CHEF SAFARI As a fourth-generation chef, Hélène Darroze is all too aware that food is an opportunity to bring people pleasure. With this in mind, she takes us on an epicurean adventure of her favourite spots in Paris that guarantee a feast for the senses.
PHOTOGRAPHS: NICOLAS-LOBBESTAEL; NICOLAS BUISSON
ASTRANCE “For a true gastronomic experience I go to Pascal Barbot’s three-Michelin-starred restaurant, Astrance. The setting is small – 25 seats – and intimate, and the food is as good as it gets: they only serve the freshest ingredients that arrive to the restaurant that day. Barbot’s cooking methods and ideas are all inspired by his travels, and his menu takes you on a true culinary journey.” 4 Rue Beethoven, 75016 Paris astrancerestaurant.com
CLOVER GRILL “Jean-François Piège is not just a superb chef, but also a brilliant restaurateur. I love all his restaurants. Clover Grill is a restaurant that truly serves good, honest and uncomplicated food of great quality. It’s exactly what you look for in a grill restaurant.” 6 Rue Bailleul, 75001 Paris clover-grill.com
CLOCKWISE FROM ABOVELEFT Hélène Darroze of Clover Grill restaurant and Jòia.
JÒIA “Jòia is my new home away from home. We opened the restaurant at the end of 2018, and I am very proud of what we have accomplished with the team. Jòia, in the dialect of the Béarn region of southwestern France, means ‘joyous’, and that is how I want guests to feel like when they visit. »
YEN “In my opinion, Yen is Paris’s best soba-noodle bar. I’m often here with my girls, which means I have sampled most of the menu, and it never ceases to impress me. The decor is minimalist with a relaxed atmosphere and a really welcoming team of staff. They have also just opened a restaurant in London that I hope to try soon, too.” 22 Rue Saint-Benoît, 75006 Paris yen-paris.fr 41