Our first encounter with Jean-Louis Nomicos dates back more than twenty years, when he ran the kitchen of a chic restaurant in the Bois de Boulogne and concocted a remarkable macaroni with foie gras and truffles, a signature dish that still features on the menu of his two-star restaurant on Avenue Bugeaud. A talent that led Bernard Arnault to entrust him with the keys to his Fondation Louis Vuitton restaurant – the perfect way to attract Parisian and international jet-setters visiting the superb vessel of glass among the trees. The menu has nothing but beautiful, tasty dishes, like the flawlessly pan-fried prawns with crunchy vegetables, turmeric, pear and kale (€28), the remarkable turbot, sliced nice and thick and perfectly cooked to a pearly white, served with bok choy, wakame and ginger confit (€35), and last but not least the exquisite thin-crust lemon tart (€14). Come sunny weather, we will happily move from the monumental dining room decorated with colorful hanging fish lamps and settle onto the superb terrace with seating for 40 that opens onto the wood with a view of the Jardin d’Acclimatation.
Noon to 4pm • 7pm to 10pm Friday and Saturday.
Wednesday and Thursday, dinner uppon reservation • Closed Tuesday •
Average price: €60