Now that Paris Fashion Week is on the rise, it seems a good time to visit Paris for the weekend. Apart from its history, architecture and exclusive design the City of Lights is worldwide known for its wonderful cuisine.
When the night comes, and after a long day full of fashion shows, you just want a good place to rest and enjoy the best dinner that Paris has to offer. In order to save your time and make sure that you go to the best restaurants, keep the following list in your memory.
Established at Hôtel Plaza Athénée, Alain Ducasse is a three-star Michelin restaurant that presents the naturalness cuisine inspired by the fish-vegetables-cereals trilogy. In partnership with Alain Baraton, head gardener of Grand Parc de Versailles and Trianon, Alain Ducasse offer to its clients, vegetables and fruits grown exclusively for them. In their dishes, Ducasse’s chefs use the best ingredients to make sure that they achieve the highest flavor potential. With an absolute attention to every detail, the traditional style embedded on the walls is complemented with modern table settings and furniture with a remarkable quality, all illuminated by a chandelier with 10,000 suspended crystals.
L’Arpège is a three-star Michelin restaurant dedicated to the traditional french cuisine. Using the flambéing technique that his grandmother taught him, the chef Alain Passard is dedicated to creating harmonious dishes with a vegetables signature, since every meal description includes vegetables on it, and every ingredient is carefully considered to make sure it matches the rest. Nevertheless, do not get disappointed if you’re not a vegetables lover, because the chef still serves meat on the meals.
Le Meurice is another three-star Michelin restaurant from chef Alain Ducasse that serves classic European cuisine. Dishes include such lavish offerings as sautéed blue lobster with champagne, sea bass with goldleaf risotto, and scallops with white alba truffle foam. Inspired by the Salon de la Paix at the Château de Versailles, the decoration of the restaurant was revisited by Philippe Starck in 2007 and has an elegant and harmonious white and silver setting full of antique mirrors, crystal chandeliers, bronzes and large windows overlooking the Jardin des Tuileries.
Chef Pierre Gagnaire is number one on the list “Worldwide best 100 chefs”. The restaurant in Paris offer modern fusion cuisine where premium ingredients are arranged in an exciting and innovative way. You can taste bizarre and beautiful combinations of flavors from all over the globe in this stylish location, where the artistry of the plates is complemented by the plush slate-grey tones of the interior décor.
Epicure is another three-star Michelin restaurant located in the hotel Le Bristol. It offers a simple but delicious combination of classic french cuisine, made by chef Eric Frechon with quality seasonal ingredients. The restaurant offers two dining rooms, Winter and Summer, that are used according to the rhythms of the season, both with a view to the Le Bristol’s exquisite inner courtyard garden.
If during the day you don’t have time to visit the Paris iconic Eiffel Tower, because you are emerged in Paris Fashion Week shows, enjoy the night there having a wonderful dinner at Le Jules Verne restaurant.
Located on the second level of Eiffel Tower, Le Jules Verne is a modern french cuisine restaurant. With bold modern décor by Patrick Jouin and cuisine by the already known Alain Ducasse, it offers a classic French menu with contemporary twists, plus sweeping views over western Paris through floor-to-ceiling bay windows. Rigorously selected ingredients are combined to produce mouthwatering creations such as seared turbot with leeks and black fig sauce, and pineapple and green apple ‘vacherin’.
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