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The Eiffel Tower on Your Plate

by Sophie Gayot

There is a French expression: “avec des si, on mettrait Paris en bouteille,” which means, “with ifs, you could fit Paris in a bottle.” But how can you fit the Eiffel Tower on a plate? Watch the exclusive video interview with executive chef Philippe Labbé of L’Abeille restaurant at the Shangri-La Hotel Paris, to see how he does it. You will find out why Labbé is paying a tribute to La Grande Dame, as about half of the hotel’s 27 suites and 54 rooms have unobstructed views of the monument built by Gustave Eiffel in 1889 for the World’s Fair.

To learn more about the restaurant and find out its rating, read the review of L’Abeille. The space is so elegant and peaceful that it made’s list of Top 10 Romantic Restaurants in Paris, as well as Top 10 Business Dining Restaurants. Its private garden — which also features views of Eiffel Tower — earned the Shangri-La Hotel Paris’ signature restaurant a spot on the Top 10 Paris Restaurants with a View list.

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You can click on each photo to enlarge to see dishes from L’Abeille restaurant in the Shangri-La Hotel Paris restaurant menu.
All photos by Sophie Gayot.

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