steak tartare with an Asian touch
75, rue Crozatier
+33 1 53 17 02 44
Don’t ever think of Will as a boring nickname, it’s also a hidden gem that foodies should not miss. William Pradeleix, the chef, loves combining French traditional flavors with more exotic ones. Our meal at Will was a true ode to fusion food and an original on the Paris dining scene.
pork belly with baby artichokes
We started off with a reinvention of the classic French tartare, seasoned with sesame seeds, white truffle and green mango. The sesame added a fresh and crunchy twist to the chopped meat. My partner in crime was satisfied as well with her appetizer : hamachi (Japanese amberjack) with citrus reduction and grapefruit. The raw Japanese fish was sliced sashimi-style and perfectly cooked by the citrus and the grapefruit. A real hit, especially if you already miss those summer days.
risotto with a scallop
The mains were also quite impressive: risotto style daikon with sepia ink; duck magret with passion fruit seasoning and a super tender pork belly with baby artichokes and teriyaki sauce.
interior, photo by Castalie.com
The show didn’t stop when desserts came. The chocolate and sesame entremet with a caramel heart took me to heaven. If you prefer lighter desserts, go for the thai basilic panna cotta with diced mango.
ooh la la, chocolate perfection
The tasting menu is priced at €45 at night, quite fair for a « Michelin Star » level meal. For lunch, there’s a delicious menu for only €19.
In a nutshell? Will is the new place to be if you’re looking for amazing French food with an exotic twist.
If you like this then, try the delicious Sola for French/Japanese fusion in the 5th.
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