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La Table d’Aki, Paris

By Ann | December 4, 2012

The last Tuesday dinner I had in Paris was at La Table d’Aki, a 16-seat bijou of a restaurant near the Boulevard St-Germain. This is “French food cooked by a Japanese chef,” the chef/owner Akihiro Horokoshi told me. Every bite was exquisite. You can read more about my meal in the Bites column of the New York Times, and I also wanted to share some photos with you, too. (Click on any photo for a full slideshow.)

P.S. I’m traveling in New York this week — I’ve exchanged apartments with Amy of God, I Love Paris. (She is the Cameron Diaz to my Kate Winslet — or is it vice versa?) I’ll be back soon with an update on my trip and more Tuesday dinner next week!

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10 Responses to “La Table d’Aki, Paris”

  1. Bobbi Says:
    December 4th, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    Beautiful. Great article in the Times, spare and elegant, yet descriptive enough to make me want to go there ASAP, much like the restaurant itself I would imagine. I love how you write about food.

  2. Lindsey Says:
    December 4th, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    Loved the piece and love the film reference :) Enjoy your trip!

  3. Elizabeth Says:
    December 4th, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    If it tastes as good as it looks, this dining experience must have been amazing. Another place on my list too visit when in France next year. Warm regards

  4. Heather in Arles Says:
    December 4th, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    I love the way you write, Ann, always! This definitely will be a bijou on my Paris wish list…
    PS. As always–give the belle NYC a coucou from me please…

  5. CK Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 12:02 am

    I’d love to try that restaurant someday — is it near the Bon Marché and is it hard to get a reservation?

  6. Marie (Food Nouveau) Says:
    December 5th, 2012 at 4:28 am

    Lucky you! I’ll be in Paris soon and this is one of the restaurants I was dreaming to visit, but it seems impossible to book. I’ve tried calling everyday for a while but never got the line (sounds familiar, Frenchie?) so I’ve given up and I’ll try to get there once I’m in town. The fact that it is so small and so good certainly explains it all. At least I can get vicarious pleasure through your post!

  7. Emma Says:
    December 6th, 2012 at 12:32 am

    I’ve always wanted to exchange apartments with someone! Have fun :)

  8. Ann Says:
    December 6th, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    Bobbi — Oh, that is very kind of you to say! The restaurant is a gem, well worth a visit on your next trip to Paris.

    Lindsey — Thank you! New York feels like home!

    Elizabeth — Many thanks! Aki’s food is so exquisitely wrought, it’s like art. I hope you try it!

    Heather — Thank you, m’dear! If you visit the restaurant, I hope you’ll let me know how you like it.

  9. Ann Says:
    December 6th, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    CK — It’s not too far from the Bon Marché and reservations are possible with a little advance preparation of course…

    Marie — Oh, how frustrating to not be able to reach the restaurant — I hate that! I recommend calling a little before service begins (12.15pm or 7.45pm). Or stop by when you’re in Paris — that’s often the most effective way, though not exactly practical! :/

    Emma — It’s my first time exchanging apartments, but I’m really enjoying it — it IS a little bit like swapping lives :)

  10. parisbreakfast Says:
    December 6th, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    Beautiful food!
    you were lucky to get it
    Japanese fusion = perfection

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