ellsworth paris



I always look to my good friend Lindsey Tramuta for dining recommendations when in Paris, and she was sweet enough to arrange a lunch with some of my favorite amis. Ellsworth was an easy choice, being the latest and greatest from Laura Adrian + Braden Perkins, the masterminds behind my other Parisian favorite, Verjus. Having just opened, I had the opportunity to feel very au courant. Unfortunately there was scaffolding outside so I couldn’t get a shot of the beautiful exterior (see it here), but you can see Lindsey and I’s reflection in the door. It felt like a bit of a homecoming for me, as it is located in the shadow of the Fontaine Moliére in the 1st and the hotel I used to call my home away from home.






The plates are small so we each ordered a few and shared. Everything was delicious – from the brussel sprout salad to the buttermilk fried chicken, and the apple beignets (whoa). Most importantly, the company was awesome – I was joined by Paris friends (from left to right) Lauren Lou Bate, Kasia Dietz, Anne Ditmeyer, Meg Gagnard, (moi), Frank Barron, Lindsey Tramuta, and Rahaf Harfoush. We unintentionally posed for a “last supper” image (ha)…and I must say, I’d be ok with this being my last meal. Many thanks to mr. fleurishing for giving me solo time, and to Lindsey for making it happen!




Ellsworth | 34 rue de Richelieu Paris 75001


  1. It looks like you’ve had a great time together. And that’s normal considering the restaurant is new and promising. Plus the friends..

    • thank you, the friends were the best part of course Maria!

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