Right next to the former Parisian stock exchange, close to the National Library of France, diners will find a delightfully creative restaurant that is gaining recognition in the city of light. The restaurant is called Le Dorcia, and it is run by a lively and dynamic team that does its best to create a retro-chic environment that recalls Palm Springs in the 1950s and 1960s. Followers of the hit television series Mad Men will feel right at home at Le Dorcia.
In addition to the fun decor, the cuisine created by this establishment provides another reason why Le Dorcia is gaining fans. This cuisine could be described as French and trendy, but the dishes served here go beyond the normal boundaries of what one is used to seeing in Parisian restaurants. This is thanks to an innovative young chef named Antoine Michelson, who made his way up the ranks at famed Parisian restaurants like Pierre Gagnaire and Lasserre. After having succeeded at such fine establishments, Michelson now lends his eye for quality to Le Dorcia.
The emphasis is on using in-season ingredients in an inventive way, so summer diners can expects to see dishes like smoked-celery and haddock ravioi, roasted lamb with butternut squash and hazelnut-crusted cod with orange-glazed baby vegetables. At this restaurant, it is not very difficult to find a dish that you have never tried before. The desserts are equally unique and include banana and passionfruit ice cream served with raspberries and grapes marinated in their own juices as well as an « entremet » (a French cream dessert) of white chocolate and coconut served with strawberries.
Plus, a selection of fine French wines are on hand to complete the one-of-a-kind meals.
Guests staying at the Hotel Louvre Marsollier will be delighted to find that Le Dorcia is just a short walk away from their rooms.
24 rue Feydeau, 75002 Paris
Open from Noon until 2 p.m. and from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m.
Closed on Saturday afternoons and all day Sunday