Chez Mariette

Malagasy in Antananarivo

Superchef Mariette Andrianjaka has cooked for notables as diverse as Paloma Picasso and Prince Albert of Monaco during her long career. These days she entertains guests in her 19th-century villa, preparing elaborate multicourse set meals based on haifi cuisine – traditional royal banquets. Advance reservation is mandatory. Chez Mariette is up in the Haute-Ville – taxis know where to find it.

The service and the atmosphere are stuffy, but the food is good and the portions gargantuan; drinks are extra. It was undergoing renovations in 2019.