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Experience New Paris 2015

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Gastronomy, fine restaurants and sweet treats

Paris is the capital of gastronomy, now more than ever before. This is where fine restaurants prepare light dishes with local organic products, food trucks offer regional specialties or deliver fresh meals made by great chefs, and pastry chefs create new flavors. And since in Paris, “eating well” is central to French art de vivre, discovering the boutiques and new food destinations such as Lafayette Gourmet and La Grande Epicerie where Parisians buy their products is part of the gourmet experience!

Offering lighter foods, fine restaurants are inventing the cuisine of tomorrow in Paris! Alain Passard at Arpège and Alain Ducasse at Plaza Athénée were among the first avant-garde chefs offering lighter food, with a focus on natural flavors, vegetables and local products. With "produits d’ici cuisinés ici" (products grown and cooked here), award-winning chefs Antonin Bonnet at Sergent recruteur and Jacky Ribault at Qui Plume la lune, in addition to Alessandra and Olivier Montagne with their French-Mexican-Vietnamese cuisine at Tempero, have been inventing new recipes with local products from the Paris Region, the former vegetable garden of French kings. Other chefs, even more demanding in terms of product quality, offer daily specials with vegetables grown onsite. These include Yannick Alleno at Terroir Parisien and Andrew Wigger, who reinvents Californian cuisine at Frame. This focus on healthier food can even be found at the table of the Prime Minister with "gluten-free" recipes, which have been common in Paris, for example at crêperies with their excellent buckwheat galettes. NoGlu and Helmut Newcake have proven that in Paris, gastronomy and "gluten-free" food can sit at the same table!

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The new “street food” trend has also taken off in Paris. Now, nutrition and innovation go hand in hand. After the hamburgers served in the first "Camion Qui Fume" food trucks, award-winning chefs and flavor creators quickly offered their customers Breton crêpes, West Indies specialties, Mexican dishes, dim sum from Hong Kong, as well as products sourced from the Paris Region, for example with Marc Veyrat, a great French chef who delivers hot meals made on the same day from fresh, organic, local products.


For those who prefere sweet treats, traditional Parisian shops such as Ladurée and Angelina will be pleased to welcome you for a mouthwatering experience. Here, pastries such as macaroons, fancy cakes and chocolates are as glamorous as haute couture, with new creations every season! And just like with haute couture, Paris has world-famous shops but is also teeming with young creators. Unique, high-quality products, with boutiques in Paris's most illustrious neighborhoods such as Saint-Germain-des-Prés and Le Marais, are currently all the rage. You'll want to try the small cream puffs of La Maison du Chou created by Manuel Martinez, a Best Craftsman of France, the rainbow of eclair flavors at Christophe Adam's L’Eclair de Génie, and the cream puffs filled with ice cream of Philippe Uracca at Profiterole Chérie.

Also in vogue are the workshops of chefs offering new flavors and new products, for example with the small cakes at Les Fées Pâtissières and the daily creations of Christophe Michalak. If you prefer sweet-savory notes, you should try out the 100% chocolate-based recipes of Un dimanche à Paris, a new concept store, restaurant and shop also offering cooking classes.


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