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#1 Rail Paul

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Posted 19 May 2015 - 09:21 PM

Elaine Sciolino of the NY Times offers an early look at the new restaurant, located on the top floor of the one time mint.  The old location will become a seafood venue, and there will be a cafe in the courtyard of the new building.

 

 

For Mr. Savoy’s 35 chefs and kitchen assistants, of course, the best thing about the new space is the kitchens. Every piece of equipment, from the copper pots to the mirrored plancha grill, is new. The kitchens are at least three times larger than the ones on rue Troyon, with huge windows, some of which even offer views of the Seine and the Louvre.

“I’ve worked with Savoy for 26 years, mainly in a corridor in the basement,” the executive chef Laurent Solivérès said. “This is the first time in my life I’m working in daylight. Everyone in the kitchen comes in smiling. Every day feels like Christmas.”

 

 

 

 

http://www.nytimes.c...ernational&_r=0


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#2 Chambolle

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Posted 16 July 2015 - 12:14 PM

Been there. Done that. Shortly after it opened.

 

It can be a lot of money at La Monnaie.

 

For Savoy food. Perfectly fine, but classic.

 

We did have a pretty excellent whole turbot though.

 

The new location is excellent. You want to be in the first (ie biggest) of the enfilade of rooms.

 

As you walk up the stairs to approach the resto, you do kinda feel like a head of state.

 

No real desire to return.

 

 

eta : when I say "excellent", I'm talking about the space.



#3 taion

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Posted 16 July 2015 - 06:50 PM

We did have a pretty excellent whole turbot though.

 

eta : when I say "excellent", I'm talking about the space.


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#4 Chambolle

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Posted 16 July 2015 - 07:03 PM

Oh, I used excellent twice, eh. Hmmmm.

 

I'm trying to say that the new location, the new space, the new dining room(s) that they have moved to is excellent in that classical, sedate, beaux-arts sorta way.

 

I'm NOT saying that I think that this is an excellent restaurant that everyone should run to. 

 

But the turbot was indeed excellent ... for France.



#5 Chambolle

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Posted 09 August 2015 - 05:26 PM

Le classicisme suprême ...

 

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qui continue à couler chez Guy ...

 

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La soupe classique de Guy ...

 

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avec sa brioche d'ami ...

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Le turbot ... and before some smartypants scolds Chambo that that ain't technically a turbot, I beat you to it before I saw it !

 

Yes, Chambo even wrestles head maitre d's at the threes to the mat, corrects them of facts and then graciously says merci.

 

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Ce petit turbotin est un peu mignon, non ? Alors, oui !

 

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World class scalpel and surgical skills are shown for all to see. 

 

C'est du theatre sans mots, un ballet des couteaux, pas de ciseaux, peu de force avec la fourchette, comment c'est chouette !

 

 

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et de la sauce ... of course ...

 

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L'autre  ...

 

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La Seine is just outside that window ... bonjour Pont Neuf, bonjour Pont des Arts, bonjour M. Louvre ...

 

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Chez Guy, c'est le classicisme suprême qui régne ... avec juste une petite touche d'aujourd'hui. 

 

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#6 Anthony Bonner

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Posted 09 August 2015 - 06:03 PM

You threw that window pic in there for your boy. Admit it.

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#7 Chambolle

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Posted 09 August 2015 - 06:39 PM

Bonner, don't you have some kids to be attending to !

 

(Congrats, by the way)

 

You know, their personality is fully formed by age 2 ... at the latest.

 

AB^2's sails are set. The die are cast. He's off on his own into the wild blue yonder. There is nothing more you can do for him. I hope you did him well.

 

Focus on the princess now, please !

 

This is the House of Bonner's big chance to expand its territorial holdings.

 

The House of Savoy should be a total fallback position.

 

Think big, Bonner !

 

Think kingdoms, Bonner !

 

Kingdoms come and kingdoms go. Why shouldn't a kingdom come YOUR way one day !

 

I must be going now ... for I am bronzed like a God .. for I follow the sun in every way ... for it's time to cool off and take un bain au soleil ...

 

Adieu ... and until we meet again ... teach her the classics, Bonner. The classics. 

 

Please excuse me now ... for I have a rooftop pool to attend to.
 
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#8 Rail Paul

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Posted 10 August 2015 - 01:32 PM

That's wonderful photography, Chambolle. Thanks for sharing it.


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#9 Chambolle

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Posted 11 August 2015 - 07:19 AM

Je vous en prie, RP. And that was kind of you to say so.