 43 80 40 61.
Yannick Alléno is now in charge of the food service of the Hotel Sofitel Paris Le Faubourg. He recently launched there his new restaurant, STAY Faubourg, based on a concept already developed in Dubai, Taipei and Beijing. Installed in a cozy setting, patrons treat themselves with foreign flavors such as red curry poultry and monkfish cheek tagine. Refined desserts are suggested to finish off the meal, such as vanilla millefeuille and frozen pear with ginger and lemon. A big table can accommodate up to 16 people. Lunch & Dinner daily. STAY Faubourg, Sofitel Paris Le Faubourg 15, rue Boissy d'Anglas, 75008 Paris, 01 44 94 14 14.
Chef Jean-François Piège is the force behind Clover. The Saint Germain des Pres establishment was designed by Piège and his wife Elodie, with the guidance of designer Charlotte Biltgen, and the décor features the couple’s globally procured finds. Piège’s cuisine is executed daily by longtime colleague Shinya Usami and his crew. Clover, 5, rue Perronet, 75007 Paris, 01 75 50 00 05.
Chef of L'Ambroisie with his father Bernard, Mathieu Pacaud has recently opened Hexagone, a posh restaurant near the Champs-Elysées. The place features a bar, a 70-seat dining room and, to be open shortly, a “culinary research cabinet.” Pacaud crafts traditional cuisine with a touch of sophistication. There’s a well-stocked wine cellar with 1,200 labels. Lunch & Dinner Tues.-Sat. Hexagone, 85, av. Kléber, 75016 Paris, 01 42 25 98 85.
New Book on Paris Restaurants
Jean-Claude Ribaut, food critic of 20 years for the French daily newspaper Le Monde and GAYOT’s top Paris contributor, has just published a new book dubbed Voyage d’un Gourmet à Paris. Read more on GAYOT's blog
Green Dinners at La Bauhinia
Shangri-La Hotel, Paris, has launched the 100-percent green dinners taking place on the first Thursday of each month at La Bauhinia, in a nature-inspired décor. On this occasion, chef Christophe Moret prepares a five-course vegetable-focused menu at €58, which features such items as tomato Bloody Mary, spring rolls made with watermelon and soup herbs, and roasted turnips and beetroots. To match this special fare, head sommelier Cédric Maupoint proposes biodynamic wines. Shangri-La Hotel, Paris 10, avenue d'Iéna, 75016 Paris, 01 53 67 19 91.
Fumiko Kono at La Cour Jardin
Alain Ducasse has invited the Japanese chef Fumiko Kono to propose her own dishes at La Cour Jardin at Hôtel Plaza Athénée. Among her signature selections, a bento box at €54 and raw salmon with avocado, soya vinaigrette sauce and yuzu will be served on the patio. The menu also includes the fare of chef Mathieu Emeraud, like the blue lobster with grilled vegetables and the unilaterally cooked red mullet with pommes boulangère. La Cour Jardin, Hôtel Plaza Athénée 25, av. Montaigne, 75008 Paris, 01 53 67 66 02.
L'Abeille Now Open for Lunch
Previously only open for dinner, L'Abeille, the gastronomic restaurant of the Shangri-La Hotel, Paris, now greets patrons for lunch on Thursday and Friday. For this occasion, chef Christophe Moret proposes two menus at €88 and €118. L'Abeille, Shangri-La Hotel, Paris 10, av. d'Iéna, 75116 Paris, 01 53 67 19 90.
Mathieu Pacaud Takes Over Le Divellec
Chef of L'Ambroisie with his father Bernard, Mathieu Pacaud has taken over Le Divellec, a seafood landmark previously run by Jacques Le Divellec. In partnership with Jean-Louis Coste, he plans to reopen the restaurant at the latest in the beginning of 2016. Le Divellec, 107, rue de l’Université, 75007 Paris, 01 45 51 91 96.
Claire Heitzler has quit her position as pastry chef of Restaurant Lasserre. The name of her successor has not yet been divulged. Restaurant Lasserre, 17, av. Franklin D. Roosevelt, Paris 75008, 01 43 59 02 13.
Chef Antonin Bonnet has left Le Sergent Recruteur. Noam Gedalof, his former stalwart, is now in charge of the stoves of this gastronomic restaurant. Rumor has it that Bonnet plans to open his own establishment in Paris. Le Sergent Recruteur, 41, rue Saint-Louis en l’Isle, Paris 75004, 01 43 54 75 42.
At the beginning of June, chef Jean-François Piège quit Thoumieux and thus put his association with Thierry Costes to an end. Piège plans to open his own establishment, Le Grand Restaurant, next September in the 8th arrondissement. Sylvestre Wahid, formerly at L’Oustau de Baumanière in Les Baux-de-Provence in the south of France, has taken over the stoves of the hotel. Thoumieux, 79, rue Saint-Dominique, Paris 75007, 01 47 05 49 75.
A new chef helms the stoves of Shang Palace, the Chinese restaurant of the Shangri-La Hotel, Paris. Following a stint at the Shangri-La Hotel in Wenzhou, China, Samuel Lee Sum crafts refined dishes for Parisian customers. Menu highlights include red rice flour rolls with shrimps; wok-cooked monkfish fillet with green and white asparagus; frayed chicken salad with grapefruit; and, for dessert, sticky rice flavored with coconut cream and fresh mango. Lunch menus at €52 and €78. Shang Palace, Shangri-La Hotel, Paris, 10, avenue d'Iéna, Paris 75016, 01 53 67 19 92.
Nicolas Sale (La Table du Kilimandjaro in Courchevel) has been appointed the new executive chef of the Ritz Paris. He will helm the stoves of L'Espadon, the gastronomic restaurant of the hotel. Following three years of renovation, Ritz Paris is scheduled to reopen in late 2015. L'Espadon, Ritz Paris, 15, place Vendôme, Paris 75001, 01 43 16 30 80.
PARIS RESTAURANT CLOSINGS
Chef Adeline Grattard's French/Asian fusion restaurant yam'Tcha relocated to a new address: 121 rue Saint Honoré. yam'Tcha, 4, rue Sauval, Paris, France 75001, no phone.
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