Le Bamboche restaurant in Paris’ chic 7th arrondissment is the love child of chefs Philippe Fabert and Serge Arce whose sole aim is to give their clients intense culinary pleasure. That culinary passion is evident in every audacious dish like fillets of sole with cranberries, sweet potato and caramelised fennel, or oyster sorbet garnished with ocean pearls. The dining rooms of this intimate establishment are smart and relaxed, with dark wood floors, walls the colour of sand, prettily dressed chairs cherry-coloured covers, modern art on the walls. The service is very professional, which lets the trendy clientele unwind and give themselves over to the experience. This is a small restaurant with a big reputation.