Auberge Nicolas Flamel

Upon the announcement of the departure of the excellent Alan Geaam, who had deserted the Nicolas Flamel inn a year ago, some feared finding themselves in Gros-Jean as before, according to the medieval expression. But the disillusionment was short-lived: the Franco-Lebanese starred chef had the good idea of ​​installing Grégory Garimbay in this old restaurant located in the oldest building in the capital – it was erected in the Middle Ages, at 51 rue Montmorency .

Grégory Garimbay, new chef of the Nicolas Flamel inn

Listen, good people, the dish is good and, in his thirties, Chef Garimbay has a job! Second at the Plaza-Athénée, he was also Sylvestre Wahid's right-hand man, at Thoumieux, rue Saint-Dominique (7th). Now he is alone in charge,

Alan Geaam remains the owner of the place but he gives carte blanche to this cook, who writes his personal story in this house with its old beams and Gothic facade which the room is fitted out – striking contrast! – in the best contemporary Scandinavian style.

Room of the Nicolas Flamel inn

It’s right here – long before the Nordic design trend! – what Nicolas Flamel experienced. Died in 1418, the latter first made a career as a public writer before becoming rich through real estate speculation and becoming a sort of Robin Hood of the Marais. He distributed to the needy a part of his fortune which was considerable, to the point that some concluded that Nicholas knew how to transform metal into gold.

Auberge Nicolas Flamel

Chef Grégory Garimbay transforms a series of classic dishes into a treat. And he does this “instinctively and in the moment”, as it is written on the wall of the open kitchen which opens onto the room. Lunch menu at €38, “4-course signature” menu at €70. Starters: leeks, scallops, langoustines, from €28 to €38. Dishes: line-caught turbot, blue lobster, sweetbreads, Culoiselle chicken, from €42 to €48. Hunting products: Beauce hare à la royale at €65, Pithiviers (mallard, foie gras, cabbage) at €62.

Auberge Nicolas Flamel
51, Rue de Montmorency, 75003 Paris
Tuesday to Saturday from 12 p.m. to 13:45 p.m. then from 19:30 p.m. to 21:30 p.m.
Closed Monday and Sunday
Tel: +01 42 71 77 78

Text: Katia Barillot

12.11.21

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