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Price: Expensive

Reviewed By

Sue Dyson and Roger McShane
Phone Number: +33 1 45 51 47 33
Address: 84 Rue de Varenne
Paris, 75007
Country: France
Food Style: French

Arpege is a super-cool establishment run by chef Alain Passard with an army of waiters that fill all of the available space, but somehow manage to provide slick and skilful service at the same time. Some absolutely wonderful dishes and others that are on the edge.
We recently had one of the best meals of our lives at this Parisian establishment (February 2015). The food was sensational, and all the more enjoyable for being centered around vegetables as the heroes rather than protein.
Alain Passard seems to get more enthusiastic about cooking as he gets older. The dishes that he had recently designed that we were served were exceptional. One tip - if you go here, order the degustation rather than ordering from the a la carte menu. That way you will experience the freshest of produce brought in daily from his two farms.
We returned in February 2016 for another experience and, once again, the food was exciting, interesting and packed with flavour, confirming our view that this is one of the best high-end restaurants in France. Within a cavalcade of dishes we got to sample again the famous Arpege egg dish and a wonderful oyster veloute as well as an exceptional parsnip purée with an emulsion of celeriac, sage and onion topped with a sauce of hazelnut and praline.



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