L'Atelier is Joel Robuchon's new restaurant in Paris. I loved it. You sit around 2 lacquered bars in which you can view into the kitchen. It is so casual, almost like eating at a sushi bar. The food however is outstanding, several dishes were surreal. I loved the first courses because they were only 2 - 4 bites; but it allowed you to try so many of his signature dishes.
I will try to post a full description of some of my favorite dishes later this week. However, I will be busy writing it up for my newsletter...if you want a copy (it's free) just email me.