The Man Who Fell from the Sky: Le Jules Verne

  • Jack Smith

Paris

One of the world’s most unforgettable dining experiences begins at the esplanade by the Eiffel Tower’s South Pillar, where a private lift whisks you to Le Jules Verne restaurant. By day, the views from your table are breathtaking; at night, with the City of Lights twinkling below you, there is no more romantic restaurant on Earth.

Remarkably, the culinary experience at Le Jules Verne more than equals the view. An especially interesting touch at the table is the "presentation" plate, which echoes the tower’s interlacing structure and girders. The wine list is a departure from convention, focusing on France’s new generation of vintners from Bordeaux, Burgundy, and the Rhône. But while his cellar reflects a certain Francocentrism, Ducasse says that, true to the adventurous spirit of Jules Verne, the restaurant also serves vodka, Japanese whiskey, and a California gin.

+33.1.45.55.61.44, www.lejulesverne-paris?.com

Read Next Article >>
The newly crowned chef prepared a celebratory meal for an exclusive group of guests in Southern...
Photo by Robyn Mackenzie
The Robb Report headquarters in sunny Malibu served as the ideal location for the cookout…
Photo by  Evan Sung
The soup dumplings at RedFarm, a new restaurant on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, could not be more...
If one doubts that food has become high fashion in Saint-Tropez, one need only venture into the...
Photo by Ray Kachatorian
Curtis Stone, the Australian chef, is trying something new: opening his first restaurant...
Chefs Daniel Boulud, Emeril Lagasse, and Buddy Valastro hosted the recent Ultimo, a Weekend of...
Some of the world’s best chefs will prepare a series of extraordinary dinners…
Entry to the Super Bowl Culinary Kickoff is available with exclusive access to the big game…
Photo by Meg Smith
The temporary eatery will serve “refined country-club” dishes and take reservations through March 2…
The six-seat booth provides an intimate meeting place in the nation’s capital and has its own...