In the bustling SoPi district, just a stone’s throw from Montholon Square, head to the Maison Mère Hotel, for one of our favourite places of the moment: the Nectar restaurant. Designed by Alexandre Danan, who also designed the hotel, the Nectar setting invites you to chill with friends or as a duo, with its velvet back chairs, comfortable benches, its marble tables and red neon lights give the room a subdued atmosphere. Nectar’s other asset is also, and above all, his chef Aurélien Lasjuilliarias, trained at Georges V and Marc Veyrat before continuing his career at Les Résidents or Tadam. This young cook expresses his talent through a menu that is free of the usual trilogy starter-dish-dessert. He classifies his beautiful plates to share under simple headings – Vegetable, Earth, Sea, Final Touch – and charged with the greatest wisdom. It is up to you to decide the number and the order. We enjoyed an original celery carbonara, scamorza and candied egg yolk (€12), generous snacked scallops (perfectly pearly), bard butter and bergamot (€15), a delicate braised veal cromesquis, marrow and black garlic (€12), a perfect roasted quail, Smoked black rice and ketchup beetroot-hibiscus (€15) and finally, a Autour du Lait with yeast sorbet and yogurt leaf (€10), dessert that could almost appear on the menu of a star-studded table. Ideal, the Chef’s Sharing Table menu (€54 per person) scrolls through a selection of plates chosen by the chef. Beautiful signature cocktail menu (€10 to €16) designed by chef barman Marvin Landro. Live jazz on Thursday evening. Menus at €19 and €24 at lunch.