CULINARY HOTSPOTS FOR THE FASHION CROWD: PFW EDITION
PLACES TO EAT AND BE SEEN THIS PARIS FASHION WEEK
Four weeks, four cities, and a whole lot of new designer collections, but nothing beats Paris, the cherry on top of Fashion Month. As the busy fashion season draws to an end, we’ve summed up a list of the city’s top culinary hotspots where models, bloggers, editors and celebrities refuel in between shows amidst this crazy month of fashion.
Situated amongst the prestigious boutiques in the first arrondissement. Hotel Costes has one of the most – if not the most – enviable location in Paris. The trendy hotel is only a five-minute walk from the Jardins des Tuilleries, and an eleven-minute walk from the Musée du Louvres. The hotel is best known for it’s inside courtyard, which attracts the most eclectic and crème de la crème of the fashion crowd. Ideal for people watching, more than people eating, Hotel Costes’ terrace is the perfect place to come indulge in a red glass of wine after a hectic day of back-to-back shows, or to sit-back, relax, and see some of Paris’ beau monde.
239-241 Rue Saint Honoré, 75001 Paris
An all-American restaurant opened by Ralph Lauren inside his store on the Boulevard Saint-Germain, this is where you go to eat, rather than see and be seen. Ralph’s is the furthest thing from a fashion – and gourmet – faux-pas. With burgers as good as his fashion line, Ralph has imposed his namesake in both the fashion and culinary industries in Paris, if not everywhere else! The restaurant’s menu is a testament of the classic American gastronomic dishes, from club sandwiches, to steaks, fried chicken, grilled lobsters and so on. The burgers, made with hormone-free beef from Lauren’s own Colorado Ranch, are a must. And whilst usually waiting for a certain meal might be a buzz kill in other culinary outposts, Ralph’s make sure you wait in style, and fulfillment, by munching on the ridiculously delicious popcorn! Make sure to leave room for the burger; you will need it!
173 Boulevard Saint-Germain, 75006 Paris
It is no coincidence that this unique Paris-Meets-Tokyo eatery has been chosen to feature in the season finale of the most fashionable series of all time – Sex and the City. The trendy restaurant and bar is situated on the top two floors of the LVMH building. As the name suggests, the restaurant combines French and Japanese cuisine, celebrating the Japanese fashion brand Kenzo that is right below the culinary outpost. The best-seller dishes are both the Udon Noodles with Lobster and the ones with Black Truffles. And if those gastronomical delights haven’t tempted you yet, perhaps a delicious cocktail with an overlooking view of the Parisian scene through the glass rooftop will do the job.
1 Rue du Pont Neuf, 75001 Paris
The Saturne team, one of the trendiest and most delicious culinary hotspots in Paris’ solar system has opened up a new outpost near Cirque d’Hiver, taking over its historic bar. And there is definitely no clowning around there! Although the Belle Epoque space remains tastefully ornamented with clowns, the menu has however been revived by small and delightful dishes. With fresh seasonal and unique dishes such as Langoustine Beignets, Raw Bonito, Panko fried snails, Duck Foie Gras brioche and a fantastic wine list; Clown Bar is the new so-hip-and-delicious-it-hurts restaurant and bar in Paris.
114 Rue Amelot, 75011 Paris