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Thinking to go to Maison et Object Paris? Don´t miss the opportunity to have the greatest meal ever in Le Comptoir Gourmet.
Le Comptoir Gourmet in Paris, France it’s a Restaurant with a Michelin star which goes back to the origins of French cuisine and mixes the great art of French cooking with authentic Italian ingredients in an elegant and cozy space.
The model of the restaurant consists in a menu which changes weekly, showcasing seasonal ingredients sourced from sustainable farms, and highlighting novel and traditional techniques. Just what we were looking for that sunny afternoon while taking a stroll after a day well spent visiting Paris.
If you visit Le Comptoir Gourmet, you’ll find that everybody knows each other. The team and the regular customers are almost like family. You will meet people of different ages and cultures in an exceptionally friendly and cozy atmosphere.
The fast-casual concept known for its chef-driven menu
The restaurant is known for its traditional crepe recipe, a specialty from India and Romania that is made by cooking it with cheese only and then reopening it to add fillings. This technique allows the ingredients inside to keep their freshness and taste, without cooking everything as a Panini is usually prepared.
We highly recommend tasting the Pastourelle Piadina with cooked ham, herbs, and black truffle oil – it will most certainly make even the most demanding visitor fall in love with Le Comptoir Gourmet.
To see what truly makes a meal here so special, we recommend tasting La Franc-Bourgeois. This is a special crepe with Norwegian smoked salmon, mozzarella, decorated with dill, lemon and rocket.
Whether you’re looking for Tiramisu or not, you should certainly pop in to Le Comptoir Gourmet for their dessert. The chef of the restaurant will do his best to serve the most delicious chocolate fondant cake or Vin Santo with cantuccini.
All in all, Le Comptoir Gourmet in Paris gives visitors a chance to get a unique cultural experience that mixes flavorful, nutritious food with beauty and leisure.
People go out to eat for all kinds of reasons. Some go for the dishes, some for the service, and some just because a food magazine told them to. But at the end of the day, everyone goes back to the place they enjoyed the most. The place that is actually unique. Xavier Sautierʼs understanding of this is nothing short of a culinary revolution.
All the materials are raw – wood, stone, but slightly modernized and more complex. “In this way, we keep the originality” explains Xavier Sautier, “we wanted to focus on the authenticity.”
The high-top tables promote communication. “When someone comes alone we say you’re not alone, you’re with us, because a high table allows that. In the back we have a club style, if people want to be more quiet”. Modern details like graphic wall paper contrast with natural materials like stone and wood. So when you analyze this decoration, it is neither French, nor Italian, but rooted in the values of the restaurant.
French dishes only seen on culinary-school exams (rabbit ballotine, pike quenelles) so delicately and artfully created that they suddenly seem totally fresh and new.
Xavier Sautier is unmistakably concerned with the food that goes out on his plates, but he pays even closer attention to the people eating it. And that’s when it hits us: Le Comptoir Gourmet isn’t just a restaurant; it’s an Embassy of Taste.