Having worked in the kitchens of Ledoyen, the Bristol, Pierre Gagnaire, and the Royal Monceau, the Chef caused quite a surprise in 2012 by closing his restaurant, La Bigarrade, to set off to nurture his reflection and open up to other culinary cultures.
Constantly on the lookout for a new artisan of taste, he likes nothing more than finding a recent product that will come to fuel his inspiration, deepen his thoughts and supplement his technical knowledge.
What best describes the Chef? An insatiable curiosity, a profound respect for traditional basics, but also for producers, winegrowers, artisans, the expression of terroirs, cultures, and seasons. He has this precision, this attention to detail, this passion for his profession, and a rare ability to share all of it with others.
Christophe Pelé’s precise and instinctive cuisine asserts itself with modernity at Le Clarence: although traditional basics remain one of Chef’s inspirations, he and his team create and put together every dish for each guest at Le Clarence, on the spot and even by intuition. The cuisine here is vibrant and extraordinary. Christophe Pelé brings this touch of innovation and spontaneity that makes Le Clarence’s cuisine inspired and deliciously appealing.
The excellence of the French art of living, within a superb Parisian private mansion.
Excellence and conviviality come together in the restaurant. Service at Le Clarence, knowing and discreet, does its utmost to make a meal a pure moment of pleasure, relaxation, and even discovery. In the kitchen, a cosmopolitan team is driven by the will of highlighting extraordinary products throughout the seasons with dishes suffused with multiple influences.
Le Clarence, nestled within an elegant 19th-century private mansion, located at 31 Avenue Franklin D. Roosevelt, opened in November 2015. It was entirely refurbished and decorated by the finest creative craftsmen, according to the instructions of H.R.H. Prince Robert of Luxemburg, who wished to reproduce in Paris the unique ambiance of Château Haut-Brion. Le Clarence is an elegant, warm, welcoming, and refined restaurant, the image of France’s finest terroirs, coordinated with great enthusiasm by a talented team.
Instagram: @pele.christophe @leclarenceparis
Restaurant web site: https://www.le-clarence.paris/en/the-restaurant/
Restaurant address: 31 Av. Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 75008 Paris, France