Restaurant specialized in fishes and seafood, Les Fables de la Fontaine was created by the great chef Christian Constant.
David Bottreau, director of the Violin d’Ingres at the time, felt more and more the desire to stand on its own. The opportunity is given to him by the chef Christian Constant, when in 2006, he gives him the keys of 131 rue Saint-Dominique. Five months later, it is the consecration, with the award of a first star in the prestigious Michelin Guide. Open daily for lunch and dinner, and offering an excellent choice of fishes and seafood, the restaurant quickly became one of the great gastronomy actors of the Saint Dominique’s street. Since summer 2015, after 4 months of work, Les Fables of Fontaine unveil a new identity reflecting the dynamism of the house and its rebirth.
Julia Sedefdjian becomes chef, David Bottreau reviews the positioning of the restaurant and down half the price of the card and its tasting menu. The noble products such as sole, lobster, caviar are available now in the suggestion, according to the arrivals. The seasonal fishes, less expensive and often less worked in French gastronomy, takes the highlights… The starred cuisine is reflected in specific and controlled performances, as crispy egg yolk, raw and cooked haddock and crisp leeks in seaweed salad dressing or even the skate wing, spinach sautée with capers, celery citrus emulsion, with its tonic accents. Julia also brings life back in forgotten recipes of southern France. As aïoli of pollack or the bourride, this original recipe from Sète close to bouillabaisse. The twist is slightly garlicky aroma that replaces fish soup that is usually found in the Marseille recipe. Served with toast topped with an anchovy butter chips and a squid ink, this originally simple and popular dish is seen here reinterpreted in a bistronomic release.
131 rue Saint Dominique
Tél : +33(0)1 44 18 37 55