Dessance, the first all desserts gourmet restaurant in paris
Do you have a sweetly unadulterated taste for an unprecedented experience? Then Dessance may well be your next gastronomic adventure. The name brings together the words ‘dessert’ and ‘naissance’, the French for ‘birth’. Here, in this former mansion of the Marais, you can enjoy an appetiser to prepare the palate followed by a dessert main course with perhaps a touch of the savoury followed by something appealingly sweet to bring it all to a smooth and satisfying conclusion. It was thought that only Japanese chefs could surprise us with off the wall experimentation, but this assumption doesn’t take into account Philippe Baranes, one of the most visionary creators and producers of French culinary environments. He has broken out of the rut and cast aside the conventions of how we think about meals. This sweet fusion food, however, is not all about sweetness and sugar. No, there are fruits, vegetables and fresh herbs lending flavour and texture, all according to the seasons. The sweetness fades and reveals a palette of subtle flavours when paired with these ingredients. Before the guests pastry chef Christophe Boucher, who has previously worked with the star chefs of Grand Veyfour and Pavillon Ledoyen, prepares desserts to order. Concentrated pear, chervil, Greek yoghurt and frozen beets served on a cloud of white chocolate with cranberries and a bergamot sorbet surprise and amaze the diners. Savoury agreements allow for a subtle variety of nuance with raw trout, sorrel, apple, lemon… This first all desserts gourmet restaurant is amazing, especially as there is no need to wait all the way until the end of the meal to enjoy your sweet! A must-see on the Oberkampf. JR.
Dessance, 74 rue des Archives (3rd). Tel. 01 42 77 23 62
Continuous service from 14:00 to 23:30 on Wednesday and Thursday, and from 12:00 to midnight Friday to Sunday.
Choice of desserts à la carte at € 19, Carte Blanche menu to share at € 22 per person.
Less than a 20 minute walk from the Hotel Fabric