Nestled in an elegant neighbourhood in the 8th district of Paris, Le Clarence is a gastronomic gem that has managed to bag two prestigious Michelin stars. This historic location, which is perfect for both lunch and dinner affairs, boasts a Gault & Millau rating of three toques, affirming its culinary supremacy in the city.
Upon entering, guests are enveloped in opulence reminiscent of quintessential Parisian chic. The meticulous decoration of this grand 19th-century mansion reverberates with a warm and inviting ambience. With tables immaculately set under ornate chandeliers, the overall atmosphere is nothing short of splendid.
At the helm of this gastronomic journey is the talented Chef Christophe Pelé. Renowned for his creative prowess, Pelé’s dynamic culinary repertoire includes stints at Ledoyen, Lasserre, Pierre Gagnaire, and Le Bristol. His personal style of cooking, influenced by his experiences and travels, manifests in an innovative menu that constantly surprises and delights.
Le Clarence's menu, offered in a surprising blind format, showcases the chef's deft ability to blend land and sea. A dining experience here includes striking starters like the Gillardeau with pig's ear and Alba truffles and bold mains such as the ikejime red tuna with creamy pistachio and fried kale. The dedicated sommelier ensures a seamless pairing of each course with exceptional wines from a carefully curated list. While the cost does reflect the exquisite nature of the meal, it is highly recommended to make a booking to savour the decadent offerings, including the very sought-after raspberry and cassis sorbet dessert.
About Florence Consul
Editor of Experiences Luxe since 2015, I love discovering new exclusive and authentic experiences all over the world. I left my home country (France) 6 years ago to become a global citizen, traveling 365 days out of the year. I am a foodie person and I make a point of tasting local specialities.