Japanese Chef Atshushi Tanaka seems ever so slightly out of place in his Parisienne `Restaurant A.T`. Just over the road there`s the World famous , classic French Restaurant `Tour d`Argent` and just around the corner there`s Notre Dame Cathedral. Right in the middle of this Parisian Latin Quarter area Tanaka opened his restaurant in 2014 serving up a cuisine bearing no particular genre or style….a total one off in the city. Obviously something worked as shortly after opening, Forbes magazine named it “One of the 12 coolest places to eat” and following that the bookings started and didn`t stop.
Chef Tanaka was born and raised in Japan before heading around the World to knock on the kitchen doors of the finest Chefs that he could find. Pierre Gagnaire in Paris, Quique Dacosta in Alicante, Sergio Herman of Oud Sluis as well as some of the top Nordic Restaurants like Geranium in Copenhagen and Frantzén and Oaxen Krog in Stockholm. This multi cultural training was combined to make Atsushi into the Chef he is today , cooking in no particular style or being cast in any Chefs mould. The food at A.T. is pretty much a one off – Colourful , fresh , healthy , light and influenced by Chefs life journey. It`s totally unique , definitely not the classic food of the city and if you`re after a light supper after a day on the Bread and Patisserie of Paris then go and give Restaurant A.T. a try out. We went for the Tasting menu , great value at 95 Euros ( £80 / $103) for 12 courses .
Leek / Browned Butter.
Oyster / Kohlrabi / Sudachi