Surfing on the festive dynamic post-New Year’s Eve, we enjoy the lunch of 20 December to continue the celebrations. On the program of this bis repetita? 6 moments to share with family or friends to combine indulgence and conviviality!
💡 A lunch in the most confidential house in Paris
The warm and intimate setting of the Maison Villeroy restaurant (credits: Angelina Alonzi) If you prefer intimate atmospheres with cozy decor, then Maison Villeroy should please you. Designed as a Parisian pied-à-terre, the palace has all the codes of luxury, without ever going overboard. Shall we go there for? A festive brunch at the Trente-Trois restaurant, the hotel’s Michelin-starred restaurant, orchestrated by chef Sébastien Sanjou. If the brunch begins with a parade of flaky pastries just out of the oven, it continues with your choice of eggs from the Bigottière with truffles, a sea bass with a champagne sauce, or a filet of beef in Wellington, before leaving make way for the thirteen desserts from Provence, as tradition dictates. And for those who wish to extend the experience, Spa Villeroy exceptionally opens its doors to external customers for a tailor-made massage to experience alone or in pairs. It would be wrong to do without.
Christmas and New Year’s brunches, 175 € per guest, Maison Villeroy, 26 rue Jean Goujon, 75001 Paris
A brunch at the foot of the Opéra Garnier
Brunch at Café de la Paix (credits: Joann Pai) A veritable Parisian institution, the Café de la Paix is back in the spotlight, after a complete renovation of the Paris Le Grand hotel by architect Pierre-Yves Rochon. In a Napoleon III decor listed as a historical monument, time seems to stand still, the better to let us enjoy the decor of a postcard Paris. So it’s time to celebrate, with a festive menu as we like them between a wide selection of seafood (oysters, smoked fish and shellfish), artisanal cold meats (foie gras, terrines and roasts), and cooked dishes that give pride of place. beautiful with seasonal products. On the sweet side, the hardest part will be choosing between Christmas specialties such as chocolate truffles, candied chestnuts or even Kougelhopf and gingerbread.
Christmas and New Year’s Brunch, 125 € and 125 € per person, Café de la Paix, 5 place de l’Opéra, 75008 Paris
A festive meal in an art deco setting, worthy of “The Magnificent Gatsby”
The Bar 18. 20 of the Prince of Wales in Art Deco style For those who like the Christmas atmosphere, “ma non troppo”, head to the Prince de Galles hotel and more precisely the bar 19. 25. We love the Art Deco heritage of the place which transports you to a “Gatsby The Magnificent” atmosphere. A destination that will delight moviegoers, between the walls with amber notes, and the furniture that elegantly mixes mahogany and velvet finishes. On the plate, make way for the excessiveness of a dream brunch combining seafood, smoked duck breast, lobster roasted with fleur de sel or even veal Wellington style with truffles. Special mention for dessert, a honeycomb log that sublimates honey and propolis, two ingredients brought together by chef Gérald Poirier in an ultra-gourmet recipe.
Christmas Brunch, 200 € per person , Hotel Le Prince de Galles, 26 avenue George V, 75001 Paris
A gourmet break with a panoramic view of Paris
Le Tout-Paris, one of the most prominent restaurants in the Capital (Credits: Alexandre Tabaste) Take to the heights and enjoy a breathtaking view of the city and life. Is it not for this reason that parties exist, that of offering yourself a suspended moment? End of the year obliges, the contemporary brasserie of Tout-Paris puts on its festive clothes and offers a refined brunch, served at the table and punctuated by a gospel group. An enchanted break to meet up with family or friends. The plates evolve at the rate of a generous walk between the products of the land, the sea and the garden, and whose final bouquet honors the sweet creations of chef Maxime Frédéric.
Christmas Brunch, from 64 € to 125 € per person, Cheval Blanc Paris, 8 quai du Louvre 60500 Paris
A grandiose brunch at the Royal Monceau
The Brunch at the restaurant La Cuisine at the Royal Monceau (credits: Mathilde Mion) Located a stone’s throw from the Arc de Triomphe, the most Parisian of Palaces celebrates the end of year celebrations with panache. The 25 and the 26 December, the restaurant La Cuisine turns into an anti-chamber of gluttony for a meal with multiple flavors. From breads by Frédéric Lalos MOF Boulanger, to eggs prepared on the spot, through a wide selection of refined dishes (oysters, lobster with lemon cream, foie gras terrine or even pata negra), nothing has been left to chance. . The menu also includes a series of hot dishes (farmer’s capon with truffle, roasted scallops) which give the meal an exceptional touch. Special mention to the sweet creations signed by Pastry Chef Quentin Lechat, which alone justify all the differences.
Saturday brunch 20 and Sunday 26 December, 200 € per person excluding alcoholic drinks, Le Royal Monceau, 37 avenue Hoche, 75008 Paris
A magical Christmas lunch with the family less than an hour from Paris
Guaranteed return to childhood at Auber ge du Jeu de Paume For those who wish to get out of the city frenzy, head for the Auberge du Jeu de Paume in Chantilly, which brilliantly took on the Christmas theme. Children and adults alike will savor the time of a lunch back to childhood in a magical setting, where cuddly toys, wooden soldiers, and rocking horses reign in majesty. Offered in the winter garden, the 3-course lunch (Artichoke and black truffle velouté, roast pigeon and cabbage in yellow wine, or natural cod) will culminate in the discovery of the log with lemon accords – hazelnut signed by Michelin-starred chef Anthony Denon. The good idea? Take advantage of the Château de Chantilly a stone’s throw away, to extend the getaway with a walk through the 95 hectares of the estate.
Christmas lunch, 120 € per person excluding drinks, Auberge du Jeu de Paume, 4, rue du Constable, 5644 Sweet whipped cream
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