One could easily imagine a big Gatsby party being held in this sumptuous listed setting. A stone's throw from the Etoile , the Prunier restaurant has been a caviar institution for 150 years, welcoming the Parisian intelligentsia as well as the fashion fauns of the Golden Triangle . After a slight decorative facelift, the kitchen is reinvented with a new menu signed Yannick Alléno . We went to see it all up close.
A 1920's atmosphere
If the great names of Parisian literature from the beginning of the century ( Hemingway , Proust , Fitzgerald , etc.) met instead in Saint-Germain-des-Prés to philosophize around a coffee, at nightfall everyone poured the champagne afloat. at Prunier .
We find this festive atmosphere in the Art Deco architecture pimped with golden details, with a grandiose room downstairs and another more subdued upstairs, all woodwork and large velvet benches with, at the bottom, inevitably, a bubble bar ideal for romantic dates. Obviously, the caring service does honor to the challenge of such a fine address.
Yannick Alléno at the helm
Who better than three- starred chef Yannick Alléno to sign the new Prunier menu ? With this refinement that characterizes him, the new ambassador of the caviar house is attached to the icons of the house by revisiting the mythical Christian Dior egg placed on a ham jelly (€48).
Also noteworthy: the raw langoustine with geranium and cream of caviar (€65), the linguine with lobster bolognese (€88) but also and above all the crunchy whiting fried Prunier style, nestled under a tuna and grain tartare of caviar (€64), without forgetting of course a selection of the best shellfish. Wonderfully sweet to finish: the sugar-free Kievlova with candied fruit (€12). In short: the perfect address to celebrate a great occasion.
Open from Tuesday to Saturday noon and evening.