Yuman Restaurant by Michael Malapert

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“Yuman comes from Yumani, meaning into the Inca’s mythology the Sun’s place of birth. More than a restaurant or a refined grocery, Yuman is a philosophy born with the vision of Gilles Tessier, the founder of the project.

The leading values linked authenticity, optimism, refinement, the unexpected, open mind and confidence based on a common thread running through the light.

The light is the main element of the Yuman’s concept, which means the vital energy and the rise of the awareness. This message is declined into many ways of expression, the logo, the architecture and the signature. Yuman, the first enlightened restaurant, is 100% organic with a preference to give priority to local products.

The menu is composed by 3 main topics created by the self-educated chief Amandine Geers offering new and innovated recipes.

- A vegetable topic proposing soups, salads, veggies juice or fruit salad, veggies juice prepared with seasonal products.
- A pastas and risotto topic proposing dishes with a lot of innovating varieties.
- A real focus on local french products proposed as meal or gourmet and refined sandwiches.

The founder Gilles Tessier has involved into his project the talent of the interior architect and designer Michaël Malapert, well known for his mastery of restructuring attractive places to live. Michaël has contributed his unique expertise into the conception and the execution of the global arrangements, even the smallest details to make the Yuman project lives.

From the parquet floor, the grey concrete walls into the interiors areas, to the glazing doors with an access onto the terrace facing south, Michaël Malapert has created real place to live reflecting the Yuman way of life. The open-plan kitchen has been established as an ‘artist’s workshop’ facing a large ‘table d’hôtes’ with a stylised tree giving to the spacious dining room a single volume.

Michaël also chose modern and stylish lightweight lamps from Moooi, a wooden kitchen top and the chairs created by Gras and for the terrace facilities, and outdoor furniture from Fermod. All of which have a direct bearing on the light and the Yuman philosophy.” michaelmalapert.com

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