One of my most anticipated meals was lunch at Paris’ hottest restaurant, David Toutain. Toutain had trained in many famous kitchens and had made a name for himself at Agapé Substance. In 2013, Toutain opened his eponymous restaurant and has already earned one Michelin star.
The dining area is bright and airy, with a modern yet earthy decor..
I got seated upstairs beside a bookshelf filled with biographies and cookbooks of famous chefs. Throughout the meal, I read David Toutain’s book to learn about how he came about with opening his own restaurant. I felt like all meals should be accompanied by the chef’s autobiography!
the menu….. I picked the lunch menu at 45 euros..
Toutain’s own bottled water….
amuse-bouche: crispy tube made of beetroot and stuffed with beetroot cream… very interesting… I took one bite of the crispy outside layer and out bursted the smoky beetroot cream… I wonder how they make this….
another amuse-bouche duo….
Poached egg ,onion, lemon verbena…. very light dish, both in flavour and texture-wise… reminds me of spring time…
Lemon verbena sponge cake…. to pair with the egg.. this was also very light..
bread… very interesting presentation…. it feels very nature-y…
White asparagus with Lemon and Parmesan sauce….. Because there’s so many different flavours in this dish, it feels like you’re eating more than just 2 asparagus. Cod with Macadamia nuts, potato and leek, beans, onions , mint……. it looks a bit bland but surprising wasn’t…. and the cod was extremely tender…
White chocolate, cauliflower, coconut ice-cream…. this was soooooooo good… very rich, creamy, refreshing… and healthy too (cauliflower!).. there is a slight cauliflower taste mixed with coconut… very inventive!
Citron tart with meringue and marjoram ice-cream…. the plating is so interesting….a modern take on the classic citron tart….
petit four.. there’s a piece of chocolate in the “soil”…. I actually dug around looking for more chocolate.. but sadly no..
how fitting… I saw this on their chalkboard when leaving.. The phrase, which means I’m hungry, is also a phrase on my blog!
FAIM? OUI OUI!!