La Grande Ourse
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Posted: Tue Dec 27 2011
A stroll down this quiet street instantly removes you from any Parisian hustle or bustle and transports you to a different, altogether quainter time. And La Grande Ourse couldn’t be more aptly situated – a thoroughly relaxing, inviting restaurant that deals in simplicity rather than showiness, Pascal Pistacio’s magnificent sculpture depicting the Ursa Major constellation and expertly decorated main room (with the warm plum colour theme chosen by famed architect Olivier Vedrine) are surpassed in impressiveness only by head chef Denis Croset’s marvellous, traditional French cuisine. A gentleman with a flair for precision cooking and unpretentious menus, he set up La Grande Ourse as a restaurant this intimate and friendly for a reason, and that’s to truly dote on his lucky customers.