Cuisine: Modern French
Signature dishes: Caviar gelée and cream of cauliflower; milk-fed lamb chops with thyme and potato purée; creamy Araguani chocolate ganache; ice cream with cocoa nibs and Oreo cookies
Expanding his restaurant empire, Joël Robuchon’s second L’Atelier in Paris lies just off one of the most beautiful avenues in the world, the Champs-Élysées. Influenced by the small plate cuisine of both Japan and Spain, the L’Atelier Etoile expels the traditions of other French luxury restaurants, reinventing classic haute dishes into exquisite tapas-style portions. Sporting the L’Atelier trademark black lacquered counters and high red velvet seating, Robuchon triumphs yet again in creating a glamorous yet relaxing dining atmosphere.