Dinner @ Pierre Gagnaire – Paris

What?

Pierre Gagnaire

6 Rue Balzac  
75008 Paris, France

www.pierre-gagnaire.com

The Good

A very good tasting menu supplemented by some of the best service in the world. The fruit-flavoured bordier butter on brioche, the medallion of doe and the Pluma pig were standouts

The Bad

While there is no doubting that everything was perfectly prepared and plated with precision and excellent technique, the menu lacked any particular “wow” factor that I would have expected at its price point. I am certainly willing to return to the restaurant to give it another chance,  but not at the expense of missing out on the other good restaurants Paris has to offer.

Notable accolades

Three Michelin Stars, Michelin Guide 2012
Number 16, S. Pellegrino’s The World’s Best Restaurants 2011

The Meal

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Amuse Bouche #1

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Amuse Bouche #2

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Amuse Bouche #3

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Bread selection

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Large carabinieros shrimp Algarve flavoured with chestnut’s oil
Lettuce stuffed with autumn’s flavours, Pardailhan turnip and a quince infusion with badiane

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The scallop
Corolla of scallops, water of Jerusalem artichoke and salsify with pink berries
Kernal cooked in the shell, broccolli mousseline, parmesan cheese gnocchi

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Salpicon wrapped in a cucumber jelly; avocado, thai grapefruit and cambucci red pepper

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A thick piece of pan-fried sole, juice of farm cider cut with foamy butter; velvety soup Pourpe and radicchio

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Grilled duck foie gras, Gillardeau oysters speciales no. 4 flavoured with ginger
Crunchy vegetables and iced pulp of tamarillo
Red beetroot syrup with lime

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Medallion of doe, juniper berries/cumin/Sarawak pepper, glazed Pluma pig
Marmelade of chicory and pineapple in bitterness
Crystallised thin slices of green apple and Agria potatoes

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Brillat-Savarin cheese with gingerbread, a drop of Calvados flavoured with coffee, some Paris mushrooms
Stichelton

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Stichelton cheese, marmelade of eglantine and morelllos, fermented milk

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Caravac and sweet rave wrapped in a rice pancake with a blackcurrent juice

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Les desserts Pierre Gagnaire – course 1

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Les desserts Pierre Gagnaire – course 2

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Les desserts Pierre Gagnaire – course 3

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Les desserts Pierre Gagnaire – course 4

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Les desserts Pierre Gagnaire – course 5

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Migardinises

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