Photo courtesy of Sur Mesure par Thierry Marx, Mandarin Oriental Paris
Photo courtesy of Mandarin Oriental Paris copyright
Sur Mesure par Thierry Marx
Cuisine: European, French
It's easy to feel a little intimidated when you do at last get the chance to dine in the signature restaurant of a famous celebrity chef, whose picture graces billboards city-wide. But intimidating is... Read More
It's easy to feel a little intimidated when you do at last get the chance to dine in the signature restaurant of a famous celebrity chef, whose picture graces billboards city-wide. But intimidating is anything but what warm-hearted Chef Thierry Marx instills by his humble and approachable persona. It is this warmth that he transmit through his cuisine and his curated signature dishes. At the Mandarin Oriental Paris, Sur Mesure is its 2-starred and starring restaurant. This is where Chef Marx's talents are displayed to full effect – and full dining enjoyment. The menu encourages partaking of five, six, seven or eight courses. The only dish that is served to all is the Sushi & Caviar. If you are not yet a lover of caviar, you will find it exquisite when served atop a traditional singular piece of seaweed-wrapped maki. And that's just for the amuse bûches.
- Best Restaurants: "One of the chef's signature dishes here is the Soy and Oysters "risotto" with Morels. The risotto is made with soybean sprouts so the crunch of it catches you unawares. It's a delightful catch however and those who enjoy fine dining on a lighter cuisine, will thoroughly enjoy all that Chef Marx creates here in his 2- Michelin-starred restaurant."
- Recommended as Best Restaurants Because: Chef Marx spent several years chefing for one of Bordeaux' most illustrious family-owned chateau/wineries in Pauillac before finding his way, and his firm footing, here.