Located in L’Hotel, the smallest 5 star hotel in Paris
The beauty of living in Oslo is that we can go back to Paris for a week-end. A couple of weeks ago, we came back for a friend’s wedding in Place St Sulpice in the pretty Left Bank and caught up with our friend and our own wedding’s best man. He took us to Le Restaurant, a fine dining restaurant of the secluded yet luxurious l’Hotel*****. L’Hotel is located rue des beaux arts, one of the tiny streets near the Seine river. It’s the smallest five star hotel in Paris and was Oscar Wilde’s last home! The decor is quite opulent with lots of velvety and shiny curtains and fabric and warm colours. It feels very cosy and many people also enjoy the setting with the hotel’s high tea.
Lunch at Le Restaurant*, one Michelin star
The food was delicious. We hadn’t been to a starred restaurant since La Lameloise*** in Burgundy almost a year ago and we clearly felt the difference with the other fine dining places we’ve tried ever since. Here, the tastes were very subtle, balanced and so was the texture. It was simply delightful, not over complicated, pretty to look at and very satisfying to our palate.
We picked the mystery seasonal degustation menu. Here’s what we had plus a duck dish of which I failed to take a nice picture of.
As expected the Maitre d’O was nice and warm. He even took a selfie of him… accidentally when I asked him to take a picture of us tee hee! We all had a good laugh about it.
This was one of the three pictures he took, with the duck dish and our best man 🙂
As for the price, well it was one of those places where they don’t show prices on the ladies menus. But then the Maitre d’O revealed the prices when he asked whether we wanted matching wines or not and from memory it was 180 euros with matching wines and perhaps 110 euros without…ball park.
- Le Restaurant, 13 rue des beaux arts, 75006 Paris
- Closest metro station would be: St Germain des Près.
- Website: http://www.l-hotel.com/le-restaurant/le-restaurant.htm
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