La Dame de Pic: the queen of our hearts

La Dame de Pic: the queen of our hearts

This Parisian restaurant is a gastronomic ace, and its kitchen, open to the street, needs no cards hidden up its sleeve.

One of admittedly few female celebrity chefs, the three-starred Anne-Sophie Pic, is the grande dame of the Parisian restaurant scene. To create a menu combining flavours and aromas, Pic worked with perfumer Philippe Bousseton and the century-old perfume house, Takasago.

Among the thematic menus (A Winter's Tale, Floral Discovery, Aromatic Stroll), we love the special Gillardeau N°3 oyster, served with a consommé of onions and Colonnata bacon, and, for those who are watching their figure, beets with saffron emulsion, Yuzu lemon, and lovage. This restaurant has many strengths, including long tables d'hôte and a 49-euro lunch menu.

La Dame de Pic
20 rue du Louvre
75001 Paris

+33 (0)1 42 60 40 40

Menu: from 49 EUR