News for Restaurants in Paris
Eric Frechon, chef of the Hôtel Le Bristol, has launched a new restaurant, Lazare. Located inside the Saint-Lazare train station near the Palais Garnier, Lazare is open all day and proposes French specialties. Lazare, Gare Saint-Lazare, 75008 Paris, no phone.News Bytes
Easter at Cazaudehore
Cazaudehore La Forestière, a charming hotel near the woods of Saint-Germain-en-Laye, duly celebrates Easter. From April 12 to 28, a chocolate-focused menu will be served at the restaurant for €90 with three glasses of wine. It notably features a marbled foie gras terrine, pan-seared scallops, duck filet with smoked almonds and cocoa cream, Parmesan cheese and an assortment of chocolate for dessert. On April 21, an egg hunt is organized in the park for the kids and a brunch offered at €59 per adult and €29 per child. Cazaudehore, 1, av. Kennedy, 78100 St-Germain-en-Laye, 01 30 61 64 64.
Dietetic Dish at the Bar of Le Royal Monceau
The new Clarins salad is now served at Le Bar Long in Le Royal Monceau - Raffles Paris. This salad, which was launched last fall, has been conceived by the doctor Olivier Courtin-Clarins who opened his own spa in the hotel in 2010. The dietetic dish is currently composed of crunchy spinach shoots, prawns, chicories and grated black truffle and could be accompanied with gluten-free crackers. Le Royal Monceau - Raffles Paris, 37, av. Hoche, 75008 Paris, 01 42 99 88 00.
New Offerings at Pierre Gagnaire
Pierre Gagnaire restaurant comes with some novelties at its location on rue Balzac in Paris. First, the décor has been renewed, thanks to a collage of hand-written and antique books’ pages on the walls, embellished with animals and cryptic signs drawings. Besides, a table for two has been installed within the kitchen, allowing guests to admire the brigade working during the services. Moreover, a new lunch menu is offered at €85, with five little starters, one course and an assortment of desserts. Pierre Gagnaire, 6, rue Balzac, 75008 Paris, 01 58 36 12 50.
Thierry Marx Launches New Menu at Sur Mesure
Thierry Marx, chef at Sur Mesure in the Mandarin Oriental, Paris, has launched a new lunch menu. Patrons can choose it according to the number of dishes, i.e. four for €60, five for €75, and so on up to eight dishes for €120. Among other selections are Marx’s classics like soya risotto and new courses such as calf sweetbread spaghetti and pumpkin moelleux, as well as organic wines by the glass from €10 to €18. Sur Mesure, Mandarin Oriental, Paris 251, rue Saint-Honoré, 75001 Paris, 01 70 98 78 88.
Ledoyen Now Open for Dinner Saturdays
After having been closed for years during weekends, Ledoyen, a hallmark restaurant near the Petit Palais, now caters to patrons on Saturday for dinner. It’s quite an occasion to treat oneself with the famous dishes from chef Christian Le Squer, such as the crusty langoustines with citrus fruit emulsion or skewered calf sweetbread with lemon grass and herb juice. Ledoyen, 1, ave. Dutuit, 75008 Paris, 01 53 05 10 00.
Dinner Series at Diane
Until May 2014, Jean-Yves Leuranguer, executive chef of Hôtel Fouquet's Barrière Paris, and his lieutenant Christophe Schmitt, will team each month with a famous chef or company for an exclusive dinner at the restaurant Diane. On January 21, they will prepare a special menu with Enrico Crippa, chef of Piazza Duomo in Alba; February 14, with Philippe Urraca, Meilleur Ouvrier de France for his skills in cooking chocolate; and March 14, with the Maison Milliat that supplies fruit-based items. For the two last dinners, the dates of which have not yet been communicated, it will be Emmanuel Renaut, chef of Flocons de Sel in Mégève, and Philippe Etchebest, former chef of Hostellerie de Plaisance in Saint-Emilion. Diane, Hôtel Fouquet's Barrière Paris 46, av. George V, 75008 Paris, 01 40 69 60 00.
“Shangri-Lounge” Parties on Wednesdays
Each Wednesday from 7 p.m. to midnight, the “Shangri-Lounge” party takes place in the Shangri-La Hotel, Paris. This special event is animated by a DJ and benefits from a festive décor with disco balls and light projections on the walls and the ceiling. Champagne and creative cocktails from the barman Christophe Léger are served, as are dim sum and Torpedo shrimps. Shangri-La Hotel, Paris, 10, av. d'Iéna, 75116 Paris, 01 80 27 19 35.
New Cookbook from Chef Yannick Alléno
Chef Yannick Alléno (Terroir Parisien) has released a cookbook called Ma Cuisine Française. Read more on GAYOT's blog. Terroir Parisien, 20, rue Saint-Victor, 75005 Paris, 01 44 31 54 54.
Paris Chocolate & Gastronomy Tour
David Lebovitz, author of The Great Book of Chocolate and The Sweet Life in Paris, will lead a Paris Chocolate & Gastronomy Tour March 31-April 6, 2014. Events will include cheese and wine tastings, guided walking tours, and visits behind the scenes of the shops of chocolatiers, bread bakers and candy makers. For more information, visit www.davidlebovitz.com/tours.
Under the supervision of Laurent André, executive chef at Le Royal Monceau, a new chef helms the stoves of the restaurant La Cuisine. The 30-year-old Hans Zahner can boast a solid résumé, due to his stints at Alain Ducasse Plaza Athénée, Restaurant Lasserre and Restaurant Le 39 V. His signature dishes include the pike dumpling from Lyon with lobster sauce and the sole from La Rochelle with semi-salted butter, tender potatoes and piperade. Lunch menu at €58 and dinner menu at €98. La Cuisine, Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris, 24, av. Hoche, Paris 75008, 01 42 99 88 00.
Alain Ducasse is supervising the kitchens of Le Meurice hotel. As the Hotel Plaza Athénée, home of two restaurants over which he presides, closes its doors for refurbishment, he considers his new challenge as a means to perpetuate his French contemporary cuisine over there. The 70-persons brigade will be maintained, dispatched between the gastronomic Le Meurice, the brasserie Le Dali and Bar 228. Le Meurice, Hôtel Le Meurice, 228, rue de Rivoli, Paris 75001, 01 44 58 10 55.
The Hotel Plaza Athénée closed in early October 1, 2013, for a massive renovation. Its reopening is scheduled for May 2014. The hotel's two restaurants, Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée and Le Relais Plaza, are also not operating. This closing intervenes just after the acquisition by the hotel of four adjoining buildings that will provide 14 additional rooms and suites and a conference room. Read more on GAYOT's blog. Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée, Hôtel Plaza Athénée, 25, av. Montaigne, Paris 75008, 01 53 67 65 00.
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