La Dame de Pic

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With views overlooking the Tower of London and Tower Bridge, La Dame de Pic pairs some of the Square Mile’s greatest landmarks with some of its finest French cooking. Launched in early 2017 by renowned French chef Anne-Sophie Pic and housed within the Four Seasons at Ten Trinity Square, it’s a restaurant that offers a fresh take on the eponymous chef’s culinary heritage.

Pic and her team place a lot of emphasis on constantly revamping the ingredients, methods and techniques used in order to give guests ‘a powerful and unexpected gastronomic experience’. The restaurant offers a choice of three tasting menus ranging from four to eight courses that marry unusual flavour combinations with elegant plating. Dishes change often, but there are a number of mainstays including a signature and very striking white millefeuille, which intricately layers puff pastry with crystalline jasmine that’s then encased in a Tahitian vanilla and Chantilly cream and served on the plate encircled by pepper clouds.

Accessed via the Four Seasons’ vast Beaux-Arts rotunda, the impressive dining room offers guests a contemporary experience. Interiors by Bruno Moinard have a chic sophistication that combines smart and comfortable seating, light-refracting mirrors and subway tiles. Intertwined with the room’s double-height plasterwork ceiling and the hotel’s striking period features (Ten Trinity Square is located in the old Port of London Authority headquarters), it makes for an enticingly lavish space.

Throughout her career, Pic has defied tradition. In the place of formal culinary training, she has been led by a strong sense of intuition, emotion and sensitivity – qualities that have led her to be recognised as the world’s most decorated female Michelin-starred chef. La Dame de Pic was awarded its first Michelin star just eight months after it launched, and received a second star in the 2020 Guide – cementing its reputation as one of the capital’s finest French restaurants.

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