Paris has a reputation for possessing some of the finest restaurants in the world. The tradition of extraordinary food is well-represented throughout all of France, but the City of Light is the place where the most talented chefs in the country come to show off their skills.
In the 7th arrondissement, these culinary talents are on display, and guests staying at the Hôtel de la Tour Maubourg can take advantage of their central location by visiting several different restaurants throughout their trip. One interesting culinary opportunity can be found on the Rue Surcouf, quite close to the hotel, at a restaurant called Le Clarisse.
Le Clarisse can be described as a ”restaurant gastronomique,” which means that diners should come prepared to taste gourmet dishes that will challenge, surprise and delight them with flavors and combinations that they may have never experienced before. Particularly, this restaurant also incorporates a touch of Japanese influence, so fans of Asian cuisine will feel especially satisfied.
At Le Clarisse, all of the food is prepared from fresh, in-season products, so diners know that they are getting the best ingredients sourced from around the world. What’s more, Le Clarisse is the only restaurant in France that proposes a selection of sake for each one of its dishes.
Speaking of dishes, diners can begin with starters that include soy-sauce caramelized fois gras and goat cheese mousse with salmon tataki. For the main course, dishes include scallops with caramel and orange sauce and shoulder of lamb candied with spices and served with mashed potatoes in an emulsion of coconut and green curry. To finish off the meal, diners can indulge in desserts such as a chocolate tart with ginger ice cream or cheesecake made with East Asian citrus fruit and bergamot orange.
No matter what diners choose, a meal at Le Clarisse provides a great example of how the French culinary tradition is influenced by the multiculturalism of Paris.
29 rue Surcouf, 75007
+33 (0)1 45 50 11 10
Open Monday to Friday from 12:15 p.m. until 2 p.m. and then from 7:15 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Open Saturday from 7:15 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.