Some of the world's best restaurants are in Paris. Since it’s basically gastronomic heaven, Jon and I would much rather spend our time eating our way through the city than visiting every tourist attraction. Whenever we visit, we plan our trip around meals and this time, our dinner at Chef Pascal Barbot's three-Michelin-starred Restaurant Astrance left us more than satisfied.
Situated just across the Seine from the Eiffel Tower, Astrance's location could not be more idyllic. The creative, seven-course, modern-French tasting menu was elegantly presented and delicious. There were some unique standouts like a mushroom, foie gras, apple tart and jasmine eggnog served in an actual egg shell. My favorite courses of the meal were the desserts – from a mind-blowing chili pepper, lemongrass, ginger sorbet to an incredible creamy citrus tart with pineapple-coriander sorbet. The service, as expected, was flawless.
Photos were taken with my D600 and 24mm f/1.4 lens. I didn't crop in as tight as I normally do with the 24mm this time which I feel gives more of a sense of sitting at the table instead of just focusing on the food. The table was decently lit so exposures were around 1/50th at f/2.8 with ISOs at 1600 or less.
See my blog post for tips on photographing food in restaurants.