Le Pré Catelan - Michelin 3-Star Restaurant PARIS
With an impressive blend of ratings - including a sterling 4.6 from Google, a worthy 4.5 from TripAdvisor, three Michelin stars, and five toques from Gault & Millau, Le Pré Catelan clearly stands at the apex of Paris' dining scene. Nestled within the lush expanse of Bois de Boulogne, it provides a serene escape from the bustling city streets, making it a suitable destination for both a tranquil lunch and an intimate dinner. The neighbourhood offers an alluring mix of nature and gastronomic excellence, bestowing upon this establishment a distinctive charm.
Upon entering Le Pré Catelan, visitors are immediately immersed in a refreshing symphony of green, white, and silver hues, courtesy of renowned designer Pierre-Yves Rochon. The Napoleon III-era pavilion has been thoughtfully updated with modern design elements, setting the scene for an extraordinary dining experience. The ambience is complemented by an atmosphere that simultaneously invites relaxation and anticipation for the culinary wonders to come. From the impeccably laid tables to the unique decorations, every detail contributes to the establishment's sophisticated charm.
At the helm of this esteemed restaurant is Frédéric Anton, a Meilleur Ouvrier de France with a passion that remains undiminished. Under his leadership, Le Pré Catelan exhibits a unique culinary philosophy, a legacy passed down from legendary mentors including Joël Robuchon. Notably, Anton's unrivalled precision and rigour are reflected in every dish, elevating the dining experience to an art form. Together with his trusted right-hand man, Mehdi Sgard, the duo orchestrate a kitchen that is consistently harmonious, commanding, and innovative.
When it comes to food and drinks, Le Pré Catelan exhibits a creative array of dishes centred around select, high-quality ingredients. These exquisite offerings range from the tartelette d'oursin crème stracciatella with caviar to the brandade moelleuse de cabillaud, a stunning cod dish, and the tripes en paillasson with a creamy parmesan sauce. An incomparable selection of wines is carefully curated by an expert sommelier, providing the perfect accompaniment to each course. Additionally, booking in advance is advisable to fully enjoy the restaurant's extensive menu, including an array of memorable starters, mains, and desserts. To cap off the dining experience, the desserts created by award-winning pastry chef Max Martin add a sweet touch to an already sublime meal.
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.