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Paris restaurant Mallory Gabsi channels the colours and textures of its menu

Arnaud Behzadi’s interiors are as carefully honed as the food at new Paris restaurant Mallory Gabsi.

At first sight, it looks as if Behzadi has adopted a minimal philosophy, using muted colours, clean lines and slick, polished materials.

Photography: Arnaud Behzadi

However a closer look reveals a carefully chosen palette of textures and shades. The amber-coloured banquette is a reference to saffron, a favourite ingredient in Mallory Gabsi’s dishes, while hints of turquoise nod to the chef’s preferred colour.

Behzadi has wrapped one cave-like niche in the restaurant in velvet curtains, adding a mirrored ceiling and white marble dining furniture to offset the enclosed space.

Photography: Arnaud Behzadi

Geometric-patterned dining chairs, speckled stone floors and oxidised metal columns all add dimensionality to the interiors. It’s emphasised by mirrored walls and glossy wood panelling – which hint at some more vintage inspiration for the restaurant.

Mallory Gabsi’s menu is a similar story of contrasts, with unexpected flavour combinations including chocolate and parsnip.

28 Rue des Acacias, 75017 Paris, France

Photography: Arnaud Behzadi

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