Friday, February 23, 2007

Le Saut du Loup (Musée des Arts Déco)

Recently opened, Le Saut du Loup (name refering to an architectural term for a transparency separating an interior from an exterior, although maintaining a harmony between the two - ie, the restaurant and the Tuilleries gardens) , is the hottest museum restaurant in Paris. The chef, Pascal Bernier, cut his teeth at Lasserre, the formely one-star Clovis , and then worked as a consultant for the likes of the Atelier de Renault. The upper dining room is by far the best place to eat, with lots of black, white and reflective and transparent surfaces. The cuisine is in the traditional/modern vein, and although a little pricey, was worth it for an interesting lunch.

Amuse bouche of crème de topinambour (cream of Jerusalem artichokes)

Small red peppers, stuffed with tuna fillet and parmesan cheese

Crème de carrot avec "mouillette" de cumin (Carrot cream soup with cumin dipping breadstick

Pasta with ham and parmesan cream sauce

Coquilles Saint Jacques with Lentilles

Excellent "cornet" de frites

"Plaisir intense", mango and cocont ice cream with whipped cream and raspberry coulis

and funky square toilets....!

Le Saut du Loup
107, rue de Rivoli Paris 1er
Telephone: + 33 1 42 25 49 55