Restaurant Guy Savoy: Home of one of the World's Most Celebrated Chefs
Fewer than 100 restaurants in the entire world have received Michelin's coveted three-star rating, and even fewer enjoy the renown of Restaurant Guy Savoy. As such, the Paris eatery is an easy choice as a nominee for a Luxist award in the best international fine dining category.
Guy Savoy opened his first Paris restaurant in 1980 at the age of 27. Within five years, Savoy had earned two Michelin stars and Savoy was well on his way to becoming one of the world's most celebrated chefs. In 1987, he moved into the current Restaurant Guy Savoy location on Rue Troyon-all the while helping to establish Nouvelle Cuisine, a lighter approach to French cooking. Savoy earned a third Michelin star in 2002 and soon expanded internationally, opening a Las Vegas location in 2006 (a Luxist Awards nominee in the Best Domestic category).
Gallery: Guy Savoy in Paris
The menu at Guy Savoy shifts along with the seasons, but there a plenty of enduring classic dishes: artichoke and black truffle soup, oysters in ice gelée, and a vegetable dish that seems to float amid a cloud of water vapor. Make sure to save room for desserts including grapefruit terrine, fresh rhubarb delicately garnished with begonia blossoms, and "Boule Noire," a chocolatey delicacy that looks more like a Christmas ornament than a dessert.
Bring your appetite, and bring your credit card-the average à la carte meal costs 200 Euros per person, before drinks. If you chose one of Guy Savoy's vaunted tasting menus, be prepared to pay nearly twice as much. No doubt you'll remember the meal long after those Euros are gone.
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