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The chef at L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon makes it a point to incorporate seasonal ingredients into the restaurant’s French menu. You’ll find a number of delicious fruits, vegetables and fish that change with the seasons, which makes it all the more worthwhile to return to L’Atelier again to see what’s new.
The nine-course $155 seasonal discovery menu will give you the best taste of the chef’s seasonal ingredient selections, with courses such as an avocado- and cilantro-flavored grapefruit gelée, a turbot fillet with baby leeks, buttery shellfish sauce, lime and ginger and dessert such as a blackberry compote with spice cake and rhubarb sorbet.
Whether you eat meat or not, we also think it’s worth trying the nine-course vegetarian menu that’s offered nightly — it’s another good option to experience tons of seasonal ingredients, as well as cut down on calories.
If you order one of the restaurant’s specialty cocktails, you can also expect to see some seasonal fruits being used. We love the traditional Bellini made with champagne and fresh white peach purée, as well as the mojito framboise made with Montecristo rum, raspberry, mint and fresh lime juice.