...were prepared by Adeline Grattard, a young chef that everyone talks about. Within a couple of months after opening her restaurant Yam'Tcha in the center of Paris near Les Halles, she got enthusiastic reviews from the creme de la creme of the food critics, and that included nothing less than a Michelin Star !
Her style of cooking is clearly focussed on taste, no complicated fancy presentation, by combining the flavours of Chinese and French Cuisine, integrating her experiences from learning at Ferrandi (yeah, just like me, so there is hope !), at Pascal Barbot's Astrance and then a couple of years spent in China.
The asparagus (our 3rd starter in the tasting menu) were from the Landes and braised with kumquats and petoncles (small scallops). Amazingly tender, melting in your mouth, and not only super delicious but also beautifully plated.
Just for the anecdote : at the end of our dinner, Adeline came to our table (initially because of a payment issue), and asked whether I was a cook. Ehhh, yes but how do you know, I replied. She pointed smilingly at my hand, that I had burnt the week before in the restaurant with damned hot oil running over it...
I can only recommend to try a dinner at Yam'Tcha...if you have the patience. Book about two months in advance and be prepared to a rather long service.
4 rue Sauval
Tél. : 01 40 26 08 07