Fodor's Expert Review Alléno Paris au Pavillon Ledoyen
Tucked away in a quiet garden across from the Petit Palais, Ledoyen—open since 1779—is a study in Empire-style elegance. Star chef Yannick Alléno injects the three-star dining room with a frisson of modernity by putting fresh farmhouse ingredients front and center in his €295, 10-course tasting extravaganza. This may seem de trop, but in Alléno's hands dishes like smoked eel soufflé with watercress coulis and candied onion, tender mussels with tart green apple and caviar, or artichoke-and-Parmesan gratin are rendered as light as a feather. The desserts are tiny masterpieces. For a purely Parisian splurge, the five-course €145 lunch menu is worth every cent.
1 av. Dutuit
Paris, Île-de-France 75008, France
- One of the most romantic settings in Paris
- Lots of cool history (Napoléon and Josephine met here)
- Langoustine tart with caviar