Renowned French chef Cyril Lignac has unveiled his latest creation — Dragon, a restaurant located just in front of the bar on rue du Dragon.
The eatery seems to boast a Pan-Asian inspired menu, at least according to Chef Lignac’s Instagram reel posted on 23 April. The name “Dragon”, which is likely derived from the road it sits on, seems a fitting choice given the mythological creature’s revered status in Chinese culture as an auspicious symbol.
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“My core business is to be a chef, to imagine dishes that have a story to tell,” says the chef on his website.
Indeed, the tantalizing glimpses in the aforementioned reel do just that — showcasing dishes such as flame-torched tuna sprinkled with sesame seeds, slices of salmon sashimi delicately placed on a plate, bao burgers and dim sum as well as a cocktail that we’d wager is inspired by the flavours of East Asia.
After all, the bar menu has already won over Parisians with its approach of blending East and West.
It’s also worth noting that the glimpses of the interiors he’s shared on Instagram seems to bear a Chinese identity even if the dishes in the reel seem closer to an interpretations of Pan-Asian dishes.
This restaurant marks Chef Lignac’s second foray into the realm of Asian cuisine — the first being Le Bar des Prés which leans Japanese. He otherwise also owns Aux Prés, and Le Chardenoux — a contemporary restaurant with a seafood-forward menu.
Chef Lignac is also a television personality and has authored a series of over 40 cookbooks that have collectively sold more than three million copies.
Safe to say, expectations are going to be high.