Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s cuisine is like edible art. It’s fitting then, that the Royal Monceau Raffles Paris, a hotel intimately connected with the art world, is home to the celebrity Chef’s latest restaurant.
Opened in May 2016, the Matsuhisa Paris is the latest addition to Chef Nobu’s expansive restaurant empire which already counts over 39 establishments across the world.
One of the biggest names in world cuisine today, Chef Matsuhisa developed his signature fusion style during his time in Peru. The young Chef decided to move to the South American country, and cash in on the growing population of Japanese expatriates who were setting up their businesses there. However, though the demand for a sushi restaurant was growing, the markets and producers, struggled to catch up.
Many ingredients essential to Japanese cooking were unavailable in the country, so Matsuhisa improvised with whatever was at hand to create the signature style he is famous for. Nowadays, you’ll struggle to find a major city that hasn’t fallen in love with Nobu’s cuisine and his restaurants can be found in over 28 cities across the world.
Ever since his first restaurant in Beverly Hills started attracting celebrities and international gourmets, Nobu, has become a byword for culinary artistry and an elite clientele and the Matushisa Paris, his 6th fine dining restaurant, promises to continue the tradition.
Classic fusion dishes such as Albacore Tuna Sashimi with Jalapeño peppers and Sashimi Tacos are making a strong entrance in a city already known for its buzzing culinary scene, but the true difference at this new restaurant, is the inclusion of the eight seater live cooking bar called the “Omakase Bar” and the signature dishes by the Royal Monceau’s executive Chef, Hideki Endo.
Chef Hideki blends French delicacies with the Nobu philosophy to create unique dishes such as Algae Tacos with Black Truffle, Wagyu Beef with Foie Gras Ravioli and a collection of sauces such as Ponzu wasabi and aioli. Diners looking for an intimate dining experience, will enjoy the Omakase Bar, the restaurant’s 8 seater table where they can see Nobu cuisine cooked right before their very eyes.
The Nobu experience is continued at the Long Bar, where signature Matsuhisa Paris cocktails are served in a Phillip Stark designed bar area. Like an open invitation to discover more of Matsuhisa’s universe of flavor, the bar offers novel interpretations of classic cocktails such as the Martini, Mojito, Bloody Mary and Margarita… all laced with a dash of Sake.
Left: Baby Spinach Salad Grilled Shrimp/Right: Yellowtail Jalapeno
Left: Salmon new style sashimi/ Right: Rockshrimp tempura creamy