To wine & dine in Paris is always a great experience and whenever I come back into town there is either some new place where everybody goes to or I love to rely on my beloved classics which instantly get me into the French mood, especially during the haute couture shows. We always have fun looking at all the runways and let’s say we dreamed a little… We picked our favourite couture looks matching our favourite restaurants in Paris. If only dreams came true, what a night it would be…
One of France’s most famous chefs recently moved his signature restaurant into a new space after almost 30 years. The old French mint building, the Monnaie de Paris, is a beautiful space that befits the amazing cuisine that has earned Savoy three Michelin stars.
11 quai de Conti, www.guysavoy.com
My favourite Japanese restaurant in town! It is an elegant space that blends a contemporary feel with a Japanese aesthetic. The menu also combines traditional dishes with a modern approach. Don’t miss the sushi bar upstairs.
9 rue Mont-Thabor, www.kinugawa.fr
La Fontaine de Mars
More than a bistro, more like a dining institution that dates back to 1908, this is the place to go for cassoulet, oeufs meurette, escargots and other classics of Southwestern French cuisine. The setting is old-school too, with wicker chairs and red-and-white check tablecloths.
129 Rue Saint-Dominique, www.fontainedemars.com
I love to come by this sweet boutique hotel in Montmartre for lunch or weekend brunch in their secluded back garden. It’s a serene little oasis, with bamboo, ferns and water trickling into a fish pond.
8 Rue de Navarin, www.hotelamourparis.fr
Neo-industrial decor, a laid-back atmosphere, fresh flavour combinations, high-quality, seasonal ingredients and an extensive wine list (also by the glass) – what’s not to love about Septime? The only downside: It can be hard to get a table.
80 Rue de Charonne, www.septime-charonne.fr
Situated inside the Palais de Tokyo, with an Art Deco dining room in a grey, green and gold decor, Monsieur Bleu is 100% chic. The icing on the cake: The patio on the quay of the Seine River facing the Eiffel Tower, and sophisticated, flavourful cuisine.
20 avenue de New-York, http://monsieurbleu.com/