The opening of the Hôtel de la Marine has been highly expected in Paris, and the monuments turns out to be at the level of their highest promise: building a cultural venue and a living place. Since the summer 2021, Parisians and tourists can enjoy for the first time this heritage gem in the capital city. And the least we can say is it is hard not to fall under its spell.
Hotel de la Marine, the magnificent venue to discover in Paris
Paris Hotel de la Marine is open. Come and discover this renovated Parisian heritage gem proudly sitting at the Place de la Concorde. Place of historical discoveries and place of life expect you. [Read more]
And good news for foodies, a very indulging stop completes the magnificent venue the Hôtel de la Marine is: here is Café Lapérouse, a new address by the iconic Parisian restaurant. It features two terraces housed under the archways of the building, one by the Place de la Concorde, the other by an inner courtyard. Inside, sumptuous lounges are like the extension of your tour of the Hôtel de la Marine.
We only want one thing, having a comfortable seat. And here you are, in a restaurant paying tribute to sailors and of course, explorer Jean-François de La Pérouse. Is there anything more appropriate once you know the story of the monument?
Like a beacon for Parisian foodies, culinary explorers moor here. Providing non-stop service from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., this spot is to be enjoyed all day long, fulfilling your cravings. Proper Parisian breakfast? Indulging lunch? Brunch at 4 p.m.? Sophisticated pre-dinner drink? Café Lapérouse has it all and more!
It serves all Parisian bistronomy staples including soft-boiled egg with the garnish of your choice (chives and salted butter, furikake, parmesan polenta sticks, smoked salmon, truffle, bottarga, or caviar), croque-monsieur in several ways, as well as exclusive dishes for Hôtel de la Marine and classics that made the fame of Lapérouse restaurant.
Therefore, we went for the very indulging Croque-Winston with smoked pastrami, old cheddar, pickles and coleslaw, that exceeded our expectations; as well as soft-boiled with grated bottarga, a delicious surf and turf blend you want to try! The elegant capital “L” used by Lapérouse as a Logo is stamped on the shell, and reminds us the eggs come from the restaurant’s very own free-range raised hens.
The Parisian summer encourages us to order very fresh flavors and then, we had the Royal Carpaccio from Finistère with thin slices of seabass and scallops served with fresh herbs, and pistachio oil. A fully convincing dish so much the produces served on Café Lapérouse menu are flawless. We love the balance of textures and the pistachios sprinkled over, to bring some crunch that could have lacked to this delicious carpaccio.
But the biggest heart-stopper – if we were to only name one – is the New England Lobster-Roll. This famous sandwich managed to delight the capital city’s foodies’ taste buds and is here revisited in a sweet and sour version, with mango and passion fruit sauce: the mix is divine. Between the lobster’s smooth flesh, the crunch from the passion fruit and the extremely fluffy bun, we are fully conquered. Once again, perfect balance has been found, so it does not alter ingredients making this new version of Lobster Roll.
Indulging food goes on to dessert including a delicious lemon pie, nor too sour, that could even delight people who usually do not enjoy citrus fruits. We also really loved the Pain à la Duchesse au praline, a revisited version of éclair that uncover a thin chocolate bar, and crunchy hazelnuts: a pastry taking us back to our childhood!
Whether it is to extend your visit at Hôtel de la Marine, or treat you to an indulging break, facing one of the most beautiful squares in Paris, Café Lapérouse is an unmissable stop and a genuine HQ for the capital city’s foodies!
Dates and Opening Time
Starts 1 August 2021
Hôtel de la Marine
2 Place de la Concorde
75001 Paris 1
M° Concorde (ligne 1, 8 et 12)