In fact Alain Ducasse has produced cookbooks with his innovative
recipes and dishes that he has developed for Spoon, and on top of that his culinary
expertise have travelled to other restaurants
in Paris such as the Jules Verne that
he took over in 2007 and is the plush restaurant situated on the second floor of the Eiffel Tower.
Spoon Food & Wine is a trendy French restaurant that is situated near the extremely
famous Champs Elysées in the 8th
Arrondissement of Paris and also close to the famous Avenue Montaigne that is the place to
go for French luxury goods and haute couture.
The décor of Spoon was conceived by Philippe Starck and provides a complete contrast to
the richness of the dishes served here, as it is quite basic, yet elegant and the mood
even changes from lunchtime to evening.
Alain Ducasse has been able to combine the traditional with the modern and exotic to
produce a harmonious fusion cuisine with a menu that changes every few months for those of
us who wish to experience foods related to specific countries, such as India.
Spoon Paris is contemporary and always seeking new flavours, and this restaurant has
invented a new generation of the traditional sauces that are prepared in traditional
marble mortars and you can choose what sauce you would like to go with your meal.
Also, if you love pasta, then the different pasta recipes that are cooked and served in
the pasta pot, which is a special pot that was created by Alain Ducasse and designer
Patrick Jouin and developed by Alessi to update an ancestral cooking technique originally
used by the olive oil millers, then this is an absolute must to try.
Once again at Spoon Paris, Alain Ducasse wanted to surprise his clientele with a selection
of wines from around the world, rather than the traditional
red wines served, so he presents a selection of wines
using new corking systems, along with an innovative first in Paris, a selection of fruit wines, such as rhubarb,
quince and cherry.
At Spoon Food and Wine Paris the tableware pieces have been designed by Alessi and the
chopstick cutlery is by Christofle.
For items such as the candle holders and chopstick rests, these were designed by Gilles
Caffier and the decorative porcelain is by Jaune de Chrome.
Restaurant Guide Key Points
The Spoon Paris is open on a Monday to Friday for lunch from 12.15pm through to 2.30pm and
for dinner from 7.30pm through to 10.30pm.
This restaurant is closed on a Saturday and Sunday
and is also closed from the middle of July through to the middle of August.
Reservations are required and you do need to think about booking well in advance, as it is
a very popular place to eat out in Paris and there are only around 80 seats available at
any one time.
There is a car valet available and on each table you are provided with notepads and
pencils for a love message or a brilliant idea! There is also a selection of books
available on topics such as food design & culinary trends.
The dress code is smart dressy, with most wearing jackets.
The Spoon Sum set lunch is approximately £40 and an evening meal is anything upwards of
£80 without drinks. The wine list is interesting and extremely rare in Paris, but
unfortunately the prices do reflect this.
The nearest Metro station is the Franklin Roosevelt.
Address & Contact Details:
Spoon Paris At Marignan
12 Rue Marignan
Telephone: 1 40 76 34 44
Fax: 1 40 76 34 37