Thursday, October 8, 2015

Chef Loïc Dablé Brings Afro-fusion Cuisine to the Musée Dapper

Contemporary African cuisine is now being served on weekends at the Dapper Museum!

Chef Loïc Dablé of Star Chef fame is at the helm of the newest iteration of the Café Dapper, which opened its doors on October 2.

Chef Loïc Dablé

Through the new restaurant and his numerous other culinary activities, Chef Dablé proposes to create a new definition of African cuisine. He has created menus for lunch, dinner, and brunch, as well as several à la carte offerings for the restaurant.

A graduate of the Ecole de Paris des Métiers de la table, du tourisme, et de l'hôtellerie (Paris School of Culinary, Tourism, and Hotel Management Professions), Dablé has been called the creator of "Afrofusion" - an ingenious mix of African and Western flavors. Prior to taking over the kitchen at the Dapper Museum, he worked at restaurants in London and Ibiza as well as at Apicius, one of Paris' finest dining establishments.

In a recent announcement distributed by the museum, Chef Dablé shared the following (translated from French):

Cooking, an expression of my creativity that I cherish as much as painting, allows me to share the palette of flavors that define my culinary journey. In this magnificent setting, I humbly offer a contemporary view on African cuisine... exploring forgotten or unknown traditions and (re) discovering masterpieces from Africa. Often limited to a gustatory art, cuisine is also an art of living and sharing.

A thirty-something Franco-Ivorian, Chef Dablé hails from the Paris region. His first Sassand'Art menu dégustation (tasting menu), served at the café on opening night, consisted of novel creations such as gravlax attiéké (cured salmon and manioc), risotto poulet fumé (risotto and smoked chicken), and panacotta bissap (panna cotta with hibiscus). The name "Sassand'Art is inspired by the Sassandra-Marahoué district of the Ivory Coast.

The current exhibition at the Musée Dapper, Chefs d'Oeuvre d'Afrique, and the Café Dapper provide the perfect opportunity for an Art and Food Pairing™. I'll bring you one soon!

Café Dapper Loïc Dablé
35 bis, rue Paul Valery
75116 Paris
Téléphone: 06 95 85 24 87

Open 11:00 AM to - 11:00 PM Friday through Sunday


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Patricia A. Patton said...

Exciting. Definitely on my itinerary for my next trip to Paris.

Catherine Aubin said...

I will certainly check it out, which will also mean re-discovering the very interesting museum.

KCShelley said...

Planning to visit this cafe and exhibit while here. So happy I discovered this blog!!