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Pinxo Restaurant Review: Since 2003, businessmen have patronized this restaurant that belongs to Alain Dutournier, located in the Renaissance Paris Vendome Hotel near the Tuileries. Pinxo --- a Basque word that means “pinch” --- relies on a simple concept: to propose most of the courses in three portions, in order to extend the dégustation. Southwest-accented dishes are executed in an open kitchen, along which some diners can sit and watch the cooks while enjoying their meal. The fare is straightforward and light, often original, without complications or fancy sauces. Depending on the season, you may find foie gras on grilled bread; pan-fried boletus mushrooms atop warm pâté; shrimps broth with crunchy vegetables; and thinly sliced scallops with acidulous leeks. During the fall, expect game on the menu, such as chunks of melting hare with foie gras raviolis and sauce poivrade with cranberries. End on a sweet note with the Gascon pie, sided by prune and Armagnac ice cream. Well-stocked wine cellar, with more than 150 labels.