A Brasserie from the South
Newly renovated and ready to transport you to the south, Le Sud is a traditional brasserie with a decor that brings the warmth of Provence to you while you are taking in the sights of the French capital. Under its sheltering trees growing in the heart of the patio enjoy a glass of rosé before savouring dishes such as pan-seared tuna seasoned with sesame and served with hummus and vegetables, and fresh beef carpaccio topped with fresh roquette and Parmesan cheese shavings, and for dessert Le Sud has added its own sweet touch to the classic crème brulee by adding a dollop of Gianduja chocolate to its creamy centre. The villa-like brasserie is open daily with continuous service with happy hour between 5 and 8pm where guests can, after a day of meetings or shopping at the neighbouring boutiques in the Palais des Congres, enjoy cocktails and sharing platters including the Planche du Sud with mozzarella croquettes, Stracciatella cheese and Parma ham.
A Burger in Paris
Before weaving your way up the hill at Montmartre to the Sacre Coeur to take in the remarkable view of the French capital from its cascading steps, stop at the recently opened second branch of B&M burgers for lunch. The casual dining eatery offers a simple menu with burgers that pack a tasty punch. The menu here makes “suggestions”, however, the best thing about this burger joint is that customers can create their own bespoke burgers. Fancy a beef patty with bacon, blue cheese and pepper sauce or a beef patty topped with cream cheese, chilli and caramelised onions? Whatever you like on your bun will be happily created by the staff and can be enjoyed with classic French fries, cheese fries or the spicy Mexican option with avocado and a mix of spices piled on yummy fries. Vegetarians are welcome as well, although there is not much flexibility with the veggie option and with falafel balls served between the buns instead of being cooked as a patty it isn’t an easy burger to bite into but is delicious nonetheless.
Guilt-Free and Delicious
It is quite hard to eat clean when visiting a destination famous for its pastries but with pastry shops popping up slowly around the city offering treats with less sugar or no sugar at all you can now, quite literally, have your cake and eat it too while in Paris.
Delicesweet specialises in products that are reduced in sugar, making them suitable for both diabetics and anyone trying to watch what they’re eating, with bonbons, chocolate and artisanal ice-cream on the menu. The standout treat here though is the chocolate molten cake, sugar free, gluten free and made with no butter, it can almost be eaten guilt-free!