Lhen she escapes from her parent company in Valence to join her Dame de Pic in Paris, Anne-Sophie Pic wanders around the capital. Between two services, the most starred chef in the world – nine in total between France, Switzerland and England – takes the opportunity to decompress while walking. After leaving his table nestled in the 1er arrondissement, it always passes in front of the Louvre pyramid in order to reach its pied-à-terre, in the 6e district, in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés. “I love to walk from the left bank to the right bank. It’s a permanent happiness, ”she rejoices. The perfect opportunity for Anne-Sophie Pic to reveal to the Point his five favorite addresses in the capital.
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“This shop with its refined decor and zen atmosphere takes on all the brightness of the day at a street corner near Odéon. Maki Maruyama, who trained me in her art and has become a very close friend over time, offers incredible Japanese green teas there. Matcha, sencha, genmaicha, hojicha, gyokuro, they are all more delicious than each other. You can also find the range that we imagined together. You can even take part in a tea ceremony like in the Land of the Rising Sun. »
95 rue de Seine, 6e. To from €12 for a 50 g sachet. www.jugetsudo.fr
Its cocktail bar: Little Red Door
“I discovered this mysterious temple in the Marais where you push open a red door to enter at the time when my friend Rémy Savage was working his magic. Inside, the place, which overflows with mad energy, mixes wood with ancient stone. I sit along the bar to see the team of mixologists prepare their drinks live. I really appreciate cocktails that feature citrus fruits, fruits and vegetables. Some nibbles are provided to accompany them. Please note that there are no reservations here! »
60, rue Charlot, 3e. From €12 per cocktail. www.lrdparis.com
His wine merchant: Les Caves de la Mère Germaine
“Antoine Pétrus, best worker in France sommelier and also best worker in France butler, signs a very nice selection in this sober and elegant place. All French vineyards are celebrated. Little more, you will see in the window the Saint-Péray that I make in the Rhone Valley with the winemaker Michel Chapoutier. A cuvée where Marsanne reigns supreme, revealing floral, white peach and acacia notes. »
153, boulevard Saint-Germain, 6e.
His pastry chef: Pierre Hermé
“When I take the train from Gare de Lyon to return to Valence, I often stop at the corner of Pierre Hermé, crowned best pastry chef in the world in 2016. His infinitely vanilla millefeuille is marvellous. The contrast of textures between the crispy caramelized puff pastry and the creaminess of the mascarpone cream assembled from vanilla from Tahiti, Mexico and Madagascar is to die for. I can’t resist also tasting his collection of seasonal macaroons. When it comes to chocolate, I have a weakness for “sweet pleasure”, combining crunchy chocolate with caramel. »
Gare de Lyon, place Louis-Armand, hall 1, 12e. www.pierreherme.com
His urban farm: Under the strawberries
“Perched on the roofs of the BHV Marais since 2017, this suspended secret garden flourishes over 1,420 m² of surface area. More than 22,000 plants grow there in permaculture between edible flowers, strawberries, raspberries, kiwis, thyme, rosemary, mint, hops… This collective goes to the end of its approach by only accepting customers at a reasoned and reasonable distance by bike. . We have our aromatic plants delivered to the Dame de Pic Paris every day. I particularly like their rose geranium, which reminds me of my native Drôme, as well as their marigold. »
52, rue de Rivoli, 4e. www.souslesfraises.com