4.02.2009

Le Paradou To Close At End Of Month

Whether a sign of tough economic times, diners' increasing preference for informality or a combination of both, the luxurious Le Paradou will close at the end of April after five years in business.

Co-owner Mike Klein cites the economy and the restaurant's reputation as a special occasion spot for the closing.

If you'd like to dine under the enchanting starry ceiling and taste chef Yannick Cam's sophisticated French cuisine one last time, better get your reservations now. Cam's velvety boudin blanc remains one of the best dishes I've ever tasted.

2 comments:

Theresa Hilsdon said...

I AM SO SAD.
THIS IS D.C.'S BEST KEPT SECRET.

I learned of the closing from the chef last night at dinner.

I am so very, very sad.

Chef Cam, we are sorry to see you go.

The Dapper Diner said...

This was a great restaurant, but I fear the prices probably were too high given the economic situation.

The other shocker is that The Willard Room is closing after it's final Easter Brunch on April 12th, so if you want to experience a final dinner here, be sure you book by April 11th. Supposedly, they're turning it into a banquet room only situation. It's too bad given the history of that dining room.