Les Saveurs du Sichuan

Les Saveurs du Sichuan (Paris)

  • Date
  • share

In this sober space (blond hardwood floors, pearl grey walls, riveted chairs) where exotic spices are displayed in small glass cases mounted on pedestals, you’d think you were in a jewelry shop…. However, owners Claire and Michel are only looking out for their Sichuan specialties and our well-being, by pairing each dish with some very helpful chili-pepper pictograms – watch out, from level two upwards, things really start heating up! The night we went, we chickened out when it came to the beef poached with tofu (four chilies + three peppers!) and opted for the warm sliced chicken thighs escorted by cold jellyfish in a thick peanut sauce (one chili); then for calamari with Sichuan pepper (one chili + one pepper) served with savory cucumber; before an extremely exotic guilinggao jelly for dessert (made with turtle shell powder, sarsaparilla, forsythia, dandelion, honeysuckle and chrysanthemum!), which is supposed to improve your circulation, stimulate muscle growth and be good for your kidneys – results still to come… // D.C.

FEELING THIRSTY? There are a few good things to drink (and you’ll need it, it heats up fast): a Brouilly from the Château de Corcelles (€6.50 a glass), a Vouvray from the Domaine Huet (€70) or Tsingtao beer (€4.50 for 330 ml).

PRICE: Menus €14.90 to €16.90 (lunch), €38 (dinner, for two), à la carte €34.50 to €50.50.

Le Fooding’s 2022 Guide is fresh out of the oven!

What’s on the menu this year? A brand-new selection of 200 restaurants, bars and bedrooms across France, articles sprinkled throughout the magazine, the taste of the times distilled down to its purest form in our highly anticipated award’s list and, for the very first time, two new guides to the country’s best stand-out shops and spirited cellars!

2021 Le Fooding guide frontcover


Le Fooding is a print and digital guide to all the restaurants, chefs, bars, stylish hotels and B&Bs that make up the “taste of the times,” plus an annual awards list for new establishments across France, a series of gastronomic events, a tool that allow you to make reservations at some fantastic bistros, and an agency specialized in event planning, content production and consulting… In short, something to keep you on your toes at all times!

Fooding® is a registered trademark.