In passing by the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, you've might have noticed a rectangular glass box sitting atop the museum. That rectangular glass box is noneother than trendy, temporary restaurant, Nomiya. Swide checks out why everyone is trying to book reservations for the same table.
Nomiya is a part of a yearlong culinary project at the Palais de Tokyo, called "Art Home". In constructing Nomiya, French Artist, Laurent Grasso wanted to "create an overall impression of airiness, transparency, floating". Grasso has definitely turned the experimental restaurant into a masterpiece. Be sure not to utter the word "restaurant" around the French artist as he points out,"'it¹s not a restaurant...'It¹s something indefinable a work of art, an experience".
Situated near the breathtaking Eiffel Tower, Nomiya only seats 12 and spots are available one month in advance. If you don't plan on booking all 12 places at the dining table, then don't be surprised if you're seated by 10 complete strangers. In honouring Grasso's word, Nomiya looks to provide an "experience" with helo from their guided tours. The tour consists of first visiting the awe-inspiring garden and dining room, and then works its way up to the top of Palais de Tokyo.
The main question is, what would one expect to eat there? Dinners change daily; lunches weekly .A typical dish consist of a "yellow beetroot and multicolored radishes, sliced thin and steeped in Japanese sweet vinegar, served with deep-fried chips of chorizo sausage and a sprinkling of clams".Mr. Stassart , who designed the menu, enjoys combining unlikely pairings of herbs and seasonal vegetables.
The installation/restaurant will stay in Paris until September before continuing its trip possibly abroad. Reservations are online only at www.art-home-electrolux.com.
Photo credit: Art Home