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Gourmet Dinner in Paris , a world capital of Gastronomy

Gourmet Dinner in Paris , a world capital of Gastronomy

Gourmet dinner in Paris ; a phrase guaranteed to excite the taste buds of food lovers everywhere. Globally renowned for the quality of the fine food prepared and the supremely high standards, elegance, chic appeal and cutting edge style of its restaurants, Paris has a distinctive cache when it comes to delighting the gourmet. Fine food is one of the popular attractions which Paris can offer to visitors. Both traditional cuisine plus the more daring and experimental are available, and when staying at the Hotel de l’Universite you will be sure to find a restaurant reflecting your culinary tastes conveniently nearby. Here are some excellent eating places we can certainly recommend during this holiday season.  

Gourmet dinner in Paris, some mouth-watering tips

Just five minutes’ walk from the Hotel de l’Universite can be found the Atelier de Joel Robuchon, located inside the Pont Royal Hotel on Montalembert Street. Here you can find a trendy and interestingly fresh take on the quality dining experience. A bar counter surrounds an open kitchen amidst eye-catching black and red décor. From your red leather stool you can watch your food being prepared. Opened in 2003, this has already become something of a gastronomic landmark amongst those in the know. Signature dishes are the steak tartar and the free range quail stuffed with foie gras.

La Ferme Saint-Simon is just a ten minute walk from our hotel. Named, like the street on which it is located, after the 18th century French political writer, Louis de Rouvroy, Duke of Saint-Simon, this restaurant was established in 1933. The décor of exposed wooden beams and leather chairs evokes the ambience of a rustic Normandy bistro, and the seasonal dishes strike a delicate balance between the traditional and the contemporary.

 Gourmet Dinner in Paris - Christmas 2003 Le Fouquet's - Tourist office Paris - Photographer David Lefranc

Fouquet’s is situated on the corner of Avenue George V and the Champs Elysees, and is just a ten minute taxi ride from the Hotel de l’Universite. Established in 1899 as a high class brasserie, this distinctly traditional restaurant has long been a popular meeting place for a clientele from the worlds of culture, art and cinema, and has a certain mystique which simply has to be experienced. Chef Jean-Yves Leuranguer is a Meilleur Ouvrier de France prizewinner.

If you prefer dinner and a show, then how about the Lido, one of the world’s most famous cabarets? Chef Philippe Lacroix presents a selection of four superb dinner menus with a half bottle of wine or champagne as you listen to the Lido Orchestra. At 9.00 p.m. the lights go down and you can enjoy the Revue Bonheur. Presented by the Bluebell Girls, the Lido Boy Dancers and a host of talented artistes, this show and its 23 sets and 600 gorgeous costumes is an exhilarating display of good old-fashioned glamour and elegance presented in a flurry of feathers and sequins.


The Hotel de l’Universite recommends a gourmet dinner in Paris

After your pleasing evening of great food and entertainment, what could be better than to return to the comfortable and welcoming surroundings of the Hotel de l’Universite, here in the heart of Paris?




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