How about experiencing an original and immersive restaurant for an unparalleled moment? Ephemera Restaurant is the concept created by three young people who wanted to provide restaurants taking you to a whole universe, like it already is available abroad, but in an affordable and accessible fashion.
Annaïg Ferrand, Loris De Vaucelles and Jade Frommer – recently graduated from the Institut Paul Bocuse – have decided to launch in 2019 a first temporary restaurant for a weekend in Lyon. The success was immediate and continued with the opening of another immersive and ephemeral restaurant that met success as well. This is how was born the will to create the Ephemeragroup offering to open ephemeral and immersive restaurants for a while in different partnering locations and restaurants.
After a few starting problems because of Covid and their first version in Lyon, Ephemera Restaurant now comes to Paris, in a hidden location of MK2 Bibliothèque movie theater in Paris 13th arrondissement, and unveils a first immersive universe taking us under the sea. Under The Sea, this is the name of the first décor of this restaurant expected to change over time. As a matter of fact, the restaurant will change theme, transforming the décor of the room, tables, cutlery, menu and pictures screened to take us to other lands in a few months. For instance, themes such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory or Avatar are expected…
From the tables to the animated flooring, to the plants and corals on the ceiling, we feel like twenty thousand leagues under the seas. Boards placed here and there tell us about the different scenes changing over the course of the meal.
Let us start with the appetizer and whales, the starter comes with the fantastic fauna of the colorful coral reefs, while the main course is enlivened with sharks and desserts with the beautiful jelly fishes. And the climax at the end, with an explosive and paced scene.
The menu – aiming at being affordable for this kind of concept – serves seafood, obviously. After a leek-seaweed appetizer, we were delighted by the gravlax salmon-like trout, pickleweed and pickled celery with some tarragon foam.
As for the main, we discovered some grilled, fennel seed-marinated gilthead seabream served with some surprising eel-beetroot cannelloni. It was topped with buttery beetroot sauce.
Last but not least, the pretty dessert consisted in lemon jelly, candied lemon, lemon mousse and citrus fruit ice cream, meringue, grapefruit segments and a tiny madeleine for the final touch.
In other words, this was an astounding and atypical experience we enjoyed along with a very enchanting meal.
Dates and Opening Time
Starts 14 March 2022
128/162 av. de France
75013 Paris 13
Tapas au Bar: €12 - €15
Fourchette carte : €30 - €50