Gastronomic Restaurant** Jean-François Piège – Only for the happy fews
This restaurant is the achievement of years of hardworking, and it is really worth trying it.
On entering the restaurant, you feel like being invited by the Chef himself since the decoration by Indira Madhavi is cosy, quiet and comfortable. There are only ten tables, the ambiance is thus like in a boudoir! The welcoming is very smiling: for sure, we’re going to have a good time.
The menu is made like the rules of a game, so to play by the rules, you have to choose one, two or three main ingredients between: noix de Saint-Jacques, lobster, coley, beef and poularde. Then, just let the Chef do! When the plates arrive, there are “mignardises” as starters, then the plates (1, 2 or 3 depending on the menu you chose and the number of ingredients), cheese and a dessert. It was exceptional, really! This is French cuisine! Don’t go there if you are looking for creativity, because Jean-François Piège gives again to his fabulous ingredients all their savors and their tastes. His French cuisine is excellent, and I hadn’t eaten this way for years! The main ingredient is simply accommodated, but here again, simple is the best way to enhance all the tastes of what is in the plate. We won’t tell you everything, otherwise, the surprise created by the “rules” won’t be full… But know that the cheese is marvelous, it is Vieux Comté, which is nearly melting in your mouth… And the bread you can eat with it is freshly baked and very tasty too. Finally, the dessert: a false apple pie presented like a dome made of crunchy apple, is filled with vanilla ice-cream…
In a word: go there! This restaurant is the idea of luxury one can have: a welcoming which is worth the one of a palace, the French cuisine which leads you to Heaven, a Chef who welcomes you “at home”… Don’t miss it!
We loved: the ambiance made by the soft colors and the few tables.
Top tip: the “surprise menu!”
Location: 79 rue Saint-Dominique, Paris 7th – 01 47 05 79 79.
Prices : menu at 75/90/115EUR/person, depending on the number of main ingredients you choose (1/2/3).