Chef Alain Passard’s world-renowned L’Arpège restaurant is set within a beautiful orange-and-white pear-wood dining room, where the master chef presents what he describes as “la cuisine legumiere” - however don't expect simple vegetarian cuisine. The 3 Michelin starred L'Arpege has been creating Paris’ finest haute cuisine for almost 25 years. In 2002, chef Passard developed his own strictly organic garden to create a constant supply of perfect ingredients grown to exacting specifications for his kitchen, and several years ago the chef moved away from red meat to focus almost exclusively on game, seafood and vegetables. Expect delicacies such as heirloom Haut-Maine chicken with cabbage, squash blossoms, and baby root vegetables; couscous of vegetables and shellfish; yellow Jura wine-braised lobster; and pigeon roasted with almonds and honey-flavored mead. Passard’s signature dessert, a tomato roasted with twelve spices (which has been on the menu since 1986) is also another highlight. If the nearly €400 dinner menu (without wine) stretches beyond your budget, opt for the fractionally lower priced multiple-course lunchtime menu. Expect appropriately impeccable service and an expertly curated wine list to match. Advance reservations essential.
Photographers - Virginie Klecka, Bernhard Winkelmann, Philippe Vaures