In recent years, the place to be in Paris has been, at any given time, one of a string of Israeli restaurants. It began with Balagan, then Shabour, with rough-hewn interiors and a Michelin star. (Vogue France proclaimed it “our new favorite restaurant in the heart of Paris” in 2019 and noted that you’re likely to be greeted at the door with a glass of bubbly.)
Now the team behind the two eateries—including chef Assif Granit—has opened Tekés, “an ode to plants and to the ancestral cooking methods of Jerusalem,” according to the Tekés site, and all vegetarian. The restaurant’s name means “ceremony” in Hebrew, and indeed, the interiors by Rodolphe Albert from Cent 15 Architecture feel like a site for quietly chic celebration. Take a look.
Photography courtesy of Tekés.
To enter, “there are two doors, depending on your mood,” according to Tekés. The first enters through Klay, the swanky sports club founded by Arthur Benzaquen (also a part of the team behind Tekés). “The other door leads to the restaurant, with its bold earthen colors.”
For more, follow Tekés on Instagram @tekes_paris, and check out these other Paris hot spots:
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