Paris est très délicieux

Pardon the recent blogging hiatus, but I’ve been playing tour guide with ma famille so brace yourself for a series of food adventures, beginning with Paris. Olala, j’adore Pair-EE.


mes parents

Despite a day’s delay due to flight complications, my parents landed safely in Paris. To celebrate, we had lunch one of my all-time international favorites, L’Atelier de Jöel Robuchon.

Palourde et artichaut

I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again. Robuchon is a reliable bet in NYC or Paris and based on friends’ dining experiences, I can assume the same for his other locations (Tokyo, Taiwan, et plus).

le meilleur: caille et pommes de terre avec truffes

Musical plates is a great way to enjoy the most of the restaurant’s menu. I’m very fortunate to have my patient and willing family (aka dining compatriots).

Turbot et girolles

Robuchon is a must try (and a restaurant actually open on Sundays in Paris, a rare occasion!). Fresh market produce (heirloom tomates a favorite), subtle international saveurs, and precisely executed fare. The man knows how to run his shops. L’atelier is always a delight and certainly a restaurant to model. Robuchon is amongst the impressive empires (i.e. Alain Ducasse, Pierre Gagnaire, etc.) of la monde I’d like to model my business after. Olala. I do believe one of the tricks to running such successful Michelin restaurants internationally is his employment of Japanese executive chefs. Intéressante.

So save up and indulge at a Robuchon. We all should.

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