Restaurant Très Honoré — Paris, France
The unassuming exterior of this new Parisian restaurant belies what lies inside: an eccentric fantasy world of cabins, botanical lounges and enormous wooden mushrooms, that together seem fit for a scene in Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland. Restaurateur duo Jean-Pierre Lopes and Thomas Delafon invited mother and daughter team Anne-Cécile and Agnès Comar (an architect and interior designer, respectively) to design the outlandish space. They furnished it with a mixture of Fifties Nordic and neo-Art Nouveau pieces. Chef Richard Demandrille’s menu is traditional French bistrot style, with dishes such as veal chop in morels with French beans, or, for dessert, whipped cream churros and hot chocolate. The restaurant is truly a Mad Hatter moment - but we applaud it for its audacious spirit.