Valenciennes is not only the Prix de Rome, but also a young leader, Pierre-Arnaud Dupont, whose restaurant «Pier, the taste of true» won the «quality restaurant» award by the Culinary college of France in 2015, its 1 st hat in 2016 and the North Gault & Millau Young Talent Trophy in 2016 and 2017. A nice record not? And all these awards are more than merited by the young chef offering quality cuisine, made of raw products, fresh and worked with flavours and originality. The specialty of the chief? Meat maturées to the incredible tenderness. But fish and seafood lovers will not be left with the bar pad, toast burbot or fresh oysters. The chef also thinks of vegetarians with a dish based on aubergines, sweet potatoes, carrots, curry and coconut milk. On top of the desserts, the gourmets will delight in baba with rum or the mysterious «between venom and coco». Meals that make travel and license the taste buds. And the chef selected the best wines to accompany his card, renewed several times in the year. The restaurant has only 22 seats in the dining room and ten on the terrace, so you will have better booking. In all cases, don't miss this address, which will soon become an essential part of the valenciennoise gastronomy!