This (not so cold) winter, hotel Renaissance Paris le Parc Trocadéro has decided to celebrate sunny days – and spring – a bit early by setting up in its large garden (1200sqm) a temporary greenhouse open until late April.
Heated and full of flowers (the smell of blossoming hyacinths fills our nostrils as soon as we enter), this greenhouse is a haven of peace in the heart of Paris, where is served the Signature menu (including fish only, no meat), especially created by the Guadeloupean chef of the hotel restaurant, Le Relais du Parc, Xavier Pistol. A sophisticated cooking twisted with exotic flavors, always nicely plated with some (edible) flowers here and there reminding us of the greenhouse.
€69/person (excluding drinks)
Seabass tartare with aloe vera and coconut milk, crispy radish floralies
Monkfish with shell, fennels and spring onions, turmeric shell foam
Seasonal fruits, Laurent Perrier foam, tarragon and pine nuts
Passion, chocolate pod
Even though a very large table sat in the Serre Végétale the day we came, usually, several tables for 2 to 6 patrons can be expected.
The meal cooked by Xavier Pistol starts with exquisite appetizers (the first mixing crab, citron and candied lemon, the second was based on radishes and the last one was gravlax salmon with aloe vera jelly topped by nasturtium flower) that made us think the rest of the meal will be good.
As a starter, the sweetness of coconut milk definitely contrasts with the spices seasoning the delicious seabass tartare. We really like it, especially since the skin is used for chips and isn’t thrown away.
In the main course, we also have mussels, cockles and razor shells accompanying the masterfully cooked monkfish. The shell foam with turmeric hide the anise-like taste of fennel and it’s not disappointing.
Before cutting to the chase, the fruity pre-dessert with tarragon touches bring a wind of lightness to help us enjoy the more filling and chocolatey dessert. The chocolate bod holds a maracuja core. It’s very tasty.
After enjoying all this, we have to keep some room left for the chocolates brought by the chef at the end of the meal. The milk and coconut rochers are absolutely delicious.
In this setting and with Xavier Pistol’s cooking in the plate, we have a lovely moment untouched by time (and yet in the heart of Paris) and we feel almost like between the Botanic garden of Deshaies and the garden of Valombreuse (both set in Guadeloupe).
To discover urgently.
Dates and Opening Time
From 4 February 2020 to 14 March 2020
hôtel Renaissance Paris Le Parc Trocadéro
55-57 Avenue Raymond Poincaré
75116 Paris 16
Menu servi au déjeuner et au dîner.
Fermeture le samedi midi et le dimanche soir.