L’Arome restaurant in Paris
The l’Arome restaurant in Paris offers refined gourmet cuisine and is also one of the Michellin starred restaurants in Paris that is located in the heart of the Triangle d’Or area of Paris close to the famous Avenue des Champs Elysees.
This restaurant was the creation of Eric Martins who has trained with many of the best chefs and at many of the great places in Paris such as the Lucas Carton and his vision was not only to provide exceptional French cuisine that would be expertly paired with selected wines, but also to provide an atmosphere of warmth and comfort, as though you would be dining at home.
L’Arome first opened its doors in 2006 with Eric Martins heading the kitchen staff and then he handed over to the very competent Thomas Boullault who had previously worked with Eric, so that the strive for excellence could continue, which meant that this restaurant gained is first Michelin star in 2009.
And with the competence and knowledge of the Sommelier Renauld Laurent, the wine list was completely revamped to include Grand Cru wines and other smaller labels that pair perfectly with each dish available on the menu, and this addition to the staff, has just made the l’Arome an even more perfect location for a gourmet meal and evening out.
The décor at L’Arome is also refined, warm and elegant, with beautiful architecture, high ceilings and alcoves that is accentuated further by the Murano glass lighting and the furinishings that offer a contemporary yet comfortable atmosphere.
When it comes to the kitchen, this was designed by the Maleyran company and has an open view to the dining room, plus even some of the wine cellars can also be seen from the dining area, and both of these elements enhance the whole experience of your meal through interaction and continuity.
French cuisine at L’Arome restaurant in Paris
There are set menus available for lunch and dinner and they range from an appetiser and main course for €31 up to around €82 as of 2012.
However, there are also tasting menus available and these are served to all guests on the table, yet these will change not just by the season, but very often weekly or less, depending upon what fresh produce is available. The discovery menus range in price and a four course not including cheese is €98, another with a matching glass of wine for each course is €158 per person as of 2012.
There is also a six course discovery menu with cheese including that is available of an evening up until 9.45pm and this is €119, or for the ultimate in indulgence and luxury you could opt for large discovery menu that has a selected glass of wine paired with each course and this is a cost of €189 per person.
Just some of the delights that you could experience include swordfish tartar with citrus fruit, beetroot and oyster leaves or green asparagus with wild mushrooms and shellfish. Another couple of dishes could be scrambled eggs with black truffle, angel hair celery and white balsamico or rosted milk fed lamb with aromatic herbs, sauted shell beans, goats cheese from the Corsica region with candied lemon, black olive juice and argan oil.
Plus there is also the famous duck Foie Gras confit that combines with lemon vanilla marmalade, dates and warm toast, yet perhaps you would like calamari with zucchini, lobster oil and peanuts or lobster from the Brittany region with avocados and mango passion dressing sound tempting. But for those of you that like meat, you could opt for Black Angus beef with potatoes, mousseline and bordelaise with cranberries, maybe young pigeon and seared Foie Gras with beets, Mexican tarragon and xeres juice or wild pig from Spain with potatoes, salt flower from Maldon and barbecue sauce with liquorice.
Now those are just some of the dishes that you may be able to experience that truly get all of your main senses awakened, especially with the fabulous presentation that is combined with the different flavours and textures. Yet there is the impressive cheese board selection and of course the desserts like the warm rum baba, mango and passion fruits with vanilla Chantilly cream.
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This Michelin starred restaurant in Paris is open for lunch on a Monday to Friday from 12 noon through to 2pm and dinner is available from 7.30pm through to 10pm on the same days, however, it is closed on a Saturday and Sunday.
Reservations are required for all meals, but can often be booked that day by email or telephone, although it is wise to book in advance, and for groups of seven or more people, then reservations are required to be made in advance by telephone.
Now as well as the main dining room, L’Arome also has a private salon with its own bar and wine cellar that can be booked for private lunches and dinners, special occasions and parties and this can accommodate up to ten people.
Located in the 8th Arrondissement of Paris close to the Champs Elysees, the nearest Metro stations to this gourmet restaurant in Paris is the Saint-Philippe du Roule on line 9 or the Miromesnil stop on line 13.
But if you have your own transport with you whilst you are on holiday in Paris, then the nearest place for parking is Berry-Haussmann, however, there is also a valet parking service available of an evening.