wáng is an Asian bar counter, open year round, in the heart of Megève’s village: a “Japan style” venue, cool and intimate, raw and refined, elegantly simple, where it feels good to be, in all seasons, any time of the day, alone, with family or amongst friends.
Iodized haven, envisioned by Jérôme Foucaud (Le TIGrr) and staged by Astrid Maillet-Contoz (Scarlett, Roots Palace…); a minimalist and elegant place where each detail has been carefully designed to provide a tiny bit of ultra-coquettish Japan in Megève.
A short menu, well executed, reasonable value for money : melting sashimi carefully sliced, sushi prepared to order, in front of guests, a miso soup, devilishly scented ramen, tasty Japanese curry, maddening crispy gyoza, edamame, seaweed salad, fish tartare, and the star item, the hand roll, a kind of a long maki to grab with both hands and enjoy with ones’ fingers ( as tradition requires !).
Hand roll, n.: Japanese dish – Roll prepared by hand by the chef using a crispy nori seaweed filed with lukewarm and vinegary Japanese rice, which in turn wraps a tartary fish.
Rather a cosy diner with your partner or at a table with friends sharing small plates?
More than just another sophisticated sushi counter, wáng plays it Izakaya, well known Tokyoites pubs where to nibble small dishes and chug a beer or a saké amongst friends…
Tapas bar made in Japan, in short, with a twist of chic and causality, specific to the know how of Jérôme Foucaud and his team.
At wáng, the setting is a patient and harmonious clash between items taking their roots from the traditional Japanese culture, and the accessories along with furniture that adorns the place.
A tour of the venue with Astrid Maillet-Contoz, decorator:
“We wanted to create a venue , minimalist, zen, mysteriously warm, contemporary and timeless.
An organic and mineral shell : rough stone walls, solid wood floor, a large mirror, a long bar made of stone and carpentry… and hanging from the ceiling, 6 vintage orangey spheres that radiate a peaceful light.
A “contemporary” vocabulary when it comes to furniture and accessories, powerful and unique items a 1970 folding screen hunted in a trade fair, authentic 1960 tables Collections “Les Arcs” signed Charlotte Perriand…on the table ceramics of all colours, walnut dishes, pebbles to lay ones chopsticks and a few, very few waste.”