L’Arpège

7 hour roasted pork
7 hour roasted pork

When someone asks me about my fine dining recommendations in Paris, lunch at L’Arpège is always on the top of my list. Alain Passard is the pioneer of ditching proteins and putting humble, sometimes forgotten vegetables in the center of the plate. What many forget, that before reinventing himself as a master of vegetables, Alain Passard was a master of roasting. So if you take the tasting lunch menu you will not only have a chance to taste an array of Passard’s classical or new vegetable dishes, but also the “roast of the day”, which can be anything from perfect sole fish, chicken or this 7 hour roasted pork with crispy skin pictured above. L’Arpège lunch menu comes at 145 euros, quite a bargain considering that its dinner tasting menu costs 380 euros or, that some 3 Michelin stars restaurants in Paris charge this amount for just one dish!

L’Arpège: 84 Rue de Varenne, 75007 Paris, France; tel. +33 1 47 05 09 06

Vegetables ravioli
Vegetables ravioli
Vegetables sushi
White beetroot and radish sushi with geranium oil
Parsnip mousse, carrot, radish
Parsnip mousse, carrot, radish
Scallop ceviche
Scallop ceviche
Gratinated onions with hazelnuts
Gratinated onions with hazelnuts
Vegetarian couscous
Vegetarian couscous
Beetroot tartare
Beetroot tartare
Veal terrine with lemon and horseradish sauce
Veal terrine with lemon and horseradish sauce
One of the choice of the "roast of the day", whole baked salmon
One of the choice of the “roast of the day”, whole baked salmon
I went for pork...
I went for pork…
With some extra serving of skin ;)
With some extra serving of skin 😉
Millefeuille
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