Chi Wah Chan from Hong Kong and French Adeline Grattard, husband and wife. Respectively maître/ tea sommelier and chef, have opened Yam'Tcha in 2009 in the Les Halles area, in Paris. It’s so successful you need to reserve long in advance (photo from Pinterest)
Paris is one of those cities I never grow tired of visiting. Two days in the Ville Lumière are enough to fill me with ideas, beauty, stimuli, relax. Artworks, exhibitions, palaces to visit, walks, but most of all (how could one do with out them) visits to restaurants, this time Frenchie, Issé, Des idées et des amis, though the unforgettable dinner was at chef Adeline Grattard’s, at restaurant Yam'tcha.
I met her here in Rome, and then I met her again in Lugano during a San Pellegrino dinner. I can perfectly remember the taste of the aubergines with duck, suspended between France and China, I was for quite some time uncertain about which profile of flavours I favoured. Being aware of the restaurant’s popularity, reopened after a lengthy renovation, I booked long in advance but unfortunately, when I arrived there was no record of the reservation. It was very full and the maître, though sorry, didn’t know where to seat me. I hadn’t told Adeline of my visit but when she saw me she came up to me with a big smile. In no time she made me sit in the old location of the Yam'Tcha, a tea room where her husband, tea “sommelier” Chi Wah Chan, is the host.
Scampi, bisque, scampi roe, white asparagus and mushrooms (photo by Bowerman)
CHEFS. Cristina Bowerman and Adeline Grattard
Rue St. Honoré, 121
Tasting menu only, 60 and 135 euros
Closed the entire day on Sundays and Mondays and at lunchtime on Tuesdays
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