Porte 12

12 Rue des Messageries, 75010 Paris, France

Down a long corridor behind the door at No. 12, you’ll find a dining room set in a former lingerie factory, lit by corset-inspired fixtures and featuring the remarkable cuisine of the talented chef Vincent Crépel. After traveling the world and working under great chefs in San Sebastián, Switzerland, and Singapore, M. Crépel has returned to his native France. His menu at Porte 12 piques curiosity, listing just a few ingredients per dish—like leeks/hazelnut/eel or grand cru chocolate/beets—without revealing too much. The results are unexpected and unforgettable. The amiable sommelier matches your palate to the plate, finding perfect accord.

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