La Dame de Pic restaurant in Paris | parisbymouth.com

La Dame de Pic

This is the Paris outpost from Anne-Sophie Pic, named in 2011 as “the world’s best female chef” for her three-star restaurant in Valence. Here, and working with Philippe Bousseton, the nose for perfumer Takasago, Pic has created three menus based upon fragrance profiles. Menus at 49€ (lunch), 79€, 100€ and 120€.

Practical information

Address: 20 rue du Louvre, 75001
Nearest transport: Louvre-Rivoli (1)
Hours: Closed Sunday and Monday
Reservations: Book a week or two in advance
Telephone: 01 42 60 40 40
Average price for lunch: 35-49€ (menu 49€)
Average price for dinner: More than 100€ (menus at 79, 100, 120€)
Style of cuisine: Modern French/haute cuisine
Website Facebook

Reviews of interest

Ruth Reichl (2014) “Her food is the loveliest I’ve seen… Chef Pic has a penchant for floral flavors – rosewater and jasmine abound in her dishes… It made me wonder if there is perfume in Pic’s future.”

Caroline Mignot (2013) “Le vacherin au parfum de rose, de riz, de gingembre et de thé sencha. Si j’ai retrouvé avec plaisir tous les textures du vacherin (glacée, fondante, craquante), la délicatesse des notes était tellement poussée qu’elle m’a fait passer un peu à côté des parfums. Comme un parfum très, très léger qui se sent à peine sur la peau. Si je devais rester dans la métaphore du parfum, je dirais qu’il n’était pas assez capiteux à mon goût.”

Patricia Wells (2012) “Anne-Sophie Pic’s week-old La Dame de Pic near the Louvre is the sensation of the rentrée… She sports her feminine role, but does not flaunt it or play it cute. Ingredients are impeccable, preparations are complicated but not overdone, and the taste theme throughout is one of  softness and smoothness with a required touch of crunch. I would never think of pairing warm oysters with cauliflower, but Anne-Sophie offers a regal, cloud-like presentation of warm Gillardeau oysters bathed in a frank and fragrant cream of cauliflower and jasmine, surprising as well as satisfying.”

Alexander Lobrano via Twitter (2012) “La Dame du Pic in Paris…nah; Anne-Sophie Pic is a terrific chef but this place is way too high concept and over-priced.”

Bruno Verjus (2012) “Une belle table à fréquenter d’urgence avant la folie de la mode à venir. Une haute cuisine française pour le prix d’un bistrot chic parisien. L’adresse sincère d’une Dame de coeur.”

7 thoughts on “La Dame de Pic”

  1. I don’t know, but my wife and I have been searching for an artist whose work we saw in Florence 11 years ago that was very similar. Large close-up prints of Renaissance pieces. This may be the same artist. If you find the name, I would be most grateful if you would please email me at arthur.hayes@sbcglobal.net. Thank you.

  2. We had an unforgettable meal and personal visit with Anne-Sophie at Maison Pic in October 2007. In addition to her artistry in the kitchen, Anne-Sophie is charming, warm, and down to earth. We are going to Paris in April, and now have our first restaurant on the itinerary!

  3. Can someone tell me the name of the artist of the beautiful print that is seems like it is in an alcove or the entrance way of the La Dame de Pic restaurant? It looks like a renaissance artist. Thank you.

  4. An entire day was wasted throwing up and suffering from fever from food poisoning after trying Pic’s iode menu. I believe the warm oysters were not thoroughly cooked and left at room temperature too long. My partner who had the other menu was fine.
    The coffee butter was delicious.
    After ordering a half a bottle of white at 37E, the young male waiter recommended a glass of Bordeaux to go with my partner’s pork dish…and neglected to tell us that it would cost 36E. The Bordeaux was overly tannic for the pork and the portion was less than 1/4 of the glass. A true professional would recommend a wine in line with the budget of the wine already ordered and perhaps a lighter Burgundy to pair with the pork.
    The low ceilings, the presentation of each dish, the iridescent, opaque plastic bubble-wrapped cuisine, the tables so close to other diners and the servers flitting from one table to the next reminded me very much of an in-flight meal in business class of an American airline. The glass-enclosed kitchen galley could be seen by all and the chefs had all left by dessert time.
    Love Pic’s cookbooks and had very high hopes but the inappropriately matched 36E glass of wine and an entire day in Paris ruined by food poisoning…left us very disappointed.

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