Prince de Galles unveils its new terrace and a new menu on the same occasion. The Patio is transformed, and its center is now the theater of a luxuriant vegetation making us feel like we’re lunching in an open-air tropical greenhouse. A composition inspired by the jungle and that is a true botanic work bathed with sunlight.
All around, marble tables and wood furniture bring a fresh and elegant touch while inviting us to relax. Because Prince de Galles terrace is an invitation to take some me-time in an exotic setting making us forget about the Parisian hustle and bustle.
We let our eyes run along the palm trees and we dreamily admire the mosaic adorning the walls. The later has stayed the same since the opening of the Palace over 90 years ago. We hope it will remain there for the next 90 years!
And as we were saying it before, with this new patio comes a new menu. The latter echoes the very natural setting of Prince de Galles new terrace. We discover healthy dishes highlighting the treats mother nature has for us. Seasonal ingredients, fresh recipes and delicately innovative pairings, here it’s all about flavors.
To start our tasting, we fall for the heirloom tomato stuffed with burrata and served with ginger and muscovado vinaigrette. This Italian cheese is a go-to in the summer and makes many taste buds happy. extremely smooth, this burrata makes us melt because of its softness. We can almost taste vanilla and the juicy and sweet tomatoes are perfect to bring the experience up a notch.
Still as a starter, we also go for the raw and cooked vegetable and citrus fruit salad served with pomegranate molasses. The plate is beautiful, colorful and make vegetables rhyme with greed. Sometimes crunchy, sometimes smooth, we go for broccolis, then mini corns, asparagus, cabbage… It’s full of freshness and flavors. We mix it with orange, grapefruit and lemon for a fizzy sweet and savory pairing!
Moving on to drinks, to accompany these beautiful flavors, we went for a Spritz Lillet with citrus fruit and slightly floral notes as well as the Red Berry Mule made of strawberry and raspberry puree, vodka, fresh lemon juice, ginger beer: a true fruit but the cocktail way.
As for main courses, we’re intrigued by the selection of tartares. After a long hesitation we go for the seabream tartare, granny smith and seaweed. We love the different smooth and crunchy textures and we congratulate the pairing between the sweetness of the apple and the softness of the seabream meat. The herb touch of the seaweed brilliantly spices things up a notch, flawless!
And if you are fan of Lobster Rolls, don’t miss the one available on Prince de Galles menu. Toasted brioche with butter, avocado slices and lobster with smooth and flavorful meat, here’s the Holy Trinity behind the success of this summer and tasty dish!
Last but not least, to perfectly close this gourmet break, we discover one of the latest desserts on the menu, a fresh lemon tart and its French meringue put on the side. The sour cream does such justice to the natural taste of lemon we could almost feel like this citrus fruit changed its nature. The dough is very subtle and the thick and smooth meringue strengthens the gourmet aspect of this dessert.
At the end of the tasting, our taste buds are more than happy, and we feel relaxed. We must say that Prince de Galles Patio is a true bubble, just perfect to lay back. A very welcoming staff, a green setting and a cuisine respecting the natural flavors, how could we resist?
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Dates and Opening Time
From 26 May 2019 to 1 October 2019
Hôtel Prince de Galles
33 Avenue George V
75008 Paris 8
Métro Georges V
Tarte citron frais: 15 €
Mêlée de légume: 24 €
Tomates anciennes, burrata: 27 €
Tartare de daurade: 32 €
Lobster Roll: 35 €