Six years ago, in the very chic 7th arrondissement in Paris was born Les Climats, a gourmet restaurant created by Carole Colin and Denis Jamet, two fans of Burgundy wines and already owning the chic bistro Chez Monsieur in the 8th arrondissement.
Enjoying a Michelin star since 2015 and three “Grand Award of Excellence” glasses from Wine Spectator magazine since 2017, Les Climats provides French modern and creative cuisine as well as a very large and rich range of Burgundy wines covering 300 pages and 3000 references, very varied including grands crus and small gems.
And let's say it, wherever you're in the restaurant, you're surrounded by bottles of Burgundy wine.
In Les Climats kitchen, it’s now 33-year-old chef Emmanuel Kouri who works here. The chef worked with Pierre Gagnaire, Yannick Alléno at Le Meurice and Eric Fréchon at L’Epicure where he’s been the second. It’s now his first post as chef.
Emmanuel Kouri takes particular care of vegetables and concocts very tasty meat and fish dishes. His cooking is elegant, delicious and very polished. Not one dish we ate failed us, on the contrary.
The seasonal menu created by Emmanuel Kouri features 5 starters and 5 main courses. It changes with the months.
Les Climats also provides a lunch menu for €49 and an initiation menu in 5 courses for €130.
Each season, the chef promotes products of the moment. If in early September it was all about morels, in October, you can enjoy some blue lobster.
The Breton sardine, slightly grilled is stuffed with smoked ricotta with fresh herbs and nasturtium leaf jus was served last month as an appetizer and is now available on the starter menu.
Moving on to dessert, peach & verbena infused with raspberry and verbena syrup is served with some streusel and peach/white balsamic sorbet is available on the October menu.
Moving on to wines, a year ago, the restaurant has hired sommelier Francesco Cosci. Coming from Florence, Italy, he worked at Clos Maggiore in Covent Garden, London. The sommelier knows what to recommend for each appetizer or each dish a great vintage that actually considers what you like in terms of red or white. Moreover, he tells you the story behind each bottle.
Les Climats inaugurates their new décor with new furniture and is set in the former house of the Post Office ladies, an Art Nouveau building with marble and stained-glass windows built in 1905.
The restaurant also features a bar, a winter garden overlooking the terrace-garden as well as a cellar, La Cave des Climats, set on rue de Verneuil, about 100 meters from the restaurant.
What if our first resolution this Fall 2019 was discovering Emmanuel Kouri’s cuisine at Les Climats?
Dates and Opening Time
Starts 23 June 2020
41 Rue de Lille
75007 Paris 7
Musée d'Orsay RER C
Solférino, ligne 12
Menu déjeuner: 49 €
Menu Initiation en 5 services: 130 €