He shared his recipes and tips under the nickname “Doudou Kitchen” on TikTok before becoming a formidable candidate for Top Chef, in the thirteenth season of the show. Lilian Douchet cut her teeth at the Auberge de la Brie in Île de France, the Assiette Champenoise in Champagne, the Paloma in Mougins, the Pecheurs in Antibes, the Truffière or the Four Seasons Georges V in Paris. On the strength of his many experiences in these starred restaurants, he now opens not one but two gourmet places in Bordeaux and Paris! A dream that had been brutally stopped by the covid-19 pandemic.
Since Saturday May 7, the people of Bordeaux have already had the chance to settle in Lil’Home. Located at 29 quai des Chartrons, the restaurant plays the card of conviviality and offers a bistronomic and creative cuisine with fresh and seasonal products. Between pampas feathers, dark wooden tables and intense blue seats, Lil’Home and its large terrace on the quay, welcomes you from Wednesday to Sunday.
130 covers, four chefs (including Lilian Douchet), eight waiters… Lil’Home sees things big. On the menu ? Variation of beets and burrata, confit pork belly and its variation of carrots with saté sauce but also entrecôte of bazas beef with its creamy polenta, mushrooms and white asparagus. And for those who want to end on a sweet note, there will be strawberries like French toast or the traditional cheese plate. It will take 28 euros for a starter-main course or main course-dessert and 35 euros for starter-main course-dessert at lunch. In the evening, you will have to pay 48 euros for the complete formula and 64 euros for the 5-course menu.
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In the capital, the chef wanted to recreate a natural setting with Mediterranean accents. Terracotta on the floor, oak cleats at the bar, interior green wall… Its other baby, Dame Augustine, will open its doors in mid-May, on the Avenue des Gobelins side. In the capital, Lilian Douchet wants to offer a “greedy but not overdoing it” but also “balanced and totally liberated” table.
Open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday to Sunday, Dame Augustine has pushed the walls to welcome you as it should be, with a generosity of flavors. If it will still be necessary to wait a little to discover what the chef is concocting, the latter has already announced on the Parisian restaurant’s website that he will offer a lunch at 26 euros with “amuse-bouche, main course and gourmet coffee” or a formula more complete “starter-dish-dessert” at 49 euros for lunches and dinners. Dame Augustine also offers snacks for 18 euros with a detox juice, a salty and sweet delicacy as well as a tea or coffee. Mouth watering already? Good news: you can already book your table on the website!