Paris 2nd – Montorgueil [ Restaurant “La Maison du Sake” ]
In a city renowned for its national cuisine and fine dining, opening a venue which imports a completely different culture of food and drink can be a major challenge. But by embracing the very highest standards, La Maison du Sake in Paris has proved a remarkable success.
Restaurateur and sommelier Youlin Ly discovered a passion for sake while he was living in Japan, learning about the flavor interaction between the traditional Japanese drink and different types of the country’s cooking, as well as building relationships with sake brewers.
The result is La Maison du Sake, which embraces a number of businesses, including an izakaya-style tasting bistro and a sake boutique. At its heart is the restaurant ERH, where exceptional dishes by renowned Japanese chef Keita Kitamura are perfectly complemented by carefully-selected sake.