NileGuide Expert Says:
A restaurant that is part of the history of Paris with a Michelin-starred chef, Guy Martin, at the helm
17 rue de Beaujolais
750001 Paris, France
+33 (0)1 42 96 56 27
NileGuide Expert tip:
Lunch is especially good value for such high-class cuisine
One of the grandest of the grand restaurants of Paris, this 18th-century room overlooking the gardens of the Palais-Royal has witnessed the artistic, political and literary intrigues of Paris for more than two centuries. It has been the domain of the renowned Guy Martin for about a decade now. He likes to call himself a boy from Savoy, and the spicy notes of this independent mountain region - saffron threads, lemon peel or grains of paradise – show up in his cooking. He says: "You have to know how to make recipes travel: why not add a little Maghreb lemon to the blanquette?" So ris de veau comes with four spices and a roast fillet of lamb is punched up with Collioure anchovy. Though of course seasonal certain classics, such as the ravioli of foie gras with a truffle cream emulsion, stay on the menu year-round.