This week’s opening of L’Avenue at Saks, a lavish offshoot of a extensive title magnet in Paris, makes division-retailer eating in point of fact feel take care of an extravagance. The ninth-ground restaurant, in ivory and beige by the dressmaker Philippe Starck, has a different menu: soups, salads (many with avocado) and dishes take care of vegan vegetable curry, tiger shrimp, crisp duck, rigatoni with morels, and Dover sole, some with an Asian accent.
The ground below is a lounge for cocktails and light bites take care of spring rolls, caviar and smoked salmon. It’s called Le Chalet, and looks to be as if it had been transported without delay from St. Moritz. Jean-Louis Costes, a accomplice in L’Avenue in Paris and one of the well-known Costes brothers known for their inns and eating places, is within the help of this venture, their first commence air Paris. The smartly-known pastry chef, Pierre Hermé, will put together the cakes for the restaurant — alongside side the Costes Crackers Cheesecake, L’Avenue’s smartly-known cheesecake — and high-tail an horny confection shop at its entrance. There, the temptations are macarons in flavors take care of lemon and salted caramel; boxed sweets; beautifully embellished poundcakes and pastries that encompass a variation on vanilla; and Mr. Hermé’s signature uniqueness, Ispahan, with a combination of rose, litchi and raspberry. L’Avenue is commence beyond retailer hours.
Pierre Hermé at L’Avenue at Saks Fifth Avenue, Eight East fiftieth Avenue, eighth and ninth ground, 212-940-4099, saks.com.
An earlier version of this text described incorrectly the pastry chef Pierre Hermé’s cheesecake at L’Avenue at Saks Fifth Avenue. The Costes Crackers Cheesecake is his smartly-known recipe. It is now not a breeze on it.
An earlier correction for this text described incorrectly the Costes Crackers Cheesecake at L’Avenue at Saks Fifth Avenue. It is a ways a L’Avenue Paris dessert menu merchandise, ready by the pastry chef Pierre Hermé. It is now not Mr. Hermé’s recipe.