L'Epopée restaurant is synonymous with high-end modern French cuisine. And it has a smart address in the middle of Avenue Emile Zola in Paris 15th, within walking distance of the Seine. Step through the door and you’re greeted with friendliness to a chic setting of formally laid tables dressed in white, fresh posies on each. Opened by two friends - one a chef, the other a waiter - L'Epopée epitomises Frenchness, most of all in the kitchen. Both traditional and creative, the seasonal cooking plays on simple colours, tastes, smells and textures to form sublime dishes that are almost too elegant to touch. Wine buffs will be thrilled by L'Epopée’s Aladdin’s cave of a wine list, offering over a hundred selections from top-drawer small growers.