The venue: Attention, a magical terrace awaits. Just behind the Élysée Palace, the 5-star hotel Les Jardins du Faubourg has been attracting big names from the entertainment industry since its opening (all fans of the friendly director Jennifer Boccara!), as well as fashion editors and the coolest stars of French cinema. Surprise: its restaurant, now named Il Giardino, welcomes the new chef Davide Pecorella (formerly of Le George), a Neapolitan passionate about Italian produce.
On the menu: Starting with the refreshing tomato gazpacho with ricotta and preserved lemon (€21) and the grilled octopus with burrata (imported from Italy every morning!) and oyster leaf (€24). Next, indulge in a beautiful beef fillet with sautéed vegetables and grilled polenta (€42), a line-caught sea bass with crispy rice and scarola lettuce (€40), or the risotto with langoustine tartare, mozzarella, and lemon zest (€40). But the ultimate delight comes in the form of divine round gnocchi, as soft as a kiss, with clams and broccolini rave friarielli sauce (€33). Finally, accompany your strawberry pavlova (€16) with a true caffe latte, creamy just like in Italy.
Les Jardins du Faubourg is open every day from 12pm to 2pm for lunch, from 2pm to 7pm for snacks, and from 7pm to 9:30pm for dinner. Located at 9 rue d'Aguesseau, Paris 8th.
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