I keep meaning to blog more but I just can’t seem to find the time lately- However, I just had my birthday in Paris(yay!) and everyone kept asking me where I dined this time since we all know I am such a foodie so I thought I would quickly share where my friends and I went. I ate a lot as usual but hey what’s new? 🙂
We had a fabulous long lunch at Le Berkeley which is not far from the Champs, the inside bit looks like a library with the cutest staircase which leads to another floor and the ladies room but we had the pleasure of sitting in the outdoor section so a lot of sunlight which I loved!
The menu has a bit of everything, a very European menu obvs- I had a very delicious big burger whilst my friends had a risotto and as for desserts a giant tiramisu as well as a very warm chocolate cake with silky smooth vanilla ice cream. The portions were very generous which made the fatty (me) very very happy. The crowd is also sophisticated, elegant and business like so that made the experience even better for us. It’s literally like five minutes from the champs so if you want to do some shopping too then you are not far off! Perfect location
Address; 7, avenue Matignon, 75008 PARIS.
I have been going to Hotel Costes for dinner for a few years now, there is something about this place that keeps a girl coming back. We had my birthday dinner part one here, we had the duck, chicken and heavenly mashed potatoes. It is definitely a place to be seen (if you are into that) or bump into celebrities, everyone is extremely well dressed- a perfect venue to start your evening. For desserts we indulged in the pavlova and ice cream- if you want to enjoy nice food, a dinner dance experience and a special night then this is the place to go to. I just wish I could afford to stay at the place for a weekend as the hotel is absolutely stunning with their dark red interior…but hey a girl can dream 😦 I definitely recommend their cheesecake too! Please note they take reservations for dinner two days before the day you wish to dine via telephone (not three or one, just two)
Address; 239-241 Rue Saint-Honore – 75001 Paris
Dinner part two was held at Pershing Hall, this is quieter setting but again a sophisticated crowd. The ceiling is high and covered by glass so you feel like you are sitting in the middle of a terrace but with all the warmth of course which is amazing since generally I am always freezing. The back wall is covered in green leaves which makes it look like some garden like wall along with some romantic low dim light setting. The service is on top form, we ordered and the food came asap like literally- we had the block cod, salad covered in truffle oil and lobster. For our sweet tooth we had the sorbet (again) and cheesecake, which was super filling! FYI we also reserved our table in advance
Address; 49 Rue Pierre Charron, 75008 Paris
Also on a personal note I had the best birthday ever and I honestly mean the BEST! Celebrating being older in one of my favourite cities in the whole wide world was the best present ever and Paris has always been good to me, the city has always made me feel at home- so feeling very grateful ❤
Now looking forward to all the Christmas dinners and hopefully some new trendy restaurants to try out in the new year…I’ll keep you posted of course 🙂