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May 10th

Taste ! In the kitchen at L'Essentiel

[Recipe] Carpaccio of Saint-Jacques from Baie de Seine, country endives with yuzu, Calamansi and passion fruit vinaigrette, lamb's lettuce and red shiso sprouts

In pictures, the recipe to follow step by step

Helene Reitzaum

At the helm of the Michelin-starred L'Essentiel 2018 restaurant, Charles Thuillant, with his wife Mi-Ra, developed high-end cuisine and Franco-Korean fusion, in a renewed, sober and comfortable contemporary setting, promoting exchange, space and transparency.

Before making a scallop carpaccio in his own way, as refined as it is tasty, Charles takes us to the Deauville market where he has his habits, to meet some of his suppliers, such as the market gardener Ludovic Lemarchand (Villerville ), poultry maker Etienne Peltier (Ferme de la Vallée - Reux) and fishmonger Chez Alain (Trouville-sur-Mer). An ideal opportunity to expose the philosophy that presides over his art, favoring the short circuit. A cuisine that respects the seasons and local producers. "The plate is alive, explains Charles Thuillant. It must be built according to the producers", the majority of whom are within 100 km of L'Essentiel. "This proximity really allows us to juggle the seasons and adapt to nature. If the product is of quality, it will inspire us to make the plate."

Here, we feed the bellies and also, a little, the souls. We come to have fun.
Charles Thuillant, Head of L'Essentiel
Helene Reitzaum

The restaurant itself has been designed in accordance with this sustainable and responsible approach. “Everything that consumes energy has been put aside. We have removed the cold rooms - which represent space only to move around - to keep only refrigerators and optimize this use of cold. in LED. The kitchen has been completely redesigned in order to reduce water, energy and time consumption to a minimum, so that this free time is devoted to customers and creativity, rather than maintenance ", estimates Charles Thuillant. And to add: "Our job is to make sure that the customers who come by desire and pleasure, come out with the same pleasure and the same desire to come back. It is an essential link for the team, Mi -Ra and me. "