IN 3 DAYS: OPENING OF NEW PARISIAN RESTAURANT MALLORY GABSI
OPENING OF THE NEW PARISIAN RESTAURANT MALLORY GABSI
INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE AND DECORATION BY ARNAUD BEHZADI
For his first gastronomic restaurant, Mallory Gabsi, the young Belgian chef and semi-finalist of Top Chef 2020, entrusted the decoration to the architect Arnaud Behzadi resulting in a virtuous collaboration.
Mallory Gabsi gave Arnaud Behzadi carte blanche to decorate his eponymous restaurant and the new interior was greatly inspired by the young chef’s cuisine. Right from the entrance, the rough facade with the broken texture of a mineral stone, contrast the glossy wooden plane panels and mirrors, promising a rich experience.
A strong parallel is drawn between textures and materials, flavors and tones, scents and moods, shadows and lights. Arnaud Behzadi transcribes the crispness and delicate acidity of Mallory’s cuisine and also seeks to bring out the scents of Mallory’s recipes in his choice of colors and materials. Behzadi was inspired by saffron (an ingredient that reminds him of his childhood dishes in Iran) to select the velvet of the seats, which he delicately combines with a few touches of turquoise (Mallory’s favorite color) by accelerating the oxidation of bronze powder in touches, on certain supports.
For the tableware, Arnaud and Mallory called upon young talents such as Lea Soumali who created custom-made ceramic pieces (sauce boats, fruit plates). They also summoned all the elegance of the French classic and timeless by choosing Bernardaud plates and Christofle cutlery.
As a constant testimony to the chef’s humility, the kitchen opens onto the dining room in order to cultivate a permanent dialogue with the guests.
Opening Saturday 5th March 2022
28, rue des Acacias 75017 Paris
ABOUT ARNAUD BEHZADI
Photo © Romain Ricard.
website : arnaudbehzadi.com
Arnaud Behzadi decided to set up his own eponymous structure in 2019 after successful collaborations with other agencies. Arnaud Behzadi design and develops varied and exciting interior projects and has previously worked on Parisian hotels and restaurants including Hôtel Grand Powers and Hôtel Les Jardins du Faubourg in Paris. Architecture according to Arnaud Behzadi never begins with a blank page but is composed of a multitude of analysis, conceptions and ideas with many layers.
ABOUT MALLORY GABSI
website : www.mallory-gabsi.com
This is the first gourmet restaurant for the young Mallory Gabsi (25) who finished as a Top Chef semi-finalist in 2020.
On the sidelines of his television appearances, Mallory has embarked on various challenges while remaining attached to the values of sharing and conviviality of fine gastronomy and continuing to make people happy with his cuisine.
Beautiful projects such as the publication of a recipe book, online cooking classes, the creation of two 140°C Streets in Brussels, an ephemeral French fry shop in Paris with a resounding success, the ephemeral GreenHouse in Belgium or the opening this year of his two 140°C restaurants in Brussels were born! Today, his dream comes true : he opens his own establishment. An ambitious young man, creator of refined dishes and eager for new challenges and projects, it is also the humility behind this that characterizes Mallory Gabsi.
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