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High-class Latin American Japanese fusion food.
At the bottom of the Royal Monceau hotel, the staff greet us with cries of: "Irasshaimase!" ("Welcome" in Japanese). The atmosphere at Matsuhisa is oh-so-cool, with a DJ spinning serious beats – and although the round tables are lovely, we opt for the bar seats overlooking the kitchen.
Dishes are dreamt up by chef Nobu Matsuhisa, a global star who specialises in Japanese-Peruvian cuisine. Think delicious salmon maki, tuna tartare with French caviar, ceviche, miso and sake-steamed Chilean sea bass and scallops with jalapeño pepper sauce and wasabi. The marriage of flavours works perfectly.
To finish, a divine banana and matcha cheesecake coated liberally with honey. And in the end, it's no surprise that fusion food with this much joy and panache ris such a success.
TRANSLATION: MEGAN CARNEGIE
37 avenue Hoche
|Transport:||Metro: Ternes oR Charles De Gaulle Etoile|
|Price:||Around €75 pp à la carte|
|Opening hours:||Mon-Wed midday-2.30pm, 7-10.30pm, Thu-Fri midday-2.30pm, 7-11.30pm, Sat 7.30-11.30pm, Sun 7-10.30pm|