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A guide to Michelin star restaurants in Paris

 

Experience the crème de la crème of Michelin star restaurants in Paris.

Few cities elicit the same passion for food that Paris does. The French capital is a gastro heavyweight, with a world-class reputation for delivering a melange of flavours.

Eating out is one of the greatest pleasures while visiting the City of Love and if you’re in the market for a fine dining experience, there’s no better place to do it. There are more than 100 Michelin star restaurants in Paris hidden within the depths of the arrondissements, showcasing the capital’s devotion to food in its greatest form.

If you’re thinking of dining at an award-winning eatery, dive straight into our guide to Michelin star restaurants in Paris.

Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée

Make a pilgrimage to this three-Michelin star restaurant in Paris inside the Plaza Athénée. Focused on fish, vegetables and cereals, the menu here is truly outstanding, helping Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée score a spot on the list of the top 50 restaurants in the world.

No attention to detail is missed. It all starts with locally-sourced produce that’s seasonal and in tune with nature. Expect dishes such as Sanary-sur-Mer octopus with barbecue-grilled beetroots and Brittany langoustines served with golden caviar.

The décor in this legendary restaurant is just as lavish as the food. Swarovski-embellished chandeliers glisten, oak wood tables are unadorned and polished steel bells gleam.

Le Cinq

A trio of Michelin stars have been awarded to Le Cinq by Christian Le Squer, housed within the Four Seasons George V Hotel. Evoking the flamboyant style of a château, the dining room is a vision of gold and grey.

Sit down among towering floral arrangements for the nine-course tasting menu. It features a range of mouth-watering morsels, from roasted venison with charcoal to marinated scallops with frosted sea urchin. Eager to pair your food with wine? The cellar at this famous restaurant boasts nearly 50,000 bottles, with vintage labels from around the world.

Guy Savoy

Nestled on the banks of the River Seine, Guy Savoy boasts three Michelin stars. Six dining rooms decorated in dark hues create the plush setting, with light streaming in from the high windows.

Choose from the à la carte menu or go all out with the 12-course set menu focused on delivering colours, textures and flavours. Sweet-spiced marinated duck, black truffle artichoke soup and oven-baked John Dory are among the decadent line-up.

Epicure

At the helm of Eric Frechon, Epicure in Le Bristol Paris Hotel is another three-star restaurant to add to your must-try list. Take a seat in the bright airy dining room overlooking lush gardens and you’ll be surrounded by floral curtains, white tablecloths and polished marble flooring.

This elegant eatery delivers classic French cuisine in exquisite fashion. Feast on truffle-stuffed macaroni, venison with roasted juniper berries and langoustines with lemon, washed down with wine as recommended by the expert sommelier.

L’Arpège

With three Michelin stars to its name, this acclaimed eatery run by renowned chef Alain Passard sits among the world’s top 10 best restaurants. It first opened its doors in 1986 and has retained its trio of stars since 1996.

The veggie-centric menu is ever-changing but there are a handful of Passard’s signature dishes to look out for. The ‘L’Arpège egg’ is his most famous – poached with chives, topped with sherry vinegar-infused crème fraiche and finished with maple syrup and sea salt.

Posted: 27th Dec 2018.

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