November 2, 2012

“Perfumes and flavours, the perfect pairing”

© Photo: Agence ARAGORN

“I pictured my Parisian restaurant, as an elegant place that encourages sharing, pleasure and the enjoyment of food. I offer a meeting of two worlds that inspire me - perfume and flavours – the pleasure of a cuisine that is sensual, pared-down and spontaneous, a dialogue between you and me based on my flavour pairings, a break dedicated to taste and conversation. This restaurant was conceived with simplicity and feeling, and provides a foretaste of my cooking style in Valence” explains Anne-Sophie Pic - the only three-Michelin-star female chef in France – about her new restaurant La Dame de Pic that recently opened in Paris.

Together with Philippe Bousseton, who creates perfumes for Takasogo, they designed perfumes with the idea of flavor pairings in the menus offered to customers. Paper scent strips are presented to the customers to invite them making their choice between 3 fragrances menus: “Amber vanilla”, “The sea and flowers” and “Sous-bois spices”.

Breathing the notes of a perfume before choosing a menu is an original approach that appeals to our senses and invite us to explore the sensory world of a truly talented chef.

“The products are simple, rooted in French cooking – the oyster, the carrot, rabbit, John Dory, beetroot – or sometimes extraordinary – Pointed Bourbon coffee, cinnamon leaf from Reunion, Tahitian vanilla… the matches are complex, the textures refined, and the result aims to tantalise the tastebuds.”

La Dame de Pic is meant to draws on all your senses: first the olfactory tasting, then the cuisine to exalt food-lovers' senses in a warm and elegant atmosphere in the 1st arrondissement of Paris, just steps from the Louvre.

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La Dame de Pic
20 rue du Louvre
75001 Paris

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