World tour of gastronomic restaurants

Follow the guide Le Sommelier from Drouant in Paris, The Graben 30 in Vienna to Katsuya in Los Angeles

Drouant in Paris

The resident address of the Goncourt and Renaudot Prices is in summer time mode with on the carte a 100% vegetable menu for merry vegetarians. For the others, rest assured, lamb shoulder confit, bouillabaisse à la Drouant and escalope of veal Viennese are always of the party!

Close to La Bourse and the Opera Garnier, Drouant is an institution. A neo-chic brasserie, this mythical place was carried out masterfully by Antoine Westermann. In 100 years the spirit has not changed: a sincere and generous bourgeoise cuisine. However, the chef likes to lighten, rethink, modernise, change the cooking methods without ever losing sight of the original recipe, or abandoning the great classics of the house.

Irene at the Savoy in Florence

Irene is the mother of Sir Rocco Forte, founder of the group which recently joined the Savoy Hotel in Florence. From this starting point is born a restaurant, resolutely with a feminine touch and a Tuscan menu with local products and a cuisine driven by emotion. As for the Italian carte, it is refined with refreshing associations: Tartare of fish accompanied by vegetable sorbet, octopus served with beetroot and radishes, tasty raviolis stuffed a la papa al Pomodoro and linguine with lobster. As for the desert, an unctuous tiramisu.

The Graben 30 in Vienna

In the heart of the elegant Graben boulevard, this gastronomic restaurant, bar and lounge is one of the trendiest places in the Austrian capital, with its contemporary décor of chic touches (sumptuous curtains, padded leather chairs…) and industrial lighting, designed by the Croatian architect duo Dean Franič and Sasa Sekoranja. As for the bar, it plunges you into an atmosphere of an old Parisian station with its dominant clock. On the menu, Viennese and international dishes by Chef Jürgen Ederera, fish tartare, lamb specialities, squid gnocchi, lobster linguine, tuna steak and “Schnitzel”.

Katsuya in Los Angeles

Chef Katsuya Uechi is one of the most famous Japanese Chefs notably with his chain of eponymous restaurants scattered between Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Kuwait. In Los Angeles, the large dining room display a refined décor, evoking the discreet and spiritual simplicity of Japanese culture. There is a lovely lounge terrace, tables with cosy seating and a central Sushi counter.

230 Fifth Avenue in New York

It is impossible not to mention New York, city initiator of rooftop trend by excellence. If the supply in the Big Apple is plethora, one is often overwhelmingly cramped on these panoramic roofs. Discover the 230 Fifth Avenue, the biggest rooftop in the city that never sleeps, with its 743 m2 , beautiful vegetation, stylish wooden furniture, delicious burgers and Martinis with caramelized apple and above all, a breathtaking view over the giant buildings of Manhattan.

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