Le Camondo, responsible divine cuisine and a green terrace on the edge of Parc Monceau

By My B., Manon C. Photos by My B. Posted on April 28, 2022 at 4:00 PM

Le Camondo, this restaurant attached to the Nissim de Camondo Museum, ideally located near Parc Monceau in the 8th arrondissement, is a real gem to discover. Between the beautiful historic spaces, the green terrace and the beautiful fresh cuisine, orchestrated by Chef Fanny Herpin, this is a gastronomic getaway that we heartily recommend.

the Camondoit’s kinda the good hidden plan of the rue Monceau† glued to Nissim de Camondo Museum (this mansion has been transformed into a museum of decorative arts that offers visitors the opportunity to discover sublime 18th-century furnishings) and on the Parc Monceauthis restaurant in the 8th arrondissement and its sublime? terrace have something to tempt us.

As soon as you arrive, you will be seduced by the places that reveal high volumes with metal columns. It must be said that this classified place once was old stables then transformed into car shed from the house of Moïse de Camondo to whom we owe today the museum inspired by the Petit Trianon, nothing less. A beautiful cocktail bar imposing center stands in front of us, enough to offer nice refreshing evenings.

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Once past the room area, you will discover a second bright room under a glass roof, a winter garden where you will like to sit in the shelter and which reveals a beautiful stone fountain. The bay window overlooks the green tiled terrace where various plants and palm trees come pay us.

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On the kitchen side it is the Chef Fanny Herpin, originally from Bordeaux, who took over the torch in 2020. Former chef of the Restaurant Allard, along the Epicure in the Bristol under the wing of Éric Frechon, in the Taillevent with Alain Solivérès, Fanny Herpin cut successively at the house Ducasse in the Hotel Byblos, on the Pinch, on the Jules Vernes, at the Meurice with Christophe Saintagne and at Benoit.

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Suffice it to say that the big houses, she knows and is only 32 years old, is a beautiful kitchen that she provides us with. A light and responsible kitchen with slow cooking and low fat content, a real treat. No good kitchen without good products. In her responsible approach, the chef likes to find quality products directly from producers and in a short circuit.

So we find fruit and vegetables horticulturist Christophe Latour in the Lot-et-Garonne, poultry, veal and lamb from the Ferme de Tauziet and fish transported by the barges which Tom Saveurs buys from small boats in Saint-Jean-de-Luz, Cap Breton and the Pyrenees for the first and on the Atlantic coast for the second. No good table without a good point, for this pointit is Jean-Luc Poujauran and his sourdough Bread which delights us.

Side good planwe notice Little Peche at Camondo all the Saturday afternoon† In love with seafood and defender of the sustainable fishing, Fanny Herpin offers us a fish dish every Saturday according to the arrival and inspiration. If you like fish and want to go further? pout, horse mackerel, gurnard, mule and other unknown julienne to surprise you, here is a good plan not to be missed. For 18 € the Petite Pêche and 22 € the dish accompanied by a homemade iced tea, you will not be disappointed.

The menu of restaurant Camondo:

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Be on the menu summer dishes that tempt our taste buds. At the entrance we were seduced by the burratina on her pumpkin bed; Organic chicken egg on a bed of white asparagus, Belles du Marsan, Colonnata bacon and grilled buckwheat; the excellent Scottish salmon in gravlax and his cream of peas with lemongrass, radish and croutons; the truffle chips and the sublime beetroot Carpaccio with fresh goat cheese and arugula pesto accompanied by mustard caviar. Well seasoned and well seasoned, fresh products ideally prepared, that’s what we enjoy.

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On the main course a short offer that may seem classic but no boredom on the plate. We enjoy the Suckling pig confit herbal taste, sublime Pyrenees trout poached in stock and melts in the mouth. With its crunchy fresh peas, its whole carrot on its bed of mashed potatoes and its currant emulsion, it is a miracle. That day the dish of the day offered a delicious Roasted line grouperwith colored beets, horseradish cream and deciduous herb, a great discovery.

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For dessert, we highly recommend the Vanilla rice pudding† Not very sweet and expertly decorated with crunchy black rice and a drizzle of caramel, it’s divine. If pastry is your thing, you can choose two pastries from Nina Metayer (the chocolate cake for us). Finally, with sunny days, it’s hard not to fall for the ICES from home glazed

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Restaurant and terrace Le CamondoRestaurant and terrace Le CamondoRestaurant and terrace Le CamondoRestaurant and terrace Le Camondo

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In short, if you are in the mood for greenery, after a walk in Parc Monceau, a tour of the 8th arrondissement or the Musée Nissim de Camondo, you have an address that is not lacking in charm.

This test was conducted as part of a professional invitation. If your experience is different from ours, let us know in the comments.

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