There is also a multifunctional space in the historical wine
cellars and the kitchen has been redesigned with modernity and originality, so as to be in
harmony with this contemporary dining experience.
Le Carre des Feuillants is a sophisticated and elegant restaurant in Paris that also has two Michelin
stars and is located in the 1st arrondissement very close to the fashionable Place Vendome
and is also close to the Tuileries Gardens by The
Now when it comes to Alain Dutournier, he is an outstanding Paris chef, but he originated from the Pyrenees and from an early age learnt to appreciate the fresh
products available from the ocean and the forest and the rich, sought after delicacies
that his mother and grandmother prepared at their family home in the South Adour.
So with his countryside roots from the Southwest of France, he brings to the table some of
the finest ingredients available in an innovative, yet sophisticated cuisine that is so
well presented, you will just want to go back for more. But as with many top chefs
in Paris, he doesn't just run the Carre des Feuillants, but also Pinxo, which again is another very innovative
yet entirely different dining experience.
Alain Detournier is also very passionate about wine and
was brought up making his own wine, which he still does to this day, and the wine cellars
at the Carre des Feuillants show his passion, with the cellar holding around 3,000
different references, including fine vintages
from great producers and the best from some of the best French
wine regions, along with oddities and emerging vineyards, plus they also have rare
spirits on offer as well.
But getting back to the cuisine, you will be able to experience delights such as wild
prawns with cantaloup chutney and gaspacho flavoured with saffron, roasted wild turbot
with arborio rice and asparagus tips, grilled wood pigeon with chutney and polenta,
roasted sweetbreads of veal in an oyster sauce, macaronis with mushrooms, sugar beans and
old cured ham, lobster and peas with lobster stock and almond plus the claw with
artichoke, grilled monkfish with crispy potatoes and French caviar, farm bred quail cooked
in cocotte with mushrooms, thick chunks of John Dory in a shredded potato crust, and much,
much more to excite those taste buds.
They also knead and bake their own bread daily, which is made from savoury flour from a
traditional mill and they serve a great selection of desserts such as wild strawberries,
rose macarron and litchis in jelly but the desserts have to be ordered at the start of
your meal with your starter.
Restaurant Guide Key Points
Le Carre des Feuillants is open on a Monday to Friday, but is closed on a Saturday and
If you like fine food then it is worth every penny when you experience the seasonal
tasting menu, which is a nine-course journey of exquisite flavours that is around
165 per person not including drinks, but this has to be served for the whole table.
There is also a seasonal set lunch menu that is approximately 65 without drinks and
is a three course meal with a choice of three different starters, three different main
courses and either cheese or dessert
However, there is also the standard A la Carte menu and to give you a rough idea, the
average cost of a main course is 125.
Reservations are required and the dress code is smart, dressy, and you would not want to
turn up in casual attire, especially for an evening but even if your French is not very
good, you will be pleased to know that there are English speaking staff.
The nearest Metro stations are the Concorde on lines 1, 8, 12, the Opéra on lines 3, 7, 8
and the Tuileries on line 1.
Address & Contact Details:
Le Carre des Feuillants
14 Rue de Castiglione
Telephone: 1 42 86 82 82
Fax: 1 42 86 07 71