Did you know? In Paris, the Petit Palais hides behind its beautiful façade a very lovely green place. When sunny days are back to warm up the French capital, it’s hard not to go and have a walk in this secret garden. And good news, a new restaurant has just opened in this bucolic setting. Welcome to Le Jardin du Petit Palais.
In the middle of this green garden and far from the Parisian hustle and bustle, we meet in this lovely restaurant. Let’s have a seat on the room upstairs to enjoy a bistronomic cuisine created by chef Amandine Chaignot who has worked at Plaza Athénée, Le Crillon as well as Hotel Raphael. For the Petit Palais restaurant, this rising star of the French gastronomy has signed a very fresh menu filled with seasonal products.
With sunny days, as a starter, we enjoy – for instance – a very creamy burrata served with organic carrot and cumin humus, the whole sprinkled with goji berries or raw zucchinis served with finely sliced dry duck breast and toasted hazelnuts.
Moving on to the main course, we can enjoy the thyme roasted king prawns with French beans and basil, the whole seasoned with blackcurrant vinegar and pine nuts, as well as creamy ravioles du Royans Label Rouge served with spinach sprouts and shallots.
And now, about dessert, you can’t resist the delicious strawberries served with lemon, ginger and mint sorbet with some flambeed meringue tips.
Serving non-stop until 5 p.m. in the week and 7 p.m. on Petit Palais late-night opening, that’s the perfect spot to enjoy a treat before or after an exhibition or simply enjoying a stop on your way to the riverbanks or along the Champs-Elysées.
Le Petit Palais
Avenue Winston Churchill
75008 Paris 8