Restaurant Vaisseau (Paris)

© Patrick Croûte

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Hello Paris? It’s the Moon calling! Somewhere between an astral fine dining journey and interstellar piracy, captain Cachot has (finally) taken control of his very own Vaisseau (French for “ship”), after what seemed like lightyears of waiting – and a stint at Le Perchoir Ménilmontant in 2022. Plunged into cosmic darkness with small lights dotting the walls, the minimalist dining room with curved details plays up its Death Star vibes, as if to warn travelers that the virtuoso chef is about to take them to a culinary galaxy far, far away – a place that the former Top Chef contestant knows like the back of his hand. The night we went, the constellation of plates we savored included: a Penja pepper meringue to kick things off; veal tongue lounging on a kimchi-bolognese sauce (with pieces of, you guessed it, veal tongue); a disconcerting combo of lobster and (more veal) kidneys in a squid reduction; or foie gras floating in zero gravity in a turnip bouillon. When it came time to land the ship, we returned to more familiar horizons (which were no less impressive) via the already cult-favorite “gobelet écrasé” dessert composed of an imitation drinking cup made of sugar, chocolate mousse and cake, verdant sponge cake, lemon coulis and mushroom ice cream! // Patrick Croûte

FEELING THIRSTY? : High-flying food and wine pairings (€40 at lunch, €70 at night) in which a Kritt pinot blanc from Marc Kreydenweiss (with its stunning label designed by Camille Brès) finds itself on the same table as a silky vermouth produced by Frédéric Brouca. And we’re crushing on the white rhum agricole from Baie Des Trésors.
PRICE: : Tasting menus €60 (lunch) and €120 (dinner).

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