L’Essentiel

In the heart of Deauville, this contemporary bistro serves as the culinary sanctuary of Frenchman Charles Thuillant and Korean Mi-Ra Kim. A duo with a captivating journey, they crossed paths at Ze Kitchen Gallery, an emblem of French-Asian gastronomy, and honed their skills at esteemed establishments like Robuchon, L’Épi Dupin, and Le Chateaubriand. Yet, it was the allure of Deauville, Charles’s childhood holiday retreat, that beckoned them to establish their own culinary haven.

Together, they craft vibrant and dynamic dishes that fuse the bounty of Normandy’s countryside with impeccably balanced Asian influences. Picture marinated fish adorned with lime and Thai curry emulsion, octopus paired with coco de Paimpol beans and mango vinegar, or nodi marini pasta accompanied by oysters, wakame, and crunchy vegetables. Their repertoire also features Simmental beef, roasted seasonal vegetables, and samsang jus, promising an exquisite fusion of flavors and cultures with each bite.

Hours

0800 – 1330  1700 – 2000  (Wednesday Closed)

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  • Saturday17:00 - 21:00
  • Sunday17:00 - 21:00
  • Monday17:00 - 21:00
  • Tuesday17:00 - 21:00
  • Thursday17:00 - 21:00
  • Friday17:00 - 21:00
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