To end the month of March in style and celebrate Easter, we invite you to famous egg hunts to entertain children while parents are savoring a tasty brunch. In all cases, good times to spend with your family. We also invites you to cultural and arty steps in Paris, at the Grand Palais, in the House of Latin America, the Quai Branly Museum and at the Fondation Cartier, in Paris this week with the discovery of the work of Italian photographer Ugo Mulas and the Colombian one, Fernell Franco. A dip in the colorful and playful world of the famous Barbie doll or a collective exhibition around the theme of burlesque in Vitry, Chez Léon and Yoom in the seventeenth arrondissement, a nice brewery and the new dim sum lovers spot. But also the Moulin de la Galette, in Montmartre, which went through a facelift. Or the champagne house Krug opening an ephemeral garden restaurant in the gardens of the Musée Nissim de Camondo. Happy Paris!
For those wishing to enjoy a gourmet brunch while the children are playing, the Paris Marriott Champs Elysées is offering a formula that will satisfy the older and younger. On the occasion of Easter brunch on Sunday 27th, the chefs will offer to adults what to delight the taste buds such as the traditional lamb stuffed with walnuts and figs or the exotics wordfish in foil. Meanwhile, children are invited to a memorable egg hunt in the hotel after attending a coloring workshop in a dedicated room. B.D.
In the warm and confidential setting of the restaurant 1 Place Vendôme, the chef Marie Josselin has imagined an Easter menu that blends tradition and greed. The opportunity for the youngest to participate in an egg hunt in the Hôtel de Vendôme and attempt to find the chocolate mini-eggs by Pierre Marcolini. The lucky winner will win a giant chocolate egg and will make his parents win a lunch at the restaurant. Throughout the Easter week, the Hôtel de Vendôme is also wearing the colors of spring with a selection of the finest creations of the chocolate maker that will decorate the lobby and restaurant. B.D.
Reviving with the tradition of patron of the arts, the domain of Vaux-le-Vicomte is transformed into a creative theater. After a period of residence to get inspired by the place, six international artists are invited to create their oval works in front of the public and in the rooms of the castle. An unprecedented performance in this seventeenth century jewel. Not to mention the famous egg hunt organized around the French garden designed by Le Nôtre. This egg hunt will lead children from one country to discover the Easter traditions from England, Germany, Slovakia, Ukraine and Quebec. B.D.
To revisit the Easter egg hunt, the Molitor hotel joined the chocolate maker Regis. Twenty winning tickets will be hidden in a variety of chocolate eggs, fish and bells surrounded by ribbons in the blue and yellow colors of Molitor. The winners will enjoy a glass of champagne at the bar or at the edge of the summer pool, a spa treatment at the Clarins Spa or, for the lucky ones, a night in one of the 124 rooms of the Molitor Hotel.
Rather than organizing yet another egg hunt, Le Chocolat des Français invites you at Sergeant Paper to discover an exhibition of three original and unique chocolate bars. Each one is illustrated by a French or international artist – a hundred in total, Charlotte Le Bon, Soledad, Jean André … All profits will be donated to the association “A child by the hand” that supports a project for the construction of a school.
Carambolages is a show like no other one. Over 185 works of art, from different eras, styles and from different countries, are organized around a course designed like a game of dominoes in which each work leads to the next by an association of ideas or forms. The creations of Boucher, Giacometti, Rembrandt, Man Ray, Annette Messager and other anonymous artists interact in a fun journey that revisits the traditional approach to art history.
Until the 4th of July. www.grandpalais.fr
The exhibition brings together three generations of Chilean photographers: Zaïda Gonzalz, Alejandro and Alvaro Hoppe, Luis Navarro, Claudio Perez and Leonora Vicuña. Rooted in a land geographically tormented and where the trauma of recent history is still palpable, the work of these photographers have an expressive and original artistic value. If the eye of some was built under the dictatorship, in the street, in the heart of the fighting that took place there, the eyes of others reflect a marked interest in the marginalized sections of Chilean society. It emerges from all a special poetic vision, sometimes unusual, born in the transition from one century to the next, the twentieth to the twenty-first.
Until the 30th of April. www.mal2017.org
Many objects have a status closer to that of a person or a creature than a simple object. Art objects or high-tech products are regularly given, in their use, unsuspected action capabilities that mostly turn them into people. Like the child who has a passion for his security blanket or the one that plagues against their computer or smartphone by criticizing it for being incompetent or stubborn. Such as the shaman who summons the spirits through a statuette taking the features of the gods. Such transfer or confusion which then operates between the human and the nonhuman and the special and personal relationship between them, in the most diverse cultures is the subject of this exciting exhibition.
Until the 13th of November. www.quaibranly.fr
After organizing in 2003 its first major exhibition in France, the Fondation Cartier is dedicating a new exhibition to Daido Moriyama, central figure of the Japanese photography. Daido Tokyo celebrates the recent work of the artist. Presenting a wide range of color photographs, the exhibition sheds light on a little known and yet omnipresent aspect of his photographic work for two decades.
Until the 5th of June www.fondation.cartier.com
It is a few step from the rue de Lévis, in the seventeenth arrondissement, that Victor and Julian, two childhood friends in their thirties, have taken over Chez Léon. Do not look for an industrial decor, rough stone or artistic photos. Here, the traditional ambience is set with beautiful woodwork, such as the large counter. Because Chez Léon, what counts is in the plate. And this one is generous and greedy. Octopus carpaccio, homemade duck terrine, bottarga board, as entrées before having to choose between a delicious – and invigorating – crispy suckling pig or one of the three daily specials, which change daily. A welcoming address that could quickly become a canteen of choice. B.D.
In the Petrossian family is known Armen the father, Ambassador of Excellence caviar. It is now the turn of the son, Mikael, to be talked about with restaurants dedicated to dim sum. If the first Yoom is dated in 2011, the young man just opened a new location in the seventeenth arrondissement, close to the Batignolles. It was in China that he discovered the true dim sum and decided to bring back to France these delicious ravioli. Whether steamed or fried, we enjoy these bites that can create a personalized menu, in order to taste a little of everything, such as tapas. On the decor side, the journey is total and each restaurant has its own decor, dishes plates more than funny and the service is impeccable. B.D.
For its fourth edition, Krug en Capitale is investing in the Musée Nissim de Camondo. From March 8th to 12th, guests can discover the unique scene-setting of an ephemeral musical vegetable garden in the heart of a greenhouse set up in the mansion’s gardens. For this new album, the chef Armand Arnal of La Chassagnette transposes his garden and is ready to play an exclusive menu composed of dishes highlighting Krug champagnes. Whether at lunch at the “K time” in the afternoon or at dinner, only a very limited number of guests will enjoy these exceptional moments in such an unusual setting. B.D.
Legendary Parisian venue, the Moulin de la Galette is offering itself a second birth under the leadership of its new owners, Cedric Barbier and Nicolas Tourneville. This unusual duo composed of a high-tech entrepreneur and an adventurer gives life to the historic Montmartre restaurant that is adopting a modern and contemporary atmosphere. In the kitchen, the young chef Anthony Detemmermann officiating, by giving priority to quality products, their provenance and seasonality. In result, a bistro cuisine, traditional and up to date. In the same spirit, the homemade desserts are prepared by the young pastry chef Corentin Magnin. A short menu, concentrated on the essentials, and awfully good. B.D.