May I take your oder? Discover dining Parisian style at Petit Palais
Mixing the art, culture, food and fashion, and with a direct view of the golden gates of Petit Palais and the beautiful Pont Alexander III, there are few restaurants more appealing than Mini Palais. For the fashion lovers amongst you, Grand Palais, a favourite fashion week venue of Chanel's Karl Lagerfield, is just next door making for a prime fashion editor spotting location. Before you even get to the menu, the Mini Palais does not disappoint. The polished interior designed by renowned architects Gilles & Boissier makes for a modern, luxurious space to dine in the colder months but the terrace is the place to see and be seen.
With numerous tourist attractions including museums, Place de la Concorde and the Eiffel Tower located nearby, this elegant restaurant offers respite from the hoards of tourists and entices you closer to the Triangle d'Or (the Golden triangle), including the Champs-Élysées, Avenue Georges V and Avenue Montaigne for some serious shopping.
The menu changes with the seasons, which I like to see as a perfect excuse to visit (at least) four times a year. The dream team of Eric Fréchon, the three-starred chef of Le Bristol (who is the consulting chef here) with Stéphane d'Aboville as executive chef, make dining at Mini Palais an experience to be savoured. With a set lunch menu at less than 30€, and the average à la carte coming in at around 45€, who said luxury has to be expensive. If lunch is out of the question, why not take advantage of the glorious sights and warm weather and enjoy 'l'heure de l'apéro'.
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Photos: Photographed by Milla Msa