“My cuisine reflects the values passed down by my grandparents who were farmers: serving what nature offers us, and not the other way around.” From his respect for the seasons and his collaboration with small-scale, ecologically minded producers to his efforts to minimise waste, the principles of sustainable development underpin David Toutain’s approach. Able to sublimate plants and reveal their hidden flavours, it is hardly surprising that this chef, with his boundless imagination and unparalleled technique, has mastered the art of cooking vegetables, herbs, flowers... and the “earth”.
Rates and services
Terminology: t. = tax, s.n.i. = service not included, s.i. = service included
For your information: 1 EUR = 1.22 USD
Discover the restaurant
Behind a modest façade on a quiet street in the neighbourhood of Les Invalides in Paris, David Toutain has been showcasing his unique talents since 2013. Reflecting his proud heritage as the grandson of farmers, the intimate dining room of this restaurant is elegantly accentuated by pale oak and soft lighting — the perfect prelude to the Normandy-born chef’s resolutely plant-based cuisine. Having trained under the world’s best, he creates meticulous, singular expressions inspired by the many sensorial experiences offered by nature, in which lobster mingles with fir trees, veal with meadowsweet and vegetables shimmer with a rare intensity. Walk along the shores of a turbulent ocean, explore the magical autumnal undergrowth of the forest or wander into a dazzling meadow of flowers: each dish invites you on a voyage of discovery.
RESTAURANT DAVID TOUTAIN
Member Relais & Châteaux since 2020