News for Restaurants in Paris
Stay in the know about the Paris restaurant scene. You can learn about new restaurant openings, special events, and more.
Le George, dedicated to Mediterranean fare, has opened its doors in the Four Seasons Hôtel George V Paris. Tuscany-native Marco Garfagnini, former chef of Il Lago in the Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues Geneva, helms its stoves. Le George, Four Seasons Hôtel George V Paris 31, av. George V, 75008 Paris, 01 49 52 70 00.
Chef of Spring, Chicago-native Daniel Rose has opened a bistro near the Palais Brongniart, La Bourse et La Vie. Helming the kitchen, Marie-Aude Mery and Rose’s stalwart Harry Johnson craft traditional fare like mackerel fillets marinated in white wine, pot-au-feu with veal head, and chocolate mousse with coffee beans. Lunch & Dinner Mon.-Fri. La Bourse et La Vie, 12, rue Vivienne, 75002 Paris, 01 42 60 08 83.
Jean-François Piège has launched his new establishment, Le Grand Restaurant, near the Madeleine church. The menu includes refined and creative dishes. Lunch & Dinner Mon.-Fri. Le Grand Restaurant, 7, rue d'Aguesseau, 75008 Paris, 01 53 05 00 00.
Chef Christian Constant has opened his new restaurant at the Sofitel Paris Arc de Triomphe. It is called Les Cocottes after the name of his famous establishment on the Left Bank and seats 90 people. The menu includes simmered courses like honey-lacquered cod and caramelized potatoes stuffed with pig’s foot. Les Cocottes, Sofitel Paris Arc de Triomphe 2, av. Bertie Albrecht, 75008 Paris, 01 53 89 50 50.
La Marée Jeanne is a trendy restaurant dedicated to seafood. Sit at a table or at the wooden counter and enjoy simple yet palatable cuisine. Appetizers are served out in little portions in order to be shared, like the fried smelt and the marinated sardines with green peas and red pepper cream. Among the signature dishes, go for the “croq’homard,” a kind of croque monsieur from the sea. La Marée Jeanne, 3, rue Mandar, 75002 Paris, 01 42 61 58 34.
Imagined and helmed by Delphine Plisson, former manager of a fashion brand, Maison Plisson is dedicated to topnotch ingredients. Three-thousand references are sold here, ranging from meat, delicatessen, fruits and vegetables to cheeses, bread and coffee. Fare is simple but tasteful, such as the tomato gazpacho with olive oil, cucumber dices and goat cheese, salt cod and smoked haddock with potato mash and pesto. Maison Plisson, 93, bd Beaumarchais, 75003 Paris, 01 71 18 19 09.
Château Latour Wines at Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée
From November 5-December 18, 2015, guests at Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée can enjoy two specially chosen Bordeaux wines. Frédéric Engerer, president of Château Latour, has selected Les Forts de Latour 2005 (45€ per glass, 135€ per carafe, 270€ per bottle) and Château Latour 1999 (125€ per glass, 375€ per carafe, 745€ per bottle). These wines are available during lunch (Thursdays and Fridays). For more information, visit Alain Ducasse's website. Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée, Hôtel Plaza Athénée 25, av. Montaigne, 75008 Paris, 01 53 67 65 00.
Pierre Gagnaire at Fouquet's
Master chef Pierre Gagnaire has initiated a collaboration with Fouquet’s to oversee its menu. Dishes include marinated mackerel, fried whiting, Cognac-blazed beef fillet with pepper sauce and chocolate fondant. Fouquet's, Hôtel Fouquet's Barrière Paris 99, av. des Champs-Élysées, 75008 Paris, 01 40 69 60 50.
Green Dinners at La Bauhinia
Shangri-La Hotel, Paris, has launched the 100-percent green dinners taking place on the first Thursday of each month at La Bauhinia, in a nature-inspired décor. On this occasion, chef Christophe Moret prepares a five-course vegetable-focused menu at €58, which features such items as tomato Bloody Mary, spring rolls made with watermelon and soup herbs, and roasted turnips and beetroots. To match this special fare, head sommelier Cédric Maupoint proposes biodynamic wines. Shangri-La Hotel, Paris 10, avenue d'Iéna, 75016 Paris, 01 53 67 19 91.
Les Fables de la Fontaine, the famous seafood restaurant in the 7th arrondissement, has faced refurbishment. The modern décor has been rejuvenated with raw stone and wooden fixtures and a new chef helms the stoves, the twenty-odd-year-old Julia Sedefdjian. Among signature dishes, expect raw and baked haddock with crusty egg yolk and seaweed vinaigrette and a lobster hot dog. Les Fables de la Fontaine, 131, rue Saint Dominique, Paris 75007, 01 44 18 37 55.
PARIS RESTAURANT CLOSINGS
Roseval has closed. Roseval, 1 Rue d'Eupatoria, Paris, France 75020, no phone.
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