A beautiful, small restaurant located in the Grand Hotel du Palais Royal in Paris. A pretty room complimented by lots of mirrors and a wall of windows looking into a garden. There are only about 10 tables and they are nicely spaced to give you space but not isolation. They also employed a female as one of the head waiters which is too often a rarity.
They did not receive the Michelin star this year but if any place is trying, they are. The hotel manager came out to greet us and thank us for being there as did the chef. All the staff could not have treated us more warmly or made us feel more welcome.
As to the food – it is scrumptious! They started everyone with a tray of 4 amuse bouche and not one was a throwaway. A range of intense tastes and textures set the tone for the meal to come. This was followed by a terrific creamy fish soup. From there you can order a la carte or from the 2 or 3 course lunch menu (third course is dessert). It sounded great and so we had one of each of the 2 options offered. Our table had excellent light and so it’s easy to see how beautiful the food was. My chicken was juicy and complimented by the foie gras layer surrounded by an amazing sauce. I loved the risotto made with chopped celery as opposed to rice. The marrow toast that went with my husband’s scallops was to die for. I would not have thought of truffles for dessert but they were fabulous and yielded a much stronger taste throughout the plate than on hot food. The balls were filled with heavenly custard. I could go on and on but the photos say it best. This was a real winner!