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Pierre Millereau’s gastronomic Paris
August 30, 2010 Stories

Pierre Millereau’s gastronomic Paris

Pierre Millereau, manager of Audemars Piguet’s Paris boutique on Rue Saint-Honoré, is returning to the home office in Le Brassus in August to take on the job of market coordinator. Before leaving the French capital, he gave us a peek into his address book.

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"I often use a motor scooter to get around Paris. From the 1st arrondissement (district) to the 17th or the 15th, I don’t hesitate to cross town for a savory cheese or a good eating spot. My favorite addresses? I’m a fan of Pierre Hermé’s macaroons. Olive oil and vanilla, or a touch of wasabi – I love the slightly crazy way the famous Paris pastry chef combines his flavors. And in summer, his astonishing ice creams are really worth a detour.

If you’re looking for an Appenzeller worthy of its name, then head for Laurent Dubois on Rue Lourmel. Voted best artisan in France, this connoisseur offers an impressive variety of cheeses. He’s a veritable fountain of knowledge and runs his shop like a good wine merchant – he loves finding products that are not available anywhere else, and as a customer you can always count on Dubois’s enthusiastic advice.

In restaurants, atmosphere and service are just as important to me as the quality of the food. Among my favorites is Rimal, a Lebanese restaurant on Boulevard Malesherbes. The reception is fantastic. I generally let myself be carried away by the chef’s suggestions, and I can’t stop eating his 'mezzes'. The desserts deserve a special mention. I’m not really a fan of sugar, but I have to admit that the 'flan à fleur d’oranger' and the 'petits gateaux à la pistache' are unforgettable.

'Aux crus de Bourgogne' is also one of my preferred spots. In the heart of the Montorgueil quarter, this brasserie, once frequented by Malraux, serves up simple and copious meals according to the season. In the same spirit, from time to time I dine with my clients at Flottes. Aligot (mashed potato and cheese), marrowbone, and leg of lamb – this place is a Paris institution that cultivates excellence and tradition.

For its panorama, I recommend the terrace at Deli-cieux in the Printemps department store. On the ninth floor of this well-known shopping mecca on Boulevard Haussmann you can have a drink or a snack while enjoying a 360° view of the city skyline - a real luxury in Paris.”

Addresses

Pierre Hermé - 4, rue Cambon, 75001 Paris. www.pierreherme.com

Fromagerie Laurent Dubois - 2, rue Lourmel, 75015 Paris

Rimal - 94, Boulevard Malesherbes, 75017 Paris. www.rimal.fr

Aux crus de Bourgogne - 3, rue Bachaumont, 75002 Paris

Chez Flottes – 2, rue Cambon, 75002 Paris, www.flottes.fr

Le Déli-cieux, (Printemps de la maison) – 66, Boulevard Haussmann, 75009 Paris