Jamin-16th Arrondissement

Walk into Jamin and you access a tradition of five decades of fine dining. Launched by the Bordelais chef, Jean Jamin, the stoves have been manned by Gérard Bresson, Dominique Bouchet and Joel Robuchon, who earned his third Michelin star while on his way to international repute.

 

Walk into Jamin and you access a tradition of five decades of fine dining. Launched by the Bordelais chef, Jean Jamin, the stoves have been manned by Gérard Bresson, Dominique Bouchet and Joel Robuchon, who earned his third Michelin star while on his way to international repute.

Current owner Alain Pras brings an imposing pedigree to this latest manifestation. Eight years with the Frère Trosgros in Roanne and twenty years with Guy Savoy have taught him not only how to run a top flight kitchen but how to welcome his guests with an excess of charm and warmth.

Almost before we sat down a bienvenue flute was offered and delivered with an ameuse-bouche of chilled sweet potato soup followed by a bottle of a young but ready Medoc.

We left ourselves in Alain’s hands for a menu de dégustation that began with crispy sesame prawns and continued with pan fried sea bass on a bed of lemongrass Thai rice with a coconut/curry sauce on the side.

Two perfectly rosé pieces of lamb from the rack served with spinach were up next and we finished with Chef David 

Legrand’s signature dessert: Fondant praliné-feuilleté au chocolat, Glace Chocolat.

Prices for this caliber of cuisine were quite reasonable and a formule of entrée, plat et dessert at 35 euros is a painless way to get acqauinted

Jamin
32 rue de Longchamp Paris 75016
Metro: Trocadero
Tel 01-4553-0007
Closed All Day Sunday and Saturday for lunch

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