It's not just that back to school feeling of "la rentrée" that signals the end of summer in Paris... It's also those chefs, reinvigorated after their holidays in the sun, with their heads full of new projects ideas ready to start afresh back in the city come September.
Paris is a capital city at the cutting edge of some of the finest gastronomy in the world making it the natural location for France's culinary heavyweights to showcase their new and exciting projects with the onset of the new season.
From signature street food and breweries to gourmet pedestrian streets littered with Michelin starred restaurants, discover 11 unmissable restaurant openings coming up in Paris this autumn, from some of France's best-known chefs.
Marxito by Thierry Marx
Thierry Marx, the French chef specialised in molecular gastronomy and head chef at the Mandarin Oriental in Paris, always surprises with yet ever more innovative ideas. His latest project is Marxito, a healthy street food brand where the chef will offer a revisited sandwich in the form of two buckwheat pancakes, filled with mainly organic and vegetarian ingredients.
Marxito1bis Rue Jean Mermoz, 75008 Paris, FranceWebsite
The famous Beaupassage, a vast urban project initiated by Emerige in the 7th arrondissement of Paris, was inaugurated at the end of August. It's here that you'll find restaurants, pastry shops and bakeries opened, by among others Yannick Alléno (Allenothèque), Thierry Marx (La Boulangerie), Anne-Sophie Pic (Daily Pic), Olivier Bellin (Mersea)or Pierre Hermé (Le Café)... What a beautiful line-up! Find out more here.
53-59 rue de Grenelle (489.18 km) 75007 ParisWebsite
BÔ BY JULIA SEDEFDJIAN
Julia Sedefdjian, the youngest Michelin starred chef in France in 2016, opened her first bar on 6 September, a few months after the opening of her first restaurant Baïeta. Here you can sip good rum cocktails and sample Caribbean-influenced cuisine with small "typical and tasty" dishes like subkaia papaya & mango, a ferocious avocado (cod-based and chilli), chicken Chiquetaille or lobster with vegetarian pepper butter.
8 rue de Poissy, 75005 Paris
FRÉDÉRIC DUCA'S ROOSTER
After a few years in the United States, Frédéric Duca returns to Paris to open Rooster in mid-October, his brand new restaurant located in the 17th arrondissement of Paris.
"I want to write my story in this place, Rooster will symbolize my south of France origins, my Parisian experiences and the New York twist that I loved," explains the Marseille of his new Paris venture.
137, rue Cardinet, 75017 ParisWebsite
JOIA BY HÉLÈNE DARROZE
Already established in the capital for many years, two Michelin starred chef Hélène Darroze once again shares her talent and know-how at the new address, Joia, located in rue des Jeuneurs in the 2nd arrondissement of Paris. On the menu are a la carte dishes inspired by her childhood in Southwest France where gourmets will be able to taste hake from Saint-Jean de Luz roasted with garlic sauce chimichurri or Rouget stuffed with chipirons or neck of lamb confit with ras-el-hanout.
39 rue des Jeuneurs Paris 2Website
L'ESCARGOT 1903 BY YANNICK TRANCHANT
The pastry chef, who is equally talented with savoury cuisine, takes over L'Escargot 1903 in mid-September, the Michelin starred restaurant at Puteaux.
L'Escargot 190318 Rue Charles Lorilleux, 92800 Puteaux Website
YANNICK ALLÉNO'S NEW COOKING SCHOOL
The three-star chefs' first cooking school opens this September, in partnership with Mauviel. Find out the details here.
Yannick Alléno's Cooking Classes at Pavillon Ledoyen
8 Avenue Dutuit, 75008 ParisWebsite
FROUFROU AND JUAN ARBELAEZ'S CUISINE
Juan Arbelaez will sign the map of Froufrou in September, a new site bought by the Moma Group. The establishment, located in the Edouard VII Theater, will replace the historic Café Guitry.
On the menu? Small sharing dishes with a "modern bistro" style kitchen designed to be "subtle, friendly and elegant at the same time."
10 Édouard VII Square, 75009 Paris Website
ASTAIR AND GILLES GOUJON'S COOKING
Astair, a Parisian brewery that aspires to revolutionize the sector, opens in mid-September. Behind the ambitious project is the trio at the head of the Farago group, Charles Drouhaut, Jean-François Monfort and Jean Valfort. For this new adventure, the three employees also drew on the help of Gilles Goujon to develop the menu.
9 Passage des Panoramas, 75002 ParisWebsite
EDERN BY JEAN-EDERN HURSTEL
The former chef from The Peninsula Paris opens his soberly named restaurant "Edern" this September, where he will offer "a real gastronomic restaurant without the codes of haute cuisine." He will be supported by Laurent Poitevin, former head of the Lobby at Peninsula Paris.
6 rue Arsène-Houssaye 75008 ParisWebsite
DUCASSE SUR SEINE BY ALAIN DUCASSE
The multi Michelin star chef, Alain Ducasse, launches a dinner cruise offer on the Seine from September onwards. In total, guests can enjoy a 90-minute walk/dinner or lunch experience at a cost of 100 to 500 euros per person.
Find out more here.
Ducasse Sur Seine
Port Debilly, 75116 ParisWebsite