Paris Opening: Miss Kō

It’s hard to imagine–but somehow Philippe Starck still refuses to just leave well enough alone. To be sure, his newest restaurant project (in partnership with Paridis du Fruit founder Claude Louzon), Miss Kō, is plonked along Paris’ most haute boulevard, the Avenue George V–yet it appears as if lifted from some surreal X-Box anime game. Or as Monsieur Starck himself describes it, “Miss Kō is a fantasy, an exquisite corpse, where you walk into a faraway court of miracles on a street straight out of Blade Runner, steeped in limitless creative madness." Totally!

Ghostly characters are lit by upside-down-umbrellas and giant teapot lamps, and screens flash with dizzying images.  Of course, for those who just want to, you know, eat, this Eurasian stunner dances deftly and playfully between continents. Fabrice Monot’s menu embraces French, Japanese, Thai, with no craft this, no artisanal that…almost like Brooklyn never happened! Try the bimbimbap burgers, the bo bun sea tiger, or just order from the super groovy crazy Sushi Rock ‘n’ Rolls selection, chased with sake or bubbly. And keep one eye out for stray replicants…

[BlackBook Paris Guide; Listing for Miss Ko; More by Ken Scrudato; Follow Ken on Twitter]

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