Paris, October 2014 – In the film “The Hundred Foot Journey”, scenes of a molecular gastronomic kitchen were shot at Restaurant GEORGES situated at the top of contemporary art museum, Centre Pompidou. Wonderful memories of our lunch there came rushing back.
With a spectacular view overlooking the rooftops of the Parisian tenements, GEORGES is modern and adorned with matt silver sculptures that are formed tunnel-like structures in the double volume space.
Having left our toddler son at the hotel, I was late. Mr. King took the liberty of ordering for me. I always love a good surprise.
It wasn’t our anniversary, but we just pretended that it was, and ordered some bubbly.
To start, I had the Whipped Avocado with King Crab. This dish was refreshing and perfect with champagne.
Mr. King was all healthy – and went for the Fresh Extra Thin Green Beans & Mushroom Salad. He said, “It was delicious.” I took a bite and I agreed with him. The dish looked simple enough, but the seasoning and the freshness of the beans really stood out.
My main course was Wild King Prawns, Coco & Lemongrass. The flavors were just right.
My husband went for the Steamed Bio Salmon, very light, tender and juicy! One should never estimate the difficulty of cooking the perfect salmon. I detest an overcooked, dry salmon as much as I do an undercooked salmon.
The sun shone warmly into the restaurant. We felt cheerful, or was it the effect from the bubbly?!
The menu at GEORGES was well conceptualized in the sense that it catered to the average museumgoer who just dropped by for a quick bite and the diners looking for a casual and fun experience. After several meals of heavy traditional French cuisine, the modern French style here was a breath of fresh air. The waiters were very friendly, and even humorous.
GEORGES is a restaurant that I have repeatedly recommended to friends, whenever someone goes to Paris. With the view (day and night are totally different), fine cuisine and excellent service, it is a reliable choice. And of course, after lunch, it was time for some exercise and what better place than to stroll inside the Pompidou!
All photos were taken by Mrs. King.