Philippe Delacourcelle knows how to handle spices like few other French chefs. He also trained with the late Bernard Loiseau, and learned the art of French pastry at Fauchon. Salt cod with cassia bark and smoked potato purée is a classic: what the fish lacks in size it makes up for in rich, cinnamon-like flavour and crunchy texture, and smooth potato cooked in a smoker makes a startling accompaniment. Spices have a way of making desserts seem esoteric rather than decadent, but the roast figs with olives are an exception to the rule.
|Venue name:||Le Pré Verre||Contact:|
8 rue Thénard
|Opening hours:||noon-2pm, 7.30-10.30pm Tue-Sat. Closed Dec 24-Jan 1|
|Transport:||Metro: Maubert - Mutualité|
|Price:||Main courses €18.50. Prix fixe Lunch €13.90. Lunch & Dinner €30.50|