Amidst the macho world of iron chefs and gastropubs, feminine plays on food are scarce. Three-star Michelin chef Anne-Sophie Pic, however, decided to take the girly route with her latest Parisian restaurant, La Dame de Pic. Pastel pink and peach colored menus are first presented in fragrant scent strips. The aromatic theme then carries to the food, which starts with coffee- and peppermint-infused butter and multigrain toast.
Palates are kept sweet on Pic’s three-course lunch menu with strong fruit accents, including foie gras with a zesty lemon confit, a rouleau of suckling pig with fresh figs matcha, and a chestnut panna cotta with grapefruit gel for dessert. While La Dame de Pic flaunts a ladylike atmosphere, the flavors in its complex and daring dishes are anything but delicate.
Maria Pedone is a digital editorial intern at Travel + Leisure.