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The legendary Caviar Prunier house celebrates the 100th birthday of its restaurant in Paris Avenue Victor Hugo, with chef Yannick Alléno

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..a symbol of luxury and tradition, based on a true story.
The facade from Caviar Prunier in Paris, a reinvented institution..

For 150 years, Caviar Prunier has been promoting Parisian gastronomy throughout the world. At the head of its own sturgeon farm in Aquitaine, the House has made 100% French caviar its most beautiful culinary signature (photo credits: Caviar Prunier).

Supported by its iconic restaurant located on the famous Avenue Victor Hugo in Paris, Caviar Prunier consolidates its gastronomic expertise with the arrival of chef Yannick Alléno.

This multi-starred chef whose shared values ​​with Caviar Prunier, based on high respect for Nature, displays here some exceptional know-how and a certain art of living. Revive here a true spirit of Paris, where illustrious writers such as Oscar Wilde and Ernest Hemingway, and iconic figures such as Coco Chanel and Jean Cocteau met in this restaurant, which also inspired F. Scott Fitzgerald for “The Great Gatsby” novel and was even the site of a secret reunion between Marilyn Monroe and Yves Montand. By ST

..signs the new menu of the Caviar Prunier Victor Hugo restaurant.
 Yannick Alléno, an essential figure in the French haute cuisine..

The Caviar Prunier restaurant, located nearby the legendary Triumph Arch, is celebrating in 2024 its centenary with great fanfare in Paris. This emblematic institution, which has always stood out for its avant-garde and refinement, marks its return to the big culinary leagues, through a series of remarkable initiatives. Thanks to the venue of star chef Yannick Alléno, this inimitable restaurant perpetuates its heritage, while innovating to stay at the forefront of French lifestyle.

..along a champagne bar, a shucking bench, a fishmonger and a catering area.
This place, dedicated entirely to seafood, of course includes a restaurant.. 

For your information, the history of Prunier dates back to 1872, when Alfred Prunier opened the first oyster bar in Paris. In 1900, Prunier innovated again by serving wine and champagne by the glass, thus creating the first so-called tasting bar. Therefore, Émile Prunier, son of Alfred, continued this tradition of innovation in 1924 with the opening of Prunier, in avenue Victor Hugo. Then, Émile Prunier, visionary and daring entrepreneur, plays a key role in the creation of the first national production of French caviar.

..the biggest names in design and architecture have contributed to its sumptuous decor.
The Victor Hugo restaurant is an Art Deco artwork, registered as a historic monument..

In 1918, he became the preferred contact for the distribution of Russian caviar in France. Visionary, he also developed the local production of caviar from wild sturgeon caught on the French coasts and in the rivers of the Gironde and the Dordogne. This unforgettable Art Deco address, imagined by Louis-Hippolyte Bouleau, Auguste Labouret and Alexey Brodovitch, honors black marble, bronze and gold effects, and wall frescoes, that all combine to provide a memorable experience. honor traditions while exploring new avenues, never far from ancestral ways of tasting caviar.
Yannick Alléno‘s new interpretation of French caviar contributes to a new style of modern cuisine.. 

Thus, this internationally acclaimed chef, crowned with multiple Michelin stars, brings his creativity to enhance seafood, a central theme at Caviar Prunier, but not only…

Among the revisited iconic recipes, you may find the unmissable Oeuf Christian Dior, a caviar filled egg born from a memorable dinner between Pierre Bergé, Yves Saint Laurent and the famous couturier Christian Dior. Therefore, we can say that the 

..of this limited edition Madame Prunier Caviar? Very lightly salted, prepared a few days before tasting
Whenever you want, don’t hesitate to ask a caviar spoon, directly at the counter..

Plus, to mark its centenary, the Prunier Manufacture, based in Dordogne is launching Madame Prunier Caviar, a limited edition available from November to February 2024. This caviar, from the Acipenser Baerii sturgeon species, is characterized by contrasting grains and a striking freshness, evoking a mosaic or champagne bubbles. This caviar pays homage to the women of the Prunier family, notably Catherine Prunier and Simone Barnagaud-Prunier, important in the history of the house.

Those exceptional coffrets inaugurate a new collection in the colors of Caviar Prunier Victor Hugo.. 
This 240-page book adds a literary touch and insight of Caviar Prunier through new recipes and anecdotes..

In parallel and still to celebrate this anniversary, the Caviar Prunier house is as well offering prestigious boxes, such as the incredible Coffret Émile, designed by an engraver and jeweler artisan. Made with an alloy of zinc and copper, beyond being covered with 24-carat gold leaf, this exclusive gem contains no less than 250 grams of your favorite Caviar Prunier. Without forgetting the “Prunier by Yannick Alléno” book, published by Glénat , elegantly traces the unique history of Prunier legend and his collaboration with the chef Yannick Alléno.

..unless you prefer having a caviar touch at Roissy Airport‘s corner.
Enter this prestigious heritage, where tradition meets modernity..

Adding to this, don’t miss the possibility of master classes, held very Saturday morning, dedicated to the discovery of the house‘s different caviars. These sessions, led by a Caviar Prunier expert and accompanied by a Champagne pairing, selected by the house sommelier, promise an immersion in the fascinating world of caviar and sturgeon

Caviar Prunier, 16 Avenue Victor Hugo, 75116 Paris (France) / Phone : 00 33 (0)1 44 17 35 85. More details on their official website.

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