World cuisine

Manko

With Maison Blanche up on the seventh floor of the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées building, 15 Avenue Montaigne is already home to a restaurant. It can add a second to its name, opened by Benjamin Patou who took over the former Drouot-Montaigne auction house to create a vast, festive restaurant serving fine Peruvian fare. So it seemed only natural to entrust Gastón Acurio, considered by some to be South America’s finest chef, with the menu. Among the house specialties, we particularly enjoyed the cebiche clasico of raw fish (€12), with sweet potato, choclo corn, cancha (fried corn) and tiger’s milk. To follow, don’t hesitate to try one of the tasty anticuchos (skewers of chicken, beef, salmon or asparagus, ranging in price from €12 to €17). When the time comes to choose your dessert, the cachanga (a big, crispy pastry topped with seasonal fruit and lime sorbet) will keep your taste buds in Peru just a little while longer for €14. A true journey for the palate, in perfect harmony with the sublime setting designed by Laura Gonzalez, one of the biggest decorators of the moment, who succeeded in creating an ethnic-chic ambiance. As a bonus, on Friday and Saturday nights, you can sip on one of the signature cocktails in the restaurant’s cabaret as you enjoy the burlesque and edgy show created by singer Garou, who is also one of the restaurant’s partners. Tasting menu at €65.

Noon to 01am
Closed Saturday for lunch and Sunday • Valet Parking •
Average price: €50

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Manko

15 Avenue Montaigne, 75008, Paris Phone : 01 82 28 00 15 www.manko-paris.com
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By David Richard et Manuel Mariani. Photos : Alban Couturier et D Delmas - Published the

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