World cuisine

Noto plays a mediterranean score

At Salle Pleyel, a new culinary performance can be enjoyed on the first floor. One might have expected this new restaurant to bear the name of an illustrious artist, but by choosing Noto, the Moma Group (Manko, L’Arc Paris, etc.) drew their inspiration from a town in southeastern Sicily where Barbarian lions preside over the balcony facades. The restaurant emblem – a lion – was a no-brainer. At the range is a young French chef by the name of Patrick Charvet, who learned the ropes with some of the finest – Guy Martin, Jean François Rouquette and Pierre Gagnaire – and has garnered experience in a number of foreign countries. He draws inspiration from his travels to concoct Italian and Moroccan dishes such as a burratta pugliese, a grilled tuna with eggplant stewed in tomato sauce, or a couscous di pesce. He sees cooking as an art: “It is vital for me to know and understand how cooking is done elsewhere, the techniques of elsewhere, the flavors of elsewhere… like a painter.” For the decor, the Moma Group called upon renowned designer Laura Gonzales to create a chic Mediterranean brasserie without losing the Art Deco spirit of the place. Just steps from Avenue Hoche, Noto is sure to appeal to music and food lovers alike. Two prix-fixe lunch menus at €37 and €45 with three courses and coffee, and one dinner menu at €75.

Noon to 2:30pm and 7pm to 11:30pm
Closed Saturday lunch and Sunday
Average price : €70 
Summer holidays: August 4 to 25

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Noto

252 bis rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, 75008, Paris Phone : +33 1 86 95 96 60 www.noto-paris.com
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By David Richard & Manuel Mariani. Pictures: D.Delmas & Alban Couturier. - Published the

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