Second collaboration between Charles-de-Gaulle airport and Guy Martin. After I Love Paris, a gastronomic restaurant, Guy Martin bets on bistronomy with The French Taste, his new restaurant set in terminal 2F of Roissy airport, meaning, it’s only open to travelers with a plane ticket for this terminal.
Terminal 2F is mainly used by Air France for its flights for Europe. It’s used as a flagship in terms of airport food thanks to its food court where we can find The French Taste along with luxury spots such as Prunier, Caviar House, Bellota-Bellota, as well as cheaper spots such as Paul, Exki and Starbuck Coffee.
The French Taste is a neo-classic brasserie. It enables travelers to enjoy the Grand Véfour two-Michelin-Star owner’s cuisine.
The French Taste is for travelers in a hurry (you can eat in 20 up to 30 minutes, because, when taking the order, the staff asks passengers the time they have to eat and advise them the best they can) as well as for travelers waiting for their connection since they have several hours before them.
This new address by Guy Martin offers a contemporary cuisine combining pleasure and wellness and that (almost) suits every budget, from morning to evening for a breakfast, a lunch or a dinner and even a teatime and a pre-dinner drink (breakfast set menu starting from €9, boards from €10, starters from €11, express menu with starter-main course or main course-dessert for €26, set menu with starter-main course-dessert for €39, kid menu for €15, teatime for €9.50…).
At The French Taste, only fresh produce are served and some of them are organic, others from sustainable agriculture, prepared in a real kitchen. The food served is French, open to the world especially thanks to spices, as Guy Martin explains. Philosophy is the same as at Grand Véfour.
On the menu, we find the excellent foie gras terrine, just exquisite and which cooking is perfectly mastered and served with condiments (cucumber, tomatoes and white grapes, green juice with herbs), very fresh n the mouth. Vegetarians can go for the green spring roll with green shiso and its yellow tomato gazpacho and its cardamom yoghurt. Super fresh, crispy, sour, it provides a true healthy sensation.
In terms of main courses, the knife-cut beef tartare, nashi and sesame is perfectly seasoned. As for the meagre pan-fried on its skin, it’s simply great, served with its sun-dried tomatoes purée, a bit sour and most of all, it’s served with a chunk of grapefruit slightly warmed.
As a dessert, we enjoy the vanilla beans falling in the bottom of the crème brûlée that we find in the coffee and gourmet desserts offer. The vanilla macaron is to die for, we could even wake up at night to eat some more in secret. The chocolate mousse is topped with a crispy biscuit made of cocoa nibs and is creamy, well chocolatey but not too much, just perfect. And speaking of the apricot-mango cake, it’s very good, fresh, sweet just like it should be and is slightly crispy on top.
As everything in the plate, the setting is clean, despite a low ceiling. The restaurant, featuring a large central counter, counts 80 seats and only expects you during your next travel.
From 13 July 2018 to 31 December 2018
The French Taste
Paris-Charles De Gaulle (CDG)
95700 Roissy en France
Food court du terminal 2F de l'aéroport Roissy Charles-de-Gaulle
01 48 16 55 23