08 July 2016
Courtyards, gardens, terraces … the best places in Paris.
Courtyards, gardens, terraces … this summer we (re) discover these ventilated rooms that give Paris a countryside style.
In the heart of the 9th arrondissement, behind the large portal of the Hotel Scherffer-Renon, the Musée de la Vie Romantique is hiding and its tea room at the back of the court. In addition to contemplate the works, we can enjoy a moment in the tea room at the back of the court. For lunch, enjoy the savory pie with its mixed salad, dessert and a drink and snack around an iced tea with a cranberry-white chocolate muffin , a pistachio-raspberry financial or a lemon-almond cake … or a bio ice cream.
This is one of the largest open air terraces of Paris: a paved courtyard of 1 500m2 bathed in sunlight. The restaurant and terrace have 55 outdoors seats. Chef Emmanuel Valée offers a summer cuisine. Honors for his gourmet brunch served on the terrace. We celebrate this season, the opening of a “Moët Ice Imperial” champagne bar by Moët & Chandon in the hotel garden, the only champagne specially created to be tasted very fresh. Good point: Happy Hour in the garden every day from 6PM to 8.30 PM
The Jeu de Paume is opening this summer a terrace overlooking the octagonal pool where we can enjoy a full sunny exposure. To enjoy one of the most beautiful gardens in the capital: the Tuileries. Under umbrellas, where there is a very warm summer, the menu highlights light meals: Quinoa salad, chicken, summer vegetables, ham and cheese sandwich in farmhouse bread or a veggie crunches. Not to forget the brunch on weekends and appetizers around a plate of charcuterie to share a glass of wine.
This historical and poetic place right in Saint-Germain-des-Prés is also home to the most confidential terrace of Paris. The tables are set around a fountain from the sixteenth century, the only vestige of a period garden. A living wall brings an indispensable bucolic touch ! Chef Julien Montbabut has acquired wisdom and talent from the greatest. His dishes are prepared as high fashion items: such a treat for the eye!
The restaurant opened a few weeks on the ground floor of the Museum of Decorative Arts with its vast terrace in the Tuileries Garden is a wonder of nature. We can find at the head the band that made the success of Monsieur Bleu: Gilles Malafosse (Le Flandrin, Pétrus), Laurent de Gourcuff and Benjamin Cassan and again Joseph Dirand for the architecture and design, the chef Benoît Dargère and Italian chef Diego Compagno and Alexis Mabille for styling without forgetting Jean-Charles de Castelbajac who designed logo, menus, table linen .. in the plate an Italian cuisine: the tagliatelles are to die for, osso bucco and memorable octopus … the place to be to snack, lunch, have a tea, drinks, dinner …
Taisho the terrace of the Aquarium Rotunda of Paris overlooking the Eiffel Tower offers one of the most striking views of the capital. This ephemeral terrace (it closes end of September) transports us to 20s Japan. On the menu, we love the flavors coming straight from the Land of the Rising Sun: lobster ravioli or pork kebabs tepanyaki, various salads … honors for the sake bar.
Recently revisited by the designer Bruno Moinard, the Cour Jardin, a haven of peace in the heart of Paris, offers again this season a menu with Franco-Japanese variations signed by Fumiko Kono without forgetting the inevitable dishes cooked by the Chef Mathieu Emeraud. Fumiko Kono signs a contemporary Japanese cuisine inspired by his many travels. The regulars of the Cour Jardin will find there the the blue lobster, grilled vegetables Culatello Massimo Spigaroli or mullet cooked on one side along with a caponata … We discover desserts by Angelo Musa, the Pastry Chef Executive just arrived at the Plaza Athénée (Meilleur Ouvrier de France and World Champion pastry). He signs here his first creations: a fresh and light dessert menu, mainly with fruits, which will evolve throughout the season.
Located in the Hall Secrétan, Wanted offers a superb terrace, bathed in sunshine. We can find at the head of this place opened in early March, the trio Stéphane, Samia and Marc which already has to his credit a nice success with the restaurant Les Petites Gouttes, proud of its beautiful terrace as well. We love the plates of antipasti with grilled seasonal vegetables, cheese … or charcuterie board with parma ham, mortadella with truffle, 36 months old Parmesan … and the sublime pizza from the oven. Finally, Wanted is also a cocktail bar. Riccardo, originally from Sardinia and globetrotter is creating sublime cocktails …
On the 7th floor, on the rooftop of the hotel, overlooking the whole of Paris, this terrace offers a 360 ° view over the capital. We sit there from breakfast to dinner through the afterwork and brunch on Sunday! On the menu, a bistro cuisine: seasonal salads, fish from the market, grilled terroir meats, all signed by the Chef Eric Lurthy. Good point: the barbecue evenings once a month and in the evening a more extensive menu.
We find at the head of this iconic restaurant which just got a facelift, Christophe Bonnat and Coco Couperie Eiffel: she is the great-granddaughter of Gustave Eiffel, whose tower dominates the place. In fine weather, the terrace with spectacular views offers a unique view of the Seine and the Grande Dame de Fer. You will sample the cuisine of chef Frédéric Vardon, chef of the 39V, assisted by executive chef, Mickael Foubert. It is also the ideal spot to enjoy cocktails, tapas and rosé.
In the Marais the old train station café which saw Coluche and the gang act … is hiding behind a blue door. There is also a spacious courtyard which houses a 70 seats terrace. The table led by the chef Mauro Colagreco, two Michelin stars for his Restaurant Le Mirazur, in Menton and the chef Rafael Gomes, is refined and quite in tune with the times: tataki of bonito, black tagliatelle with clamar and chorizo, rabbit roulade, Madras curry cauliflower …
The famous institution of the Bois de Boulogne has opened this spring a “front-porch” with the laudable aim of giving a little bit of pep and attract a young hype clientele. In the heart of the Bois de Boulogne in green surroundings we taste some heartfelt tapas and cocktails in one of the finest houses in Paris.