This is one of the many entrepreneurial statements by Alain Ducasse, considered by some to be the world's greatest chef -- or at least the most acclaimed. Originally launched in Paris, Spoon has traveled everywhere from London to the Riviera. At Byblos, the cuisine draws special inspiration from the food of Catalonia, Andalusia, and Morocco, and offers more than 300 wines from around the world. Background music ranges from hip-hop to the hits of the '70s. It's terribly fashionable, although you may grow a bit weary of its self-conscious sense of chic after an hour or two within its ultradesigned premises.
The restaurant opens onto a circular bar made of blue-tinted glass and polished stainless steel. The menu will have you salivating before you even take a bite. Dig into shrimp and squid consommé with a hint of jasmine and orange, or spicy king prawns on a skewer. Then try delectable lamb couscous or spit-roasted John Dory. You may top off a meal with the chef's favorite cheesecake or a slice of Neapolitan with the taste of strawberry, vanilla, and pistachio.
- © Frommer's 2013
Ask a local about Spoon Byblos
Ask St. Tropez Locals about Spoon Byblos
- Highly Recommended 2010
- tel: 04-94-56-68-20
- In the Hotel Byblos, av. Paul-Signac
- St. Tropez
- July-Aug daily 8pm-12:30am; mid-Apr to June and Sept to mid-Oct daily 8-11pm
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