News for Restaurants in Paris
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Alain Ducasse will preside over a modern café called ore in the Palace of Versailles. It is scheduled to open its doors in September 2016 on the first floor of the Pavillon Dufour. ore, Palace of Versailles Place d'Armes, 78000 Versailles, No phone.
David Bizet, chef of La Galerie at Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris, helms another gastronomic spot in the dwelling. L’Orangerie opened in June 2016 and seats 20 people in the historic courtyard of the hotel under a metallic framework. Expect sea bass carpaccio and poultry with asparagus and morilla mushrooms among other items. Lunch menu at €95. L'Orangerie, Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris 31, av. George V, 75008 Paris, 01 49 52 72 24.
Nobuyuki Matsuhisa, owner of numerous restaurants worldwide, including Nobu in New York and Malibu, launched his unique Parisian establishment, named Matsuhisa, in Le Royal Monceau - Raffles Paris. Matsuhisa, Le Royal Monceau - Raffles Paris 37, av. Hoche, 75008 Paris, 01 42 99 88 00.
Chef Christophe Saintagne quit Le Meurice to open his own restaurant, Papillon, in the 17th arrondissement. Papillon, 8, rue Messonier, 75017 Paris, +33 (0)1 56 79 81 88.
Champeaux from Alain Ducasse opened on April 11, 2016, and is located under the Canopée in the new Forum des Halles. It boasts a contemporary setting with immense bay windows. A huge board modeled after those noting arrivals and departures that used to bedeck airports displays the menu. Snails, oysters, sausages, tartares and soufflés are prepared by Bruno Brangea, former chef of Marius et Janette. Champeaux, Forum des Halles, 75001 Paris, 01 53 45 84 50.
Following Clover and Le Grand Restaurant, chef Jean-François Piège plans to open another restaurant, Clover Grill, on 6, rue Bailleul in the 1st arrondissement. It will be devoted to wood-fire grilled fare and feature a cocktail bar. Clover Grill, 6, rue Bailleul, 75001 Paris, No phone.
Publicis Drugstore Brasserie to Renew Concept
Eric Frechon (Hôtel Le Bristol) has been appointed to renew the concept of the Publicis Drugstore Brasserie. Open 7 days a week until 2 a.m. at the top of the Champs-Elysées, the establishment should boast a new atmosphere and menu by the end of 2016. Publicis Drugstore Brasserie, 133, av. des Champs-Elysées, 75008 Paris, 01 44 43 77 64.
New Look for Le Meurice
The dining room of the restaurant Le Meurice, modeled after the Salon de la Paix in the Palace of Versailles, has been embellished by designer Philippe Starck. Rose copper fixtures and black screens embedded with photographs coexist with old mirrors and paintings and the huge fresco spread on the ceiling. Moreover, previously at Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester in London, Jocelyn Herland has been the new executive chef of the hotel since January. Le Meurice, Hôtel Le Meurice 228, rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, 01 44 58 10 55.
Fête de la Gastronomie Returns September 23-25
The annual Fête de la Gastronomie (September 23-25) celebrates French cuisine with thousands of individual events throughout France and around the world. These include wine tastings and special menus from chefs and restaurants. For more information, visit the official website
Bernard Magrez, French wine mogul and owner of the restaurant La Grande Maison in Bordeaux, recently fell out with his partner and chef Joël Robuchon. As a consequence, Robuchon has left the restaurant with his stalwart Tomonori Danzaki. Pierre Gagnaire has succeeded him, along with his second Jean-Denis Le Bras, formerly at Pierre in the Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong. Joël Robuchon, La Grande Maison, 10, rue Labottière, Bordeaux 33000, +33 (0)5 35 38 16 16.
Philippe Labbé, former chef of L’Abeille and L’Arnsbourg, succeeds Laurent Delarbre at the helm of the kitchen of La Tour d'Argent, the ritzy restaurant that overlooks the Seine and the Notre-Dame cathedral. La Tour d'Argent, 15-17, quai de la Tournelle, Paris 75005, 01 43 54 23 31.
PARIS RESTAURANT CLOSINGS
Guy Savoy has closed L'Huîtrade, his restaurant near the Arc de Triomphe. Boasting an “industrial chic” setting in pearl gray shades, the spot was dedicated to oysters. L'Huîtrade, 13, rue Troyon, Paris, France 75017, no phone.
Etoile-sur-Mer, the seafood restaurant of chef Guy Savoy that had replaced for a few months his flagship establishment that relocated to the Hotel de la Monnaie, has finally ceased business in January 2016. A regular customer bought the place to transform it into a spot dedicated to traditional fare. Etoile-sur-Mer, 18, rue Troyon, Paris, France 75017, no phone.
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