Headed to Paris? There’s a new must try restaurant

Just one year after opening, Domaine Clarence Dillon’s restaurant Le Clarence just earned a serious endorsement. The Michelin Guide just awarded the new restaurant two stars in its 2017 guide — for the record that is the same rating they awarded NYC’s Daniel.

Domaine Clarence Dillon, the French company behind Bordeaux wine estates, Château Haut-Brion, Château La Mission Haut-Brion and Château Quintus, recently opened the restaurant at 31 Avenue Franklin Roosevelt in Paris’ 8th Arrondissement.

The restaurant is named for Clarence Dillon, who established the family’s presence in the Bordeaux area in 1935.

“What an honor! Today, in its 2017 edition, the Michelin Guide chose to recognise this innovative and original new venture,” the restaurant announced in a press release today. “The journey began almost five years ago when Prince Robert of Luxembourg, Chairman of the family business, Domaine Clarence Dillon, acquired a 19th-century mansion located a short distance from the famous Champs Elysées.”

That building, dubbed Hôtel Dillon, is now the company’s Paris Headquarters and houses “La Cave du Château,” a unique fine wine shop “offering a great selection of the sommeliers’ finest treasures.”

According to the release, Prince Robert of Luxembourg “decided to launch a unique new restaurant concept where he and his colleagues could share the philosophy and the elegant and warm atmosphere of one of Bordeaux’s finest chateaux.”

Christophe Pelé, who earned two Michelin stars at La Bigarrade, is at the helm of Le Clarence and he is cooking up French classics with a modern twist. And you know that the wines will be spectacular.

If you want to check it our for yourself, you better act fast. Dinner reservations are disappearing fast. They are already gone on Valentine’s Day  — although there are still some tables left for dinner on the 15th. Dinner tasting menu prices range from 130€ to 320€ for an seven-course “inspiration” menu.