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L'historical past. It's been ten years since Brazilian chef Raphael Rego, initially from Rio de Janeiro and arrived in France in 2009, has stood on his personal two toes. In 2014, he launched his first Oka, pocket desk type, within the 9e district of Paris. Which will then migrate into the 5e, and shall be topped with a Michelin star. For a number of months, he has continued this story right here, in what was the wonderful Papillon by Christophe Saintagne, completely remodeled.

The tasting. Raphael Rego affords a five- and seven-course tasting menu, in a sublime and intimate setting with sixteen seats. Exceptional merchandise are out, to not assert their pedigree however to underline the culinary discourse, that of a bridge between Brazilian soul and French custom. It’s marinated scallops, bathed in an emulsified Moqueca sauce (a type of fish stew). Or the big carabinero shrimp to be loved together with your fingers, seasoned with acai berry. Or the skinny slice of wagyu beef simply seared within the flame, nourished with its fats and lined with a beetroot confit mille-feuille.

Ennobled with lobster jus and a spoonful of caviar, the spelled and cassava risotto with its rustic look proves that on the finish of the fork, garments don't appear like a monk both. In fantastically sculpted apparel, the desserts – apples and corn on one facet, chocolate and chili on the opposite – boast the identical deliciously blended DNA. Large home service, led by Yoann Grégory, latest Meilleur Ouvrier de France butler.

Good to know. Oka on the tails… Fogo on the tails! Glued to his gourmand desk, Rego has opened this steak home within the type of an elegant bistro, additionally validated, the place you’ll be able to get pleasure from items of meat and fish to share, cooked over the coals (a la carte 50-100 euros). The two eating places talk by way of a type of hall the place a sublime boudoir that may be privatized is hidden.

Oka and Fogo, 8, rue Meissonier, 75017 Paris, 01 56 79 81 88. Menus: 195 and 245 euros.