PARIS: Fashion Week for Foodies

Fashion month is coming to a close and the trendy crowds have flocked to Paris for its last leg. As the fatigue sets in, now’s the time to relax a little and enjoy the latest foodie hot spots Paris has to offer.
–Cassi Bryn Michalik & Emily Cater

5 rue Perronet 75007 / 33 (0)175500005
Neighbourhood: Saint-Germain

Opened by star chef Jean-Francois Piege and his wife Elodie, Clover is a fantastic yet unfussy modern French bistro. Featuring an open kitchen, the elegant but informal environment offers two menus for both lunch and dinner, with prices ranging from 28 to 78 euros. Dishes include chicken bouillon with toasted Jerusalem artichokes, and veal sweetbread with handmade pasta, green olives and pecorino.

37 rue de Montpensier 75001 / 33 (0)140267825
Neighbourhood: Palais Royal/Louvre

Consisting of a bar, a succession of little dining galleries, stonewalls and vaulted ceilings, this bistro/wine store concept presents French fare with a modern twist, supervised by celebrated chef Pierre Jancou. Meanwhile, the food comes from Michele Farnesi, former sous chef at Rino, and features skewered whelks with angelic mayo, beets and wild herbs, and typically French desserts such as Mandarine tart.

13 rue du Vertbois 75003 / 33 (0)142716781
Neighbourhood: Le Marais

La Jeune Rue is slowly unveiling its new colours with the opening of a miniature Korean canteen designed by Italian designer Paola Navone. With just 20 seats and a no-reservation policy, the small space calls for conviviality and efficiency. Chairs include a hook to hang coats on, while tables are equipped with shelves for storing handbags. With its bright colours contrasting on a background of white and black, Ibaji is set to become the new destination for seaweed soup and green-tea yogurt.

5 rue Mandar 75002 / 33 (0)986213221
Neighbourhood: Étienne Marcel

Fafi, a multi-faceted street artist, has recently switched gears by unexpectedly opening restaurant Miss Bành-Mi. The menu focuses entirely on the famous Vietnamese dish of the same name, but revisited with local ingredients and partner Hinda Tobni’s delicious recipes.

47 Passage des Panoramas 75002 / 33 (0)175436310
Neighbourhood: Palais Royal/Louvre

Located in one of the city’s charming covered arcades, this Philippe Starck-designed restaurant is ranked as a historic monument. It features several little dining rooms with contoured woodwork, taxidermy, cushioned benches and communal tables, and serves a delicious Venetian menu all day long.

27 rue Meslay 75003 / 33 (0)781029977
Neighbourhood: Le Marais

While the trend for American dining has been raging in the French capital for some time, The Beast is the first to put real Texan barbecued meat on the menu. Smoked for hours in a special oven, black Angus briskets, pork ribs and free-range chicken are crusty and tender at the same time, covered in a delicious homemade barbecue sauce. Founder Thomas Abramowicz trained with a master smoker in Austin, and it shows.


For more Fashion Week happenings, see The Latest Paris

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