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May 2012 Archive

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RESTAURANT NEWS

Openings

Alain Dutournier, the well-known chef of Carré des Feuillants, has launched a new restaurant, Pinxo Saint-Germain. There you'll find the concept of the pinxo on the Right Bank: products from the Southwest of France, such as foie gras, prunes from Agen, beef from Chalosse and suckling pig from the Pyrénées, that are served as tapas. Occupying two stories and with an uncluttered décor in black and grey tones, it caters to foodies seven days a week. Lunch & Dinner daily. Pinxo Saint-Germain, 82, rue Mazarine, 75006 Paris, 01 43 54 02 11.
 
The Beef Club, a steakhouse with a British bent, has opened in a former butcher shop near Les Halles. Starters include Scotch eggs and Caesar salad, while steaks are sourced from Tim Wilson's farm in Yorkshire. For dessert you may find chocolate mousse and cheesecake. The Beef Club, 58 Jean-Jacques Rousseau, 75001 Paris, 09 52 52 89 34.
 

News Bytes
Summer Terrace Dining at Restaurant le W
During summer, you can dine on the temporary terrace located on the 8th floor of the Hotel Warwick Champs-Elysées, which looks out onto Paris' rooftops and the Eiffel Tower. It's quite an intimate place to taste the seasonal dishes a la plancha from chef Dorian Wicart. Restaurant le W, Warwick Champs-Elysées 5, rue de Berri, 75008 Paris, 01 45 63 14 11.
 
Vegetable Menu at Le Celadon
Until July, a vegetable menu is being offered at Le Celadon in the Hôtel Westminster for €62. Cooked by Christophe Moisand, it features such items as a fruit soup perfumed with savory and tofu, aubergine dressed like caviar, an assortment of raw and cooked vegetables enhanced with olive oil, a mojito jelly and a red berries minestrone. Le Celadon, Hôtel Westminster 13, rue de la Paix, 75002 Paris, 01 47 03 40 42.
 
Mini Palais Ice Cream Bar
On warm days, foodies can enjoy an ice cream bar located on the terrace of Mini Palais. Along with classical flavors such as black chocolate or bourbon vanilla, some surprising tastes are also available, such as basil and lemon, rosemary and honey, yuzu or matcha green tea. Served in a pot or with a cone, each scoop of ice cream costs €3. Mini Palais, Grand Palais 3, av. Winston Churchill, 75008 Paris, +33 (0)1 42 56 42 42.
 
Lunch on the Patio at Les Ambassadeurs
Les Ambassadeurs, the famous restaurant of the Hôtel de Crillon, has relocated its lunch service to the patio. There you can taste a special menu at €68 featuring the creative dishes of talented chef Christopher Hache and such ingredients as asparagus, blue lobster, Kobe beef and poultry, as well as a strawberry and lemon tart. Les Ambassadeurs, Hôtel de Crillon 10, place de la Concorde, 75008 Paris, 01 44 71 16 16.
 


Chef Shuffle
American chefs Kevin O'Donnell and Michael Lombardi from New York's Del Posto are in the kitchen at L'Office, a contemporary bistro. L'Office, 3 rue Richer, Paris, France 75009, 01 47 70 67 31.
 


Closings

CLOSED FOR GOOD
Take your taste buds on a walk down memory lane! Check out our exclusive closed restaurant database for Paris to virtually visit your favorite dining spots from the past. Le Pavillon, R.I.P.

L'Angle du Faubourg has closed its doors and has been replaced by a sleek brasserie, Les 110 de Taillevent. Emile Cotte, a disciple of Alain Solivérès, the chef of Taillevent, is in charge of the cuisine. Thirty dishes compose the menu and there are 110 wines available by the glass. Expect to pay around €60 for a meal. Lunch & Dinner daily. Les 110 de Taillevent, 195, rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, Paris, France 75008, 01 40 74 20 20.
 
Le Clovis, the gastronomic restaurant of the sleek hôtel Sofitel Paris Arc de Triomphe, is temporarily closed due to renovation. It is scheduled to reopen in November 2012. Le Clovis, Hôtel Sofitel Paris Arc de Triomphe, 14, rue Beaujon, Paris 75008, 01 53 89 50 53.
 
The owners of Le Relais de l'Isle on the Ile St. Louis have announced that the restaurant will close on May 21, 2012. Le Relais de l'Isle, 37 rue Saint Louis en l'Île, Paris, France 75004, 01 46 34 72 34.
 


CULINARY EVENTS
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