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THE FOOD

Whether using tinned sardines to produce sophisticated, avant-garde fine dining, or using sophisticated, avant-garde techniques to produce the simplest of French dishes, Paul Pairet is  a culinary egalitarian.

 

He approaches cooking, ingredients, techniques, textures and flavors with an equal lack of prejudice and unbiased opinion without regard for national boundaries or ‘class’ devoid of context, and reputation.

Pairet calls this the “newborn eye”: tasting something as if it was being tasted for the first time, and perceiving without discrimination.

 

“A tinned sardine” is not a lesser sardine than a fresh one, but simply a different product.  He insists, that foie gras is not intrinsically more suited to fine dining than a piece of bread, or a truffle more interesting than the Coca Cola.

 

There is no “better” or “worse” when it comes to flavor, there is simply a universe of flavors, a palette of differences to paint with liberal doses of imagination.

“Above all flavors should taste divine, assertive, sending taste buds into raptures, and the mind traveling on a bite through countries or found memories”.

 

Aside flavors, Pairet plays with texture and smell, he tricks the eye, cracks jokes in dishes, challenges pre-conceived ideas, and expectations, makes you think for a second: Wonder how? Wonder why?

 

He designs and wraps dishes in eye-catching, conversation-stopping, plain beautiful presentations.

A single noodle, presented in a concentric circle, made of fresh cuttlefish.  A beef short rib, glistening on an over-sized bone.  A lemon tart appears as a whole edible lemon…

 

The former scientist student has a simple philosophy:

“A dish is ready when there is nothing left to add or take away.  A dish could be: interesting, new, daring — perhaps shocking — beautiful, maybe comforting, even funny, but always good.”

 

It is Avant-Garde, yes, but figurative Avant-Garde, not abstract: with flesh and bone!

 

 











Ultraviolet

2012 - Black Cod - Ultraviolet
2012 - Black Cod
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2012 - Chicken In a Jar - Ultraviolet
2012 - Chicken In a Jar
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2012 - Crunchy Fierce Salad - Ultraviolet
2012 - Crunchy Fierce Salad
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2012 - Cucumber Lollipop - Ultraviolet
2012 - Cucumber Lollipop
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2012 - Foie Gras Can't Quit - Ultraviolet
2012 - Foie Gras Can't Quit
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2012 - Sashimi Steak Frites - Ultraviolet
2012 - Sashimi Steak Frites
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2012 - Tartine Chocolat - Ultraviolet
2012 - Tartine Chocolat
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2012 - Tomato Mozza and Again - Ultraviolet
2012 - Tomato Mozza and Again
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2012 - Tomato Pomodamore - Ultraviolet
2012 - Tomato Pomodamore
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2012 - Lunar Mushroom - Ultraviolet
2012 - Lunar Mushroom
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2012 - Carabineros De Huelva - Ultraviolet
2012 - Carabineros De Huelva
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2012 - Candle In The wind - Ultraviolet
2012 - Candle In The wind
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2012 - Beijing Cola Duck - Ultraviolet
2012 - Beijing Cola Duck
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2012 - Allium Tuberosum Dashi Broth - Ultraviolet
2012 - Allium Tuberosum Dashi Broth
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2012 - Abalone Primitive - Ultraviolet
2012 - Abalone Primitive
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2012 - Surf Surf Turf Turf - Ultraviolet
2012 - Surf Surf Turf Turf
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2012 - Mushrooms Light Textures - Ultraviolet
2012 - Mushrooms Light Textures
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2012 - Micro Fish No Chips - Ultraviolet
2012 - Micro Fish No Chips
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2012 - Mandarine Mandarine - Ultraviolet
2012 - Mandarine Mandarine
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Mr&Mrs Bund

2008 - Le Beau Chicken Vol Au Vent - Mr&Mrs Bund
2008 - Le Beau Chicken Vol Au Vent
Mr&Mrs Bund
2008 - Picnic Chicken Aioli - Mr&Mrs Bund
2008 - Picnic Chicken Aioli
Mr&Mrs Bund
2008 - Jumbo Shrimp in Citrus Jar - Mr&Mrs Bund
2008 - Jumbo Shrimp in Citrus Jar
Mr&Mrs Bund
2008 - Lemon Lemon Tart PP - Mr&Mrs Bund
2008 - Lemon Lemon Tart PP
Mr&Mrs Bund
2008 - Mango Liquorice Sable - Mr&Mrs Bund
2008 - Mango Liquorice Sable
Mr&Mrs Bund
2008 - Egg Mushroom Duck Confit - Mr&Mrs Bund
2008 - Egg Mushroom Duck Confit
Mr&Mrs Bund
2008 - Black Cod In the Bag - Mr&Mrs Bund
2008 - Black Cod In the Bag
Mr&Mrs Bund
2008 - Une Ile Flottante - Mr&Mrs Bund
2008 - Une Ile Flottante
Mr&Mrs Bund
2008 - Orange Orange tart - Mr&Mrs Bund
2008 - Orange Orange tart
Mr&Mrs Bund
2008 - Long Short Rib Teriyaki - Mr&Mrs Bund
2008 - Long Short Rib Teriyaki
Mr&Mrs Bund

The Chop Chop Club

2017 - Raspberry - The Chop Chop Club
2017 - Raspberry
The Chop Chop Club
2017 - Savarine - The Chop Chop Club
2017 - Savarine
The Chop Chop Club
2017 - Whole Onion Soup - The Chop Chop Club
2017 - Whole Onion Soup
The Chop Chop Club
2017 - Chicken - The Chop Chop Club
2017 - Chicken
The Chop Chop Club
2017 - Beef Tartare - The Chop Chop Club
2017 - Beef Tartare
The Chop Chop Club
2017 - Bertha Shitake Mushrooms - The Chop Chop Club
2017 - Bertha Shitake Mushrooms
The Chop Chop Club
2017 - Beef Short Rib Black Pepper - The Chop Chop Club
2017 - Beef Short Rib Black Pepper
The Chop Chop Club
2017 - Appetizers - The Chop Chop Club
2017 - Appetizers
The Chop Chop Club
2017 - Pate En Croute - The Chop Chop Club
2017 - Pate En Croute
The Chop Chop Club
2017 - Turbot - The Chop Chop Club
2017 - Turbot
The Chop Chop Club