Massimo Mori, the most exquisite and refined Italian host in the city, also owner of the Mori Venice Bar in the Bourse district, needs no introduction. So it was with great pleasure and appetite that we rediscovered his food-in-shop at the Emporio Armani boutique on Boulevard Saint-Germain, next to the Brasserie Lipp and opposite Les Deux Magots and Café de Flore. Making a big comeback after major renovations, the location has been given a sleek and luxurious makeover. The gastronomic restaurant has been scaled down to 30 place settings, to expand the kitchen and improve dining comfort. It has welcomed the services of Massimo Tringali, former second in command to two-star chef Fabio Bragagnolo at the Casadelmar in Porto Vecchio. Everything on the menu featuring the best Italian producers have to offer is appetizing, like the succulent vitello tonnato made with “bue grasso” beef from the Piedmont region (€32), the exceptional “culatello di zibello” ham from Massimo Spigaroli (€32 €), the remarkable tagliatelle with Alba white truffle (€75), the rare Zavoli suckling pig with ash oil (€38), or the grappa tiramisu (€18). The perfect excuse to try the charming discovery menu (€90 for two starters, three dishes and a dessert), which you can accompany with the delicate citrusy notes of a 2013 Tasca d’Almerita Sicilian white wine (€45 per bottle, or €11 per glass). For a more informal nonetheless delicious break, head to the Armani Caffé on the ground floor, which is open 7 days a week non-stop from 9am to midnight (approximately €50 à la carte).
Noon to 2:30pm and 7:30pm to 10:30pm Closed Sunday Average price: €80