The first part of a story in which we explore the latest arrivals on the scene of the French capital. Starting from the new creation of chef Eric Frechon, already at the Bristol and Palais. It is called Lazare (tel. +33.01.44908080) and it’s a rather large and modern brasserie which has conquered the palates of the city’s gourmets in a short time
In France, which means in Paris, there are changes taking place. It is a slow process that has been going on for quite some time and does not affect only the so called interpreters of the celebrated bistronomie, that is to say the attentive disciples of Inaki Aizpitarte who have left the most original kitchens in Europe in order to try and follow their own creative way. Even the big names in French cuisine have begun an interesting journey that aims at offering new formats or at re-launching traditional cuisine with a more modern clientele.
Granted that we’re talking of Paris, a city that enjoys a substantial tourism flow all year round (and therefore with a client basin that is much wider and varied when compared to most European capitals) it is worth giving a few examples.
One of the dishes at Frechon’s Lazare: Saint-Jacques placed on a bed of rice au pistou
Escargot au gratin with tomato
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