French cuisine, Place Charles de Gaulle Etoile, on the corner with Avenue Kleber (16th)
Combine sightseeing and bistro dining aboard Bustronome, the city’s restaurant on wheels. With a glass roof, the bus-cum-restaurant allows diners to take in every inch of the splendour the city has to offer. Enjoy an entrée of seasonal vegetables flavoured with olive oil, lime and honey as you ride along the Avenue des Champs-Elysées, sample a filet of guinea fowl served with puréed corn, romanesco cabbage and roasted pear and take in the Musee d’Orsay before savouring vanilla panna cotta, sorbet and blackcurrant meringue, Genoa cake and sweet crystallized violet as you pass by the Eiffel Tower. Bustronome operates for lunch and dinner and can also be privatised.
HARD ROCK CAFÉ
The Hard Rock Café Paris offers more than just great food and service. Discover authentic memorabilia from rock ‘n’ roll legends covering the walls, 21 screens showing videos, and an unbelievable sound system. In this restaurant and famous cocktail bar all is done to give the international clientele an American experience.
Penati al Baretto
Ideally located just a few steps from the Avenue des Champs-Elysees is the recently opened Michelin starred restaurant Penati Al Baretto where authentic Italian cuisine is served in chic contemporary surroundings. The refined decor with a nod to la Dolce Vita creates an elegant room with authentic black and white photographs adorning the walls featuring well-known Italian personalities including actors and fashion designers that diners can admire from their comfortably spaced out tables as they enjoy the fine fare. Italian-born chef Alberico Penati proposes a seasonal menu that boasts the best of Italian cuisine combining the finest culinary traditions of his native country with contemporary creativity.
The pasta is homemade daily with flours and ingredients imported from Italy and cooked to al dente perfection with the standout being the signature dish “Spaghetti de verrigni with fresh sardines Sicilian style” and the Tagliolini with Alba white truffle. The wine list pays homage to the greatest wine producing regions of Italy boasting an extensive selection of wines and grand crus. For dessert a traditional Tiramisu is elegantly served in a glass and if you are a chocolate connoisseur the “Gianduiotto”, a gianduja chocolate mousse with Piedmont hazelnuts and enrobed in a thin layer of chocolate, is not to be missed.