COUNTER CULTURE: Given that he’s one of France’s most beloved chefs, Joël Robuchon’s new restaurant has Parisians waiting in line for his gastronomic delights. The 40-seat space, which features an eating counter rather than tables, does not accept reservations. Patronslucky enough to get in can sample appetizers like red snapper filets with hot black olives or a creamy lobster broth with morels. There are also one-dish options like calf livers served with Robuchon’s famous mashed potatoes. Paris-based designer Pierre Yves Rochon created the modern black and red decor, which offers all diners a front-row seat to the open-concept kitchen.
L’Atelier Robuchon, 5 Rue de Montalembert, (33) 1 42 22 56 56.

SWEATER GIRL: Former Valentino and Balmain executive Georgina Brandolini is welcoming the couture crowd to her new showroom at 57 Rue Pierre Charron to show off her first complete collection of signature sweaters. Her focus is evening, with sexy silhouettes and subtle details, including lace panels and cutouts. Brandolini already shipped her first capsule collection to half a dozen stores in Brazil and Spain. Wholesale prices are in the $100-to-$230 range, with coral-beaded sweaters running up to about $400. Dollar figures have been converted from the euro at current exchange.

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