The best of the Parisian gastronomic scene at the Galeries Lafayette
Categories : Flavors and Gastronomy, published on : 11/1/22
Want to sample the cuisine of the renowned chefs who are currently setting the culinary trends in Paris? If so, there’s no need to make a restaurant reservation. Just take a five-minute walk from the Chess Hotel to the first floor of the Galeries Lafayette… They are all there!
A food court dedicated to street food
Head there and you’ll discover a place that could not be more Parisian. Step through the doors of the famous Galeries Lafayette Parisian department store and go up to the first floor. Under the majestic dome is a 600 m² space entirely dedicated to gastronomy and indulgence. Various chefs have set up their ‘stands’ there. Throughout the day, whether alone, with friends or for a business lunch, you can relax in this designer setting where an exhilaratingly wide choice of food is on hand to delight your palate.
Here, you can travel the world of flavours, from the Asia of Quan Bai and its rice-based street recipes to the resolutely American hot dogs and burgers of Thibaut Spiwack, via the Mediterranean sunshine of the pan bagnats by Yoni Saada. If you have a sweet tooth, check out the seductively tempting gourmet creations of Jeffrey Cagnes, who for a long time was the creative force behind Maison Stohrer, the oldest pâtisserie in Paris. Whether you need a quick snack or a full meal, you will be spoiled for choice. Aesthetic, ethical, and gourmet, street food has found in the Galeries Lafayette a true place of excellence.
A few minutes’ walk from the Chess Hotel, treat yourself to a gourmet break in one of the most elegant department stores in Paris. The Galeries Lafayette has reinterpreted the concept of the food court with refinement and savoir-faire by enlisting the services of the most fashionable chefs in Paris today.
Photo: Horváth Botond
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