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Through mid- 2013, pastry wizard Philippe Conticini of La Pâtisserie des Rêves shows his savory skills during his guest-chef turn at classical-music hall Salle Pleyel. He cooks Asian-inflected dishes like salmon with curry jus.
Italian fashion designer Carmen Ragosta grew up with an acclaimed Neapolitan pastry-chef father and a mother who was an exquisite cook. She has carried on the legacy by installing tables right next to the racks of handmade clothing at her boutique. In a tiny kitchen at the back, she creates vegetarian dishes for lunch and the occasional dinner (call ahead), like risotto with strawberries, spinach or mushrooms, and tiramisu flavored with lemon or roses. “I feel the moment and make a dish, never the same twice,” she says.
Like their mentors Inaki Aizpitarte (Le Chateaubriand) and Giovanni Passerini (Rino), who installed their bistros in the outer arrondissements, chefs Michael Greenwold and Simone Tondo opened this ambitious spot in working-class Ménilmontant. Each dish on their prix fixe menu reads like a shopping list—potatoes, clams, onions, bread crumbs—but is fully realized: Clams are served with smoky potatoes and buttery bread crumbs.
New York City-born Juan Sanchez owns four wildly popular businesses in Saint-Germain, including this bright new bistro. From the stainless steel open kitchen, chef Eric Trochon sends out grilled shiitake with sesame oil, skate and creamy veal stew.
American-born owners Braden Perkins and Laura Adrian used to run the popular underground supper club Hidden Kitchen, which they have now turned into a legitimate restaurant. Upstairs, Perkins cooks market-driven dishes like duck with orange, rye and mustard greens, and downstairs there is a tiny vaulted bar.
For her first restaurant in Paris (its name is a play on the Queen of Spades), Anne-Sophie Pic, France’s only female three-Michelin-starred chef, worked with perfumer Philippe Bousseton of Takasago to compose scent-inspired menus: The sea-and-flowers menu includes oysters with jasmine.
The noise and crowds at Stéphane Jégo’s trendy restaurant L’Ami Jean often overwhelmed his genius cooking. Now, the chef creates a more tranquil space at dinnertime by removing some of the tables and setting those that remain with linens. He serves suave dishes like line-caught tuna with daikon.
One of Paris’s most famous chefs, Yannick Alléno, is now cooking at this casual locavore bistro in the Latin Quarter.
Chef Akihiro Horikoshi, of the Michelin-three-starred L’Ambroisie, cooks simple but transcendent seafood at his new spot. 49 rue Vaneau, 7th arrondissement; 011-33-1-45-44-43-48.