News for Restaurants in Paris
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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 in spring 2016. It will be devoted to wood-fire grilled fare and feature a cocktail bar. Clover Grill, 6, rue Bailleul, 75001 Paris, No phone.
Alain Ducasse will preside over a modern café called Ore in the Palace of Versailles. It is scheduled to open its doors in spring on the first floor of the Pavillon Dufour, which is currently refurbished. Ore, Palace of Versailles Place d'Armes, 78000 Versailles, No phone.
Presiding over approximately 40 establishments located worldwide, Peruvian chef Gastón Acurio has launched his first restaurant in France. Just off the Champs-Élysées, Manko includes a bar and a cabaret. The menu features Peruvian favorites such as tapas, ceviches, sea bream and spicy beef fillet. Manko Paris by Gaston Acurio, 15, av. Montaigne, 75008 Paris, 01 82 28 00 15.
Emporio Armani Caffe Refurbishment
Emporio Armani Caffe, a posh Italian restaurant in Saint-Germain des Prés, is currently facing refurbishment. Due to reopen in June 2016, it will feature a more cozy setting. Customers will enjoy a specific dining experience, either at the trattoria or the fine dining spot. Emporio Armani Caffe, 149, bd Saint-Germain, 75006 Paris, 01 45 48 62 15.
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
Ledoyen to Boast New Décor
Helmed by chef Yannick Alléno, Ledoyen will boast a new setting next spring. The dining room will be located on the ground floor and will seat diners in a contemporary décor. Moreover, a terrace will allow patrons to enjoy their meal al fresco. Ledoyen, 1, ave. Dutuit, 75008 Paris, 01 53 05 10 00.
Succeeding Alain Senderens, chef Guy Savoy now oversees the menu of the restaurant Mama Shelter. His signature dishes include the saucisson de Lyon with pistachio and brioche and the bread-crumbed tuna with tonkatsu sauce. Lunch menus at €21 and €26. Mama Shelter, Mama Shelter, 109, rue de Bagnolet, Paris 75020, 01 43 48 48 48.
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. He is due to take up his post on April 18. La Tour d'Argent, 15-17, quai de la Tournelle, Paris 75005, 01 43 54 23 31.
PARIS RESTAURANT CLOSINGS
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, to open in spring 2016. Etoile-sur-Mer, 18, rue Troyon, Paris, France 75017, no phone.
Celebrated chef Marc Veyrat returned to the stoves with La Maison des Bois in Manigold in the French Alps. The restaurant suffered a fire in March 2015, but Veyrat plans to re-open in Summer 2016. La Maison des Bois, Col de la Croix-Fry, Manigod 74230, +33 (0)4 50 60 00 00.
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