Sunday 1st July 2018
First up in our new series of exclusive members-only Sunday lunches was Japanese chef Taku Sekine of cult Parisian restaurant, Dersou. Formerly of Ducasse Tokyo, Clown Bar, Hélène Darroze and Saturne, Taku has quietly taken Paris by storm with his exquisite menus of creative French-Japanese crossover cooking, picking up Omnivore’s ‘Best Opening’ award in 2015 and Le Fooding’s prestigious ‘Best Restaurant’ award a year later. Taku doesn’t overcomplicate things. Everything he does is rooted in local, seasonal produce. Dishes like ‘Bonito and Cucumber Salad with Ponzu’ and ‘Vietnamese-Style BBQ Presa Ibérica with Manchamanteles Mole’ are also big on flavour (genuinely some of the tastiest food in Paris…), which is why Dersou ranks as one of our favourite discoveries of the past couple of years.