AN ESSENTIAL TABLE IN PARIS
Off to a sojourn to the City of Lights? Call ahead for a table in the one restaurant your Parisian travels shouldn’t be without.
Being in fashion, I find myself fleeting from restaurant to restaurant, between cuisines, old and new. The sense of continual renewal is a fuel that feeds the essence of my business. Truth be told, nothing satisfies my gustatory appetites more than memories of a fine meal and good company. Some places have sensory effects built in. For restaurants, my fix would be Le Grand Véfour at the Palais-royal in Paris; an experience that one must at least do once until it becomes an annual ritual, an exercise of good taste, civility and also conviviality. The cuisine is as French as it gets, interpreted very close to its original state, like the pressed duck that one can only find at Le Grand Véfour. As it goes, the truths we believe are those that define us. One foot in the future and one foot in the past: that’s where I find my balance. grand-vefour.com