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We all know the famous designer Dior and his incredible clothes. But did you know that the famous fashion designer Christian Dior was a gourmet and an inveterate foodie? The brand has decided to pay tribute to him by opening in March 2022 a high-end restaurant that is worth a visit.
A high level of Parisian gastronomy
If you want to discover this restaurant that proudly bears the name of the creator, you will have to go to the mythical boutique on Avenue Montaigne. Push the door and you are in a totally different universe. In addition to a very high-end restaurant (I’ll come back to that), the place houses a museum, a private suite, three gardens and of course the Dior boutique and all the fashion products for men and women.
When I mentioned the restaurant room, I actually meant two distinct yet complementary spaces. One room emphasizes purity with its pristine white walls and a large mirror (designed by Claudia Wieser).
This space contrasts with the red room, which is adorned with a composition by Guy Limone, a huge pictorial work composed of images that trace the history of the designer and the house of Dior. In addition, there is a painting by René Bouché, illustrating the designer at the table.
Vast banquettes or comfortable armchairs dressed in a very chic two-tone checkerboard (chosen according to the tone of the room), but also crockery from the Dior house collection, waiters’ clothes made in Dior, everything is thought out to create spaces where luxury is present without doing too much. From the restaurant, you have a unique view of the garden.
The place is completed by a pastry shop and a food corner, where gourmets can sit down in front of classic French pastries and a rare cup of coffee. The corner is located right next to the gallery and offers a casual parisian chic atmosphere very much in the air of the time.
And at the table?
The kitchen’s conductor is the famous chef Jean Imbert. Known for his reinterpretations of the great classics of French gastronomy, his inventiveness and his generosity, the chef offers you dishes that are careful and delicate, simple and exceptional.
Take a seat and enjoy a truffle croquemonsieur or a soft-boiled egg on a bed of caviar, sweet pepper ravioli or an incredible avocado and grapefruit crab. You can also enjoy a simple entrecote frites, a dish loved by Christian Dior (he used to enjoy this dish before every fashion show, for the record).
Many of the dishes are directly inspired by those in the designer’s book “La cuisine cousu-main”. For example, you can enjoy the turbot à la cubaine, a mythical dish from the book. The chef has thought of everything to pay tribute to Dior. His Colle Noire soup contains herbs from the garden of the designer’s home (the Château de la Colle Noire).
As you can see, the place is seductive!
Simple yet incredibly refined, Monsieur Dior, which opened only a few months ago, has already made a place for itself in the hearts of Parisian gourmets and international visitors to the capital. We appreciate its impeccable service and the diversity of its dishes (vegetarians have something to enjoy).
The place is superb, neither too stuffy nor artificial. The menu offers dishes from 50 to 90 euros. And the restaurant is accessible to disabled people. It is however essential to reserve. If it’s full, come and have a coffee and a pastry at the Café Dior, also a delight to discover!
If you are in the neighborhood and want to try some excellent cuisine, Monsieur Dior Restaurant may be a good place to go. Combining a lunch with a visit to the museum is a delicious idea. The place is friendly, the staff professional.
It’s definitely worth a visit to immerse yourself in the Dior universe and, if your budget doesn’t allow you to eat a full meal, I suggest you try a simple pastry (see my photo above). This way you can enjoy the atmosphere without breaking the bank and without wasting time.
Restaurant Monsieur Dior
32, Avenue Montaigne 75008 Paris
Phone number: +33140735363
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