For the second year in a row, Shangri-La Paris welcomes you in the very heart of the super garden usually closed to guests, this is where La Bauhinia terrace has settled in. A French formal garden so delightful and lush we cannot help but wonder why it has never been opened before.
Like a hidden and bucolic patio, this summer restaurant serves Asian-inspired dishes created by chef Christophe Moret. For lunch and dinner, a short and colorful menu promises a soft journey to the very ends of Asia.
Our culinary journey starts with a whole range of dim sum, very fleshy and cheeky (€32 for 9 pieces), flavored with poultry, shrimp and vegetables - our favorites - followed by Thai tuna tartare (€30), cleverly uplifted to shake up the taste buds.
To pair these starters, there is nothing quite like a tasty glass of mojito (€28), made by the book, or a glass of very fresh dry white wine. It is simple, it feels like we are on a vacation because of how far the city's hustle and bustle sounds. An enchanted break that continues with the house's specialty, the staple Weeping Tiger (€52) based on Black Angus beef sirloin, as tender as can be, and some Pad Thai (€40) with big king shrimp, fresh cilantro and lime segments to spice it up.
As for desserts, trust pastry chef Maxence Barbot as he unveils a list of creative and summery desserts such as the vanilla-caramel mille-feuille (€20), fresh strawberries and pomelos infused with jasmine and granola (€18), or the strawberry vacherin (€20). As for us, no sweet note as dishes are hearty, and there is no room left in our bellies.
Please note that it is very convenient that La Bauhinia garden-terrace serves on the afternoons a lighter menu for a late luncheon, dessert off the menu or some pre-dinner drinks. And you can have the delicious homemade salmon core and tzatziki, an assortment of dium sum or the Eclat Café for an impromptu break with your family or friends.
This hidden terrace - only known by those who know it - is definitely worth it for its peace, luxury and delight. A must for the summer yet to come.
Dates and Opening Time
Starts 14 June 2022
10 Avenue d'Iéna
75116 Paris 16
Entrées: €28 - €42
Plats: €32 - €52