In a fast changing capital like Paris, it is hard to keep up with the latest culinary trends. Just like the rhythmical change of tides, big cities experience a perpetual movement of restaurants that come and go. Of course there are many that are historical and eating on the silverscreen there is more of a tradition rather than a curiosity; still we want to point a few out that we believe are worth mentioning.
Le Grand Restaurant at Pavillon Ledoyen
One of French film history’s greats starring icon Louis de Funès who plays a haughty restaurant director, the glorious 1966 gastro-comedy thriller was filmed inside the atmospheric 3-Michelin-star Pavillon Ledoyen, helmed by Yannick Alléno. And we recommend the Pornic pigeon, fermented black pepper broth and sausage made with pigeon giblets.
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Ratatouille at La Tour d’Argent
The classic 2007 Pixar animated movie, tells the story of Remi, a Parisian sewer rat, who takes up residence in a once-great restaurant with killer views of Paris and transforms it by inspiring the kitchen back to greatness. Don’t miss the Michelin-starred restaurant’s signature duck and vanilla millefeuille.
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Midnight in Paris at Le Grand Véfour
Woody Allen’s 2011 rom-com movie is a love letter to Paris and showcases 2-Michelin-star chef Guy Martin’s Le Grand Véfour restaurant. One of the most alluring locations in the city, it’s tucked among the emblematic arches of Jardin du Palais Royal. An 18th century jewel in the crown of Paris eateries, it’s a must. We recommend the roasted blue lobster, crushed pink peppercorns, preserved cabbage drizzled with lobster sauce.
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