At the centre of the room lies a workshop-style window, through which guests can admire the spectacle of the kitchens: Gustave Caillebotte could have set up his easel there, but another artist is in residence now: Franck Baranger,a young Parisian chef who became the darling of the foodie set after opening his first restaurant, Le Pantruche, in Paris’s 9th arrondissement in 2011.
Here, once again, his colourful, alluring, carefully assembled plates are the very epitome of contemporary cuisine, with a clear emphasis on choosing the right ingredients and on understated yet undeniable technical prowess. Plancha-grilled duck foie gras, petits choux with haddock; veal shoulder confit, steamed celeriac, raw celery with hazelnuts; chocolate mousse, praline and black-olive crunch…
It’s difficult to imagine a more perfect blend of generosity, subtlety, tradition and inventiveness! The décor, too, embodies the spirit of the modern age, with its soft tones, designer ceiling lamps and subdued lighting, all in an oh-so-trendy neighbourhood at the heart of the bustling 9th arrondissement.
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All year round, daily.