Le Clarence: a culinary gem inside Paris’ historic Golden Triangle

by Editorial Team

There are eating places that promise one thing greater than scrumptious meals and wine – locations that supply the prospect to step into one other world. Le Clarence in Paris is one such place; one the place the best French meals and wine could be savoured in a rare setting that’s like discovering an opulent personal residence from a bygone period.

Sit at Le Clarence at The Lodge Dillon

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Le Clarence is situated at 31 avenue Franklin D Roosevelt, within the eighth arrondissement and on the coronary heart of the Golden Triangle – an excellent part of Paris (delineated by avenue Montaigne, avenue George V and avenue des Champs-Elysées) that’s thought-about the very cradle of French luxurious.

This 12 months is ready to usher in a brand new period for the realm, bringing the extremely anticipated reopening of Paris’ historic exhibition and occasion corridor, the Grand Palais, in time for the Paris 2024 Olympic Video games (the area will host the fencing and taekwondo occasions.)

Aerial view of dining table and red chairs at Le Clarence, Paris

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Le Clarence is ready inside an 1884 mansion constructed by architect Henri Father or mother, now house to The Lodge Dillon, which opened in 2015, together with the restaurant, after a restoration by expert craftsmen, below the supervision of its proprietor HRH Prince Robert of Luxembourg. The latter wished to breed in Paris the distinctive ambiance of his Château Haut-Brion, in Bordeaux. 

The temper at The Lodge Dillon is certainly one of refined opulence. The mansion’s grand areas characteristic wooden panelling, interval work, tapestries, and wealthy, jewel-hued furnishings that set an intimate, seductive scene.

Light wood-lined wine shop inside Le Clarence, Paris

The restaurant’s La Cave du Château wine store

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Le Clarence options personal eating and assembly rooms, a luxurious salon, and a chic bar reserved for restaurant company. There may be additionally an distinctive wine store on the bottom ground – La Cave du Château, which presents vintages from the vineyards of Domaine Clarence Dillon, in addition to an expertly curated number of the best grand crus and spirits produced in France. This extraordinary wine store showcases the range and the formidable complexity of French wine-growing terroirs.

Dessert on white plate at Le Clarence restaurant, Paris

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Head chef Christophe Pelé earned Le Clarence two Michelin stars only a 12 months after its opening, and the restaurant is a reminder why completely executed French delicacies is internationally revered. The culinary philosophy at Le Clarence is to ‘domesticate custom, whereas persevering with to innovate’.

Pelé maintains a deep respect for the basic disciplines of French cooking, while continually exploring new flavours and methods to excite the palate. He seeks out and attracts inspiration from the very best artisan producers, taking a resolutely trendy method with the best seasonal substances. Pelé creates beautiful, exact and completely balanced dishes, and fittingly for a restaurant that boasts one of many most interesting wine lists on the planet, he’s adept on the intricate artwork of pairing wine with meals.

Opulent dining room seen through open door at Le Clarence restaurant, Paris

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Lately appointed restaurant supervisor Charles Weylan works in concord with Pelé to current an unforgettable expertise the place excellent, up to date meals and wine are served in stunning environment, and completely choreographed service strikes a steadiness between heat and formal. There are delicate prospers of culinary theatre, the place silver domes are lifted to disclose dishes, and completely roasted meat is introduced on a chariot (a carving trolley) and expertly sliced on the desk.

As you may think, the arrival of the cheese trolley is an occasion in itself, and you might select from an astonishing choice, earlier than retiring to the salon and considering views of the Grand Palais over dessert and a digestif.

Laid table at Le Clarence, Paris

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Illuminated exterior of the Hotel Dillon, Paris, at night

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