Empreinte, French terroir cuisine by chef Jérôme Laurent

Published by Manon de Sortiraparis · Published on January 11th, 2024 at 02:56 p.m.
Chef Jérôme Laurent, supported by his brother Florian, opens Empreinte, his first restaurant in his own name. Here, he showcases the finest dishes from France's terroir, the work of artisans who love their products.

Empreinte ticks all the boxes for a restaurant with good taste, respectful of the environment and the consumer, thanks to quality seasonal produce, as local as possible, sourced from small producers, breeders, market-gardeners and wine-growers who all have one thing in common: a passion for their trade and their terroir. A passion that leaves its mark on every plate in chef Jérôme Laurent's new restaurant.

"Each artisan, in his or her own way, leaves a distinctive mark on my cuisine, whether it's a passionate baker who supplies our crusty bread, a market gardener who grows colorful organic vegetables, or a cheese ripener, they all contribute to the essence of our menu," explains the chef.

Lamb from Aveyron, farm-raised veal from Ségala, pigeon from Hubert Héliès, duck from Ferme de Bouyssou, farm-raised pig from Mont Lagast, beef from the family farm in Lariès: these fine animals are all part of a menu that evolves according to market returns, new arrivals and the seasons.

The same goes for fish, shellfish and crustaceans direct from Brittany, vegetables from Jardins de Brières, citrus fruits from Bachès, organic cereals and pulses from Aveyron, butter from Ferme de Beillevaire and cheeses selected and matured by Meilleurs Ouvriers de France Christelle Lorho, Cyrille Lorho and Xavier Thuret.

Good products from the French terroir form the basis of this new restaurant, Jérôme Laurent 's first under his own name. At Empreinte, recently inaugurated a stone's throw from the Bourse, this chef, who worked alongside Yannick Alléno for many years - notably at Le Meurice, Le Terroir Parisien and Le STAY - offers artisanal cuisine in the French tradition.

Supported by Florian, his brother and restaurant manager, he unveils discovery menus (only!), at €39 for lunch for a starter/main course/dessert, €59 for 4 courses, €75 for 5 courses, and even a children's menu at €25 to help youngsters discover the best that France has to offer. Of course, wine and food pairings are also on offer, and the cellar boasts over 100 references, all of them French!

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3 Rue Saint-Augustin
75002 Paris 2

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