STORY: This restaurant on the first floor of the Eiffel Tower (arrow pointing)
aims to showcase climate-friendly cuisine
Location: Paris, France
Madame Brasserie’s entire menu is designed to minimize its carbon footprint
The restaurant is run by Michelin-starred chef Thierry Marx
"Here is a dish of leeks that comes from just 50 kilometers away, seasonal leeks, we simply cooked it in its own juices and then we wrapped it in paper, as a leek is 80% water on average. We cook it in its own juices and we're going to finish it simply by passing it over a flame."
"The small steps that I've explained are found in this dish, (making it) pleasant to eat, pleasant to pay, reducing the carbon impact of this dish and at the same time, we don't have the impression that we're undergoing a revolution. We simply did our job with the necessary environmental impact."
Marx’s kitchen crew cooks on induction cookers with high-quality copper casseroles
which only heat the pan itself without warming up the entire kitchen
"We're in the middle of an energy crisis, an environmental crisis, so we must not think that just because we run a bistro, a brasserie, a restaurant, that we would be detached from all that by saying, 'I don't care.' No, there is an awareness, at times a little late in this profession, but there is a real awareness of the social impact, the value of our profession and the environmental impact.