Published on February 23rd, 2009 | by Ozlem Avcioglu0
L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, Paris
Among all Joël Robuchon restaurants we like L’Atelier most, because it offers haute cuisine around a circular bar overlooking to an open kitchen with 36 seats. This allows you to follow the service, to watch the preparation of the dishes, and to compose your own meal according to your appetite, as the menu offers all the great classics to taste in small, tapas-style portions. The interior design has been created in such a fashion, leaving the focus solely on the food . The décor consist of the basic ingredients of Robuchon’s kitchen, with large glass jars accentuating the raw colors of fruits and vegetables.
The tasting menu is the best choice since the intensely flavored recipes work better in smaller portions. (A portion of sea urchin intricately fixed in lobster gelée, foie gras–stuffed quail, slices of Kobe beef, truffled mashed potatoes are some of the dishes) They all are heavenly tasty. A large choice of carefully selected very good wines are also available by the glass..
L’Atelier is very innovative and it is best to go there by yourself or as a couple to enjoy only the food…Also due to the way the restaurant is set out, it is not advisable to go with a party larger than four.
The only problem you will face is that tables can only be booked for 6:30 p.m. If you choose to dine later, odds are you’ll wind up waiting for an hour or more in the next bar..But it is worth the wait… in case you don’t have the access to the finest wine cellars of Hong Kong location, you know.
5, rue de Montalembert (corner of rue du Bac)
+ (33) 126.96.36.199.56