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Marseille, France

Forest

What’s the restaurant in a nutshell?

Forest is a unique restaurant in Marseille, with a second location at the Musée d’Art Moderne in Paris. It’s helmed by uber-hot chef Julien Sebbag, who is passionate about textural Mediterranean-inflected dishes and dripping greenery. The Marseille branch boasts stunning interiors by Julien Sebban of Paris-based collective Uchronia, who uses shades of terracotta, lime-washed ochre surfaces, perforated terracotta brick, burnt-orange banquettes and olivewood furnishings to create a mesmerising atmosphere. A striking stained-glass dome above the bar adds to the visual feast.

What are the signature dishes?

Chef Julien Sebbag’s menu at Forest is designed around the concept of shared plates, featuring some of his Parisian hits and local ingredients. Notable dishes include sage butter candles served with seasonal hummus, anise-flavoured halla brioche, beet gnocchi with poutargue and Pastis-soaked baba for dessert. The waterfront location in Marseille also features a “crudo” bar, where tartares and carpaccios are crafted based on the availability of fresh fish.
Forest Marseille Provence-Alpes-Côte d‘Azur France restaurant
Forest Marseille Provence-Alpes-Côte d‘Azur France restaurant
Forest Marseille Provence-Alpes-Côte d‘Azur France restaurant
Forest Marseille Provence-Alpes-Côte d‘Azur France restaurant
Forest Marseille Provence-Alpes-Côte d‘Azur France restaurant
Forest Marseille Provence-Alpes-Côte d‘Azur France restaurant
Forest Marseille Provence-Alpes-Côte d‘Azur France restaurant
Forest Marseille Provence-Alpes-Côte d‘Azur France restaurant
Forest Marseille Provence-Alpes-Côte d‘Azur France restaurant

Drinks, anyone?

Forest’s drinks menu showcases the flavours and culture of the region, featuring a signature cocktail called Le Maquis. This cocktail is a delightful blend of Ricard, Double Jus 30&40, lemon juice, Calissons syrup and aquafaba, creating a refreshing and aromatic drink that perfectly complements the Mediterranean-inspired dishes. Pastis, a popular anise-flavoured spirit, is also highlighted on the menu, as it is a typical drink in Marseille. Notably, Pastis is used to soak the dessert baba, infusing the dish with the spirit’s characteristic flavour.

What’s the city like?

Marseille, a vibrant city on the southern coast of France, is a captivating blend of rich history, diverse culture and stunning natural beauty. Located in the heart of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region, it stands as the country’s oldest city and the gateway to the Mediterranean. Known for its bustling ports, the city is also home to the picturesque Vieux-Port, where colorful fishing boats and lively markets reflect its maritime heritage. The striking Calanques National Park, with its turquoise waters and dramatic limestone cliffs, offers outdoor enthusiasts a breathtaking backdrop for exploration. This Mediterranean gem, steeped in history and brimming with culinary delights like the traditional bouillabaisse, effortlessly captures the essence of Provençal charm.

Forest Marseille Provence-Alpes-Côte d‘Azur France restaurant
Forest Marseille Provence-Alpes-Côte d‘Azur France restaurant
Forest Marseille Provence-Alpes-Côte d‘Azur France restaurant
Forest Marseille Provence-Alpes-Côte d‘Azur France restaurant
Forest Marseille Provence-Alpes-Côte d‘Azur France restaurant
Forest Marseille Provence-Alpes-Côte d‘Azur France restaurant
Forest Marseille Provence-Alpes-Côte d‘Azur France restaurant
Forest Marseille Provence-Alpes-Côte d‘Azur France restaurant
Forest Marseille Provence-Alpes-Côte d‘Azur France restaurant
Forest Marseille Provence-Alpes-Côte d‘Azur France restaurant
Forest Marseille Provence-Alpes-Côte d‘Azur France restaurant
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Forest
4 Bd Jacques Saade
Marseille
France

Photography courtesy of Damien Fournier and Forest

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Forest
4 Bd Jacques Saade
Marseille
France

Photography courtesy of Damien Fournier and Forest

Urban

Rural

Trendy

Classic

Happening

Serene

Affordable

Lavish

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