Pages Restaurant, Paris
Pages Restaurant is a tiny restaurant in the 16th that has a prix fixe menu with roughly 8 or 9 dishes. The meal is actually simple, flavorful and elegant. Sometimes we walk away thinking we can barely move but I did not feel this here. The service is great and we definitely felt lucky to be there. The Japanese chef reigns from a handful of top restaurants in Paris so his menu is unique.
These are at the table when we sat down. A mixture of crispy vegetable chips.
Each seat had these beautiful plates in front of them.
First thing out are puffed rice with a langoustine cream. Really good almost like a crispy chip.
This warm rock has something that tastes like a potato chip and a dollop of kale cream that keeps the piece attached.
On the side is a spoon of bonito tartare that is smoked in hay.
This was the beginnings of the meal. An intense vegetable broth filled with a chopped veal ravioli and thin slices of Kobi beef on the side. This broth was really incredible.
Japanese charcoal crusted foie gras over a sweet onion cream. This was insane. I should have taken a picture of the foie gras inside.
I loved the simplicity of this. One large asparagus from supposedly the best asparagus grower in France. Along side is a sabayon with a slight cheese flavor and pieces of crispy jambon. Very modern dish.
Roasted turbot with razor clams and a citrus flavored sauce.
A mixture of Wagu and 30 day German aged beef.
Dessert was next. This tasted a bit like a pina colada. Not my fave. Pineapple ice.
Panna cotta steeped with tea.
Chocolate sorbet set inside a wrapped pastry covered with a wild meadow flower sweet cream.
This is a small dish of sorrel sorbet on the side to end.
Somehow we did see chocolates make there way around the rooms but we were the last table standing and perhaps they ran out. We could have used a few chocolates to end the meal. This is my last photo of this beautiful fridge that sit proudly in the room.
All and all and incredible week in Paris regardless of the rain. Good food, great art, amazing friends. Kind of hit all the high notes.