Ideally set on the Place de la Madeleine, Grand Café Fauchon is the place to be for a lunch, a teatime, Glam’Hours for the aperitif and very soon, a brunch.
In the place, French ingredients are given pride of place. Regional and seasonal produces too. Grand Café Fauchon offers a cuisine aiming at being tasty and delicious, a true high-range bistro cuisine looking for sparkling eyes.
In terms of decoration, we obviously have Fauchon colors, pink and black being everywhere. Big central bar, velvet chairs and beautiful lamps create a very glamorous vibe.
The café also features a Jardin d’été [Summer Garden] where you can enjoy the hotel breakfast, but you can now have lunch facing a beautiful and historic fountain.
French and smoked salmons, riso like a risotto, razor clams and squid carpaccio and cloud of shells, frog legs, black rice, horseradish foam as well as the best hams from here and elsewhere: Brittany, Sardinia, Corsica… are among the offerings available to you.
When we came, we discovered the organic soft-boiled egg served with pan-fried ceps and herbs and toasted bread foam, the whole accompanied by a razor clam riso and squid carpaccio with shell foam. An egg with a runny yolk, well-seasoned ceps and a perfectly-cooked risotto tasting like the sea, so delicious.
We continued with the champagne-broiled scallops, served with pumpkin and chestnut. Well-fried scallops, crispy buckwheat to enhance the dish, we love it.
We obviously end with a pastry. Paris-Brest, chocolate éclair, chestnut-blackcurrant mille-feuille, Carrémenchoc, seasonal tart and even Bisou Bisous, the choice is hard to make.
Well, we fall for the Mille-Feuille (light and crispy) and the iconic Bisou Bisou with surprising flavors, yummy! We also wrap it up with a small macaron and a glass of champagne. We’re in heaven!
Let’s have a break and enjoy a nice lunch or teatime, shall we?
From 16 January 2019 to 16 January 2020
Grand Café Fauchon
2 Boulevard Malesherbes
75008 Paris 8
midi: 40-45 €
soir: 70 €
01 87 86 28 23