Marc Favier and Aurélie Alary, partners in life and at work (Marc in the kitchen and Aurélie in the dining room), have opened this new restaurant in the former location of Versance, between the Grands Boulevards and Place de la Bourse. Thet got their first star in the Michelin Guide 2020. This two-story “Maison de Cuisine” gives guests an equally warm and generous welcome to the bistro-style eatery on the ground floor or the gourmet restaurant on the upper level – two separate spaces, but each steeped in the same cozy and sophisticated atmosphere. Nothing but beautiful, tasty dishes, which comes as no surprise since Marc Favier has worked with some of the greatest chefs, such as Pierre Augé, Jean-François Piège and Frédéric Anton, to name a few. We tested the bistro menu on our visit. The day’s prix-fixe menu featured a lovely fried egg/girolle mushrooms/lemon confit/roast meat juices (€12), followed by a very original poached veal chuck/ground bread crumbs-verbena/market-garden celery in a salt crust/veal pan juices (€24), and lastly a gorgeous roasted fig and almond sablé tart/fig leaf ice cream/nougatine chips with pine nuts (€12) by pastry chef Pierre Usandisanga. Delicious food at reasonable prices, lunch options at €28 or €36, and dinner options at €36 or €45, which makes us want to hurry back and try the gourmet cuisine on the upper floor.
Noon to 2pm and 7:30pm to 10:30pm Closed Saturday for lunch and Sunday Average price: €45