Tucked away amongst the noodle bars of the Japanese Quarter is Macéo. An oasis of calm refinement with a slightly crazed twist. It's a case of "you don't have to be mad to invent a menu item here, but it helps". The service is exceptional so we were guided deftly through the menu which, while short, still manages to confuse with it's tryptic of sets, carte's and fixed. Worth the struggle though as once the dishes roll out they instanly impress. Each one is a mini artwork, combining modern architecture and bold yet balanced tastes. Not an easy stunt to pull but it works here.
Two punchy fish dishes later and a bottle of mighty fine wine gone, there was room for some typically deconstructed desserts which followed on in the same style as the rest of the meal, a bit mad but very good. If you're anywhere between the Louvre and the Opera and you want a guaranteed treat, go and try Macéo. You won't be dissapointed and you certainly won't be bored!
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