A Top Chef’s Restaurant

Pierre Sang Boyer (pictured center), one of the charmismatic stars of French culinary TV show “Top Chef,” has opened an eponymous restaurant in the 11th arrondissement. The young chef, who was a semi-finalist in the 2011 edition of the TV show, opened Restaurant Pierre Sang on the buzzing, bar-lined rue Oberkampf last year.

The no-reservation corner space is full to capacity daily – and has already been honored 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 yourself 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. On our visit, we particularly liked the pudding of tarte tatin with a sharp raspberry mousse laced with vinegar.

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