Sundays in Paris were made for long luxurious breakfasts and pottering around the city
And one of the best places for a luxurious breakfast is Le Meurice. After all, what could be more luxurious than breakfast in a ballroom?
Restaurant Le Meurice is Inspired by the Salon de la Paix at the Château de Versailles, and I promise you will feel every bit as fabulous as Marie Antoinette herself here . Recently rejuvenated by Philippe Starck, the rococo ceiling is something else
Crystal chandeliers of dreams hang from the ceilings and and elegant frescoes adorn the walls and ceilings
I really love the ceremony of breakfast. The freshly ground coffee being poured and the "just out of the oven" croissants and pastries arriving.
Along with freshly squeezed juice and fruit plates.
Its wonderful to have no plans other to savour every moment of the day
And take in the twinkling lights of the Chandeliers.
Before heading off into the fresh spring morning to make new memories.
And after you have taken in more of the city, its time for another cafe creme, this time in my all time favourite hotel The Plaza athenee.
I absolutely intend to do a full post about this wonderful hotel in the future but for now I'll show you a fab spot for coffee and a dose of luxury
And did I mention that the Plaza Athenee was were my husband proposed? So it truly is a special place for us.
Dress is ASOS. Handbag is Chanel
La Galerie is just the perfect place to sit back, relax and enjoy a fabulous cocktail or in my case a cafe creme. Incredibly stylish but also reassuringly relaxing, have a spot of lunch or even afternoon tea
Im going to tell you all about one of my favourite Parisienne Restaurants today
I first heard about le grande velour while reading the book Julie and Julia (after seeing the movie,which I love)
I can’t believe I had been visiting Paris for over 12 years at this point and have only just visited le grand vefour. What a waste. Because this restaurant is a game changer.
They say first impressions are important, and if that’s true le grand before knows how to make them. Being greeted by Guy Martin himself, is certainly the way to going about making an incredible first impression
I'm embarrassed to tell you this, but this was the first time I tried Brie. And what an introduction to this amazing and now one of my favourite cheeses. Triple cream Brie of dreams
Now, to our absolute delight this restaurant is BIG on the sweet things. My husband and I have the biggest sweet tooth, so this was the deal sealer for us.
Its not just the obvious sugar rush that drives our love for sweet things. For us, its the beauty and theatre that comes from deserts that drive our passion. Deserts are the grande finale, the feather in the cap and fireworks at the end of a meal. This menu had a lot of very spectacular fireworks....JUST YES!
To further seal the deal on our love for this place we were served handmade chocolates and sweets...OMG!
Dont even get me started on how beautiful the China is. Actually the most beautiful China Iv ever seen.
Epicure had been on my foodie bucket list for sometime.
So expectations were high. Especially as we have so many favourite restaurants in Paris. But with 3 Michelin stars and superstar Chef Eric Frechon, we knew we were about to experience exemplary excellence.
Located within hotel Le Bristol, Epicure has quite the reputation having been named the best restaurant in the world. And for good reason.
This was my first time visiting Le Bristol, and it swiftly got added to the "places too stay before I die" list.
Its hard to know where to start when describing a perfect experience.
But lets start with the food.
To begin – Foie Gras Royale with Sorrel Mousse , Tandoori Spiced Crayfish Lollipop, Mushroom filled Gougere.
One of Eric Frechon's signature dishes, Stuffed macaroni with artichokes, black truffle, duck foie gras and Parmesan cheese.
The intensity of the flavours were incredible, and pehaps my favourite dish of the meal
Pre dessert – Diced Pineapple, with Caipirinha cocktail jelly and Coconut Sorbet.
A Bubble of Iced Tea with Gold leaf.
The lemon from Menton, frosted with Limoncello and served with pear and preserved lemon. As incredible as it looked.
And the almost to beautiful to eat chocolate dome with gold accents!
And then came the sweet trolley (in our book you can never have enough sweet things) which just happened to be the cutest thing ever! The largest selection of Macaroons and Chocolate delights. Fresh and delicate perfection and oh so cute
After the loveliest afternoon at Epicure, we took a stroll in the gardens of Le Bristol to admire the beautiful Magnolia tree and orange trees.
A beautiful peaceful oasis in the heart of busy bustling pairs, and the perfect end to an incredible afternoon
Our visit to Le Bristol was a gigantic tick off our bucket list, and exceeded all of our expectations. This experience was without doubt an amazing moment
For more adventures in Paris see here and here
A Travel, Beauty and Lifestyle blog with the occasional afternoon tea by Angelina Belle
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