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May 2011 Archive

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RESTAURANT NEWS

Openings

The mythic Palais Garnier launched its restaurant on June 27. Chef Christophe Aribert, from les Terrasses d'Uriage near Grenoble, supervises the menu realized by Yann Tanneau, who previously worked with Alain Senderens in Mama Shelter. As for the pastry chef, Hervé Moreau hails from Pierre Gagnaire. In a spot where the architecture of Charles Garnier cohabits with the décor of Odile Decq, the team showcases lobster, whiting and guinea fowl, while modern and classic cocktails are served at the bar. The restaurant is open seven days a week, from 7 a.m. to midnight. Palais Garnier, Palais Garnier place Jacques Rouché, 75009 Paris, 08 92 89 90 90.
 
The owner of La Fontaine Gaillon, Gérard Depardieu, has opened a second establishment, Bien Décidé. At once a restaurant and wine cellar, it features the wines from the various domains where the actor Depardieu intervenes, among which are fourteen references of Château Tigné. As the red wine is well suited to the meat, the cuisine is centered on the grill room. The menu changes every day. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Bien Décidé, 117, rue du Cherche-Midi, 75006 Paris, 01 45 48 39 28.
 

News Bytes
Buffet Lunch on the Patio of Hôtel de Crillon
Covered with grass, the patio of the Hôtel de Crillon hosts outdoor lunches with a special buffet by chef Christopher Hache. For €45, it includes cold and warm starters (tomato gazpacho, salads, tagliatelle of vegetables), warm dishes (Thai-style brochette of sea bream, carpaccio of John Dory) and desserts from head pastry chef Jérôme Chaucesse (fruit tart, lemon crumble, verbena panna cotta and wild strawberry). As for beverages, expect a large choice of fruit cocktails. Le Crillon, Hôtel de Crillon 10, place de la Concorde, 75008 Paris, 01 44 71 16 16.
 


Chef Shuffle
There's a new chef in Le Restaurant of L'Hôtel, where Oscar Wilde passed away. Julien Montbabut, formerly in La Grande Cascade and Ledoyen, has finally taken the place of Philippe Bélissent, to whom he was the second. Bélissent left to take over Monsieur Lapin in the 14th arrondissement. His successor produces a notable cuisine made with topnotch ingredients. Combo at € 42 and menu at € 52 for lunch. Le Restaurant, L’Hôtel, 13, rue des Beaux-Arts, Paris 75006, 01 44 41 99 01.
 


Closings

CLOSED FOR GOOD
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