Since it debuted in January 2015, La Réserve Paris has emerged as one of the top luxury addresses in Paris. (Read our original, first-hand review here.) Now helmed by General Manager-CEO Didier Le Calvez, the hotel is home to an exquisite restaurant called Le Gabriel, where two Michelin-starred chef Jérôme Banctel wows taste buds.
Good news for the city’s gourmands: La Réserve Paris has just opened a second restaurant called La Pagode de Cos, in homage to the Bordeaux wine estate Chateau Cos d’Estournel, also owned by La Réserve ‘s founder Michel Reybier. To quote the official website: “Since its beginnings, Cos d’Estournel wine surpassed the ratings of the most prestigious vintages and was exported as far afield as India. Its founder, Louis Gaspard d’Estournel became the “Maharaja of Saint-Estèphe” and to celebrate his far-off conquests, he had exotic pagodas built over his cellars.”
Located inside the elegant Grand Salon, the restaurant offers a menu tracing the legendary “spice route”, its cuisine accented with touches from India, China, Japan and Vietnam. To create the concept, chef Jérôme Banctel teamed up with Olivier Derenne of the Comptoir des Poivres, a gourmet spice importer. On the menu you’ll find scallops and spicy lemongrass soup; Minced beef, tapioca noodles and coriander; and Pineapple caramelized with Paï Mu Tan tea. Open daily from noon until 11 pm.
Photos courtesy of La Réserve Paris Hotel & Spa. Photo of the scallop dish by Julie Limont