This post is going to be very brief and to the point. If you love Lebanese food as much as I do, while in Paris, you must visit Al-Ajami Restaurant. Located off Avenue George V in Etoile, only steps away from my hotel for the night the Prince de Galles. There were so many amazing dishes, that I was not able to make up my mind, therefore the best option was to go for the Degustation Menu (EUR 49), and I did… AND it was superb. So that I would have gone for a second round. The venue is just alright, but the food makes up for everything. Mezze, Orient Niceties, warmed pasties, brochettes grilled on barbecues (chawarma, kaftan and taouk) and to end a farandole of desserts “Al-Aljami”.
During my last visit to Paris, my last night stay was at the recently renovated hotel Prince de Galles, on Avenue George V, Etoile. The hotel shares the exclusive zip code and block with the iconic Four Seasons George V, the Hotel de Sers and the Fouquet’s Barrière. So if you are looking for location, then you are already on the right place, right in the Golden Triangle of Paris (aka. the area bounded by Avenues des Champs-Élysées, George V, and Montaigne). Beautiful property, Prince de Galles is a bit more modest than its next door neighbor, the Four Seasons. Member of Starwood and the Luxury Collection, Prince de Galles is a genuine Maison de Luxe of exceptional warmth. A five stars hotel, legendary jewel of the Parisian Art Deco movement.
One of my favorite activities when I travel, is to discover new restaurants, regardless the destination and type of cuisine. During my last trip to Paris, invited by La Compagnie Boutique Airline, I spent four days trying all new options I have never tried before. Some where over the top like L’Oiseau Blanc at the new Peninsula Hotel Paris, and some where very casual but yet AMAZING. Le 404 Restaurant, located in the neighborhood of Le Marais, was without a doubt one of them. Le 404 offers a great selection of dishes and delights from Morocco, in a very intimate atmosphere. Do not judge the book by the cover, from outside the restaurant doesn’t say much, but once inside you will discover scents and flavors, typical dishes, lots of Couscous, Tagine, Keftas and Berber specialties. Note that the restaurant offers communal seating, so be aware of this.
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Taking Parisian dining to new heights The Peninsula Paris’ crowning glory is the L’Oiseau Blanc restaurant, bar and terrace, located on the sixth floor of the hotel and serving up 360° views over Paris’ most iconic monuments, complete with a retractable roof, making it one of Paris’ most stunning and unusual restaurants. The restaurant showcases the very best of France, with traditional dishes revisited and reinterpreted with contemporary flair and techniques by Chef Sidney Redel – a former protégé of Pierre Gagnaire since 2005 – in a “bistronomique” menu of satisfyingly authentic fare with a modern twist, locally sourced of seasonal and regional ingredients, together with an extensive list of French wines. Meanwhile Chef Pâtissier Julien Alvarez’ talents come to the fore once again, with a collection of heavenly desserts and temptations.
Last week I had the honor and pleasure to be among the first travel bloggers to preview and experience the brand new The Peninsula Hotel Paris, which I would define as a total game changer bringing an unprecedented new level of distinction the city of lights.The Peninsula Hotels makes its grand entrance into Europe with The Peninsula Paris, setting new standards in design, luxury and comfort. Doors opened last August 1st, and I was there to witness it. I stayed for one night at one of their Premier Suites. Perfectly situated at 19 Avenue Kléber, just steps from the Arc de Triomphe, The Peninsula sits in the heart of Paris within walking distance of some of the world’s most famous monuments, museums and luxury shopping districts.
Last week I was invited by the brand new La Conpagnie All-Business-Class Boutique Airline, to be among the first travel bloggers to experience and review their services, for their flights connecting non-stop New York (EWR Newark) to/from Paris (CDG Charles de Gaulle). La Compagnie operates with several flights a week on a full 74 Business-Class-Seats configured Boeing 757-200 known for its reliability, comfort, and fuel efficiency. The aircraft was previously operated by Icelandair.
Off tonight for 4 days, back to France to review the brand new All-Business-Class La Compagnie Boutique Airline. Stays at Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris, Prince de Galles, a Luxury Collection Hotel and the recently inaugurated The Peninsula Paris.
On my regular travel column for the morning show Un Nuevo Dia on Telemundo NBC Universal, this time I was LIVE, to talk about and give my recommendations on Cooking while Traveling. A different way to learn and explore a destination. See you on the next one.
Our regular pied-à-terre when visiting Paris for Fashion Week for RUBINSINGER’s Showroom. Perfectly located in Place du Trocadero, only steps away from the Eiffel Tower and Champ-de-Mar. One of my favorite districts in Paris. Luxury and discreet furnished apartments, with limited hotel services. Our 02 Bedroom apartment of 160 sqm is super comfortable and has a side view of the Eiffel Tower, from the large windows along the dinning and living room. A basic French/Continental Breakfast is prepared every morning for you by their staff. Rate around EUR 2600 per night