Selection of the month:
Lapérouse – After major works, this Saint-Germain-des-Prés institution reopens its doors under the guidance of Jean-Pierre Vigato (ex Apicius): potatoes charlotte, caviar and sour cream; raw bass and Dublin Bay prawn, coral crumbs and hazelnut juice; pig’s trotter crusty pancake… Desserts have been imagined by Christophe Michalak such as the delicious Savarin cake with rose, fresh raspberries and light coco cream. Open every day except on Sundays. 51 quai des Grands Augustins, 6th.
Marsan – Is the name of Hélène Darroze’s new restaurant, in tribute of her native city. The cuisine is delicious and sophisticated: oysters with caviar, fresh velvety bean soup; lobster tandoori; fine carrot and citrus fruit mousse; koxkera-style line-fished hake, Soustons white asparagus, peas, clams, egg yolk… and for dessert rhubarb in a sugar crust and buckwheat ice cream, a wink to her origins. Closed on Saturdays and Sundays. 4 rue d’Assas, 6th.
Our favourite addresses:
- Chez Fernand, a simple bistro serving traditional French cuisine in a warm and casual atmosphere, located a few meters away from the hotel only
- Allard, a 100 year-old bistro which serves the great classics of French cuisine. It belongs to Alain Ducasse, who by his name only guarantee the quality of food, wines and service.
- Le Christine, a modern French cuisine address which proposes casual delicate dishes and located just next door
- Alliance an excellent modern French cuisine (1 Michelin star) in a contemporary décor, located near Notre Dame (10-minute walk from the hotel) on the left bank
Haute cuisine :
- Saint James Paris : the most romantic address of Paris in the city’s only château-hotel! You will enjoy a refined French cuisine imagined by the young Chef Adrien Brunet.
- Le Relais Louis XIII, a medieval house of the 17th century rated one Michelin star. Manuel Martinez worked previously at the world-famous Tour d’Argent.