With each new fall comes its mercato of chefs and restaurants. This year, the talented chef Jean-François Piège left Thoumieux to open his Grand Restaurant just steps from the Élysée, his sights set on a third Michelin star. To fill his position, Thierry Costes called upon Sylvestre Wahid, a highly skilled chef with two stars to his name from the Oustau de Baumanière, which promises sunny days ahead for this distinguished restaurant. The setting was sumptuously revamped over the summer by interior designer India Mahdavi in a chic register of soft green tones, dotted with green plants to give the glass-roofed dining room a winter garden feel. With each sitting, some twenty guests have the pleasure of discovering Sylvestre Wahid’s cuisine, and even watching the chef put the finishing touches on each dish in his open kitchen at the entrance to the restaurant. No menu to speak of, but two prix-fixe options to pick and choose from and compose your own meal, as well as the deluxe Signatures menu that we decided to try. It was the day after the grand opening, and every thing was already smooth sailing! We absolutely loved the delicate line-caught sea bass perfectly steamed with seaweed and served with fried shrimp, sea lettuce and Swiss chard, the mouthwatering roasted glazed pigeon and its salmis sauce, as well as the original lemon tart soufflé with premium chocolate… just a few of the six Signatures selections. A new addition to Paris dining at its finest. Tasting menu at €120, €175 and €250. Lunchtime menu at €75.
From noon to 2pm Thursday and Friday From 7pm to 10:30pm Tuesday to Saturday Average price: €170