The starred chef of the Grand Véfour has been made head of the prestigious cultural institution that offers one of the most beautiful views of Paris, to offer a gastronomic version of Arabic cuisine.
Combining tradition and contemporaneous notes, Guy Martin signs off an entirely home-made menu with star dishes such as aubergine caviar or even prune lamb shank and cardamom rice pudding. The same standards apply to the oriental tea room which delights with its delicious home-made pastries and to the Café Littéraire that honors small dishes perfect for sharing (mezzés, fine grills…), playing with top-notch products too. Really great. Institut du monde Arabe,
1 rue des Fossés-Saint-Bernard, Place Mohamed V, Paris 5. www.imarabe.org