Fine dining

Le Sergent Recruteur

The talented Alain Pégouret, one of Robuchon’s most brilliant disciples, has recently taken the reigns of Le Sergent Recruteur and just got his first star awarded by the 2020 Michelin guide. The new master of the house retained the lovely retro-modern decor by Spanish designer Jaime Hayon, with stone walls, white wood ceiling, a marble counter and a kitchen open onto the dining room. The menu by Pégouret, on the other hand, has been given a new lease of life. Noble and seasonal ingredients, cooked to perfection, creative but flawless plating: a winning trio that we thoroughly enjoyed, with the seared girolle mushrooms, herb lasagna, runny egg yolk and Parmesan onion crumble (€35), the veal sweet breads with basil (perfectly browned), salad of tetragon and girolle mushrooms and lightly seared poivrade artichokes (€58), or the tender Culoiselle chicken roasted with black garlic under the skin, grilled celtuce and fiddleheads and cream of pungent herbs (€38). We were equally delighted by the desserts, like the refreshing peaches and almonds in crispy shiso petals (€18), or the chocolate in a ginger infusion with cocoa and lime sorbet served beneath a veil of gold leaf (€22). The dining room service by the exclusively female team is cozy and attentive. We predict this location will soon join the list of starred restaurants in Paris. Flawless prix-fixe lunch menu at €39 (2 courses) and €49 (3 courses). Five-course Instant de Saison menu at €85 (€135 with food and wine pairing). Seven-course Horizon menu at €139 (€179 with food and wine pairing).

12:30pm to 2pm. 7:30pm to 10:30pm
Closed Sunday and Monday
Average price: €95

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Le Sergent Recruteur

41, rue Saint-Louis en l’Île, 75004, Paris Phone : 01 43 54 75 42 www.lesergentrecruteur.fr
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By David Richard and Manuel Mariani. Pictures : Romain Zarka - Published the

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