Pierre Sang Boyer (pictured centre), one of the charmismatic stars of French culinary TV show Top Chef, has opened his own eponymous restaurant in Paris' 11th arrondissement. The young chef, who was a semi-finalist in the 2011 edition of the television programme, opened Restaurant Pierre Sang on the buzzing, bar-lined rue Oberkampf in mid 2012. The no-reservation corner space is full to capacity daily - and has already been honoured with a prestigious award from French food guide Le Fooding - with a mixed clientele packing in to the laid-back setting with counter seating looking on to an open kitchen to sample the multi-course, no-choice menu of modern, eclectic cuisine (from €35 for the prix-fixe). State any allergies or dietary requirements to the knowledgeable waiters and then leave yourselves in the hands of the capable and daring team to bring you dish after dish of original Pierre Sang creations, which fuse French and South Korean influences to reflect the chef's mixed heritage. We particularly liked the pudding of tarte tatin with a sharp raspberry mousse laced with vinegar on our visit. Wines are also topnotch and the friendly sommelier is on hand to advise on what tipples to pair with your meal.
Restaurant Pierre Sang
55 rue Oberkampf
Open Tues-Fri lunch and dinner; Sat dinner only.
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