Ah Paris ... Its historical monuments, museums, parks and especially its gastronomy! This year, Fine Dining Lovers has discovered lots of interesting new restaurants for gourmets as well as rediscovering some great addresses that we never tire of.
If you intend to celebrate the arrival of 2018 in the French capital, how about finishing the year in style by celebrating New Year's Eve in one of these beautiful adresses?
Here are six favorite restaurants to celebrate the New Year in Paris as it should be.
If you like good and creative food but also simple and relaxed places, then Uptown is the perfect place to celebrate the New Year this year. Whether you have 2, 3, 4 or more dishes ... the principle is always the same: all dishes are made to be shared! But take notice, the Uptown team don't offer simple tapas but real gourmet dishes where everyone can pick and choose as they see fit, it's really an opportunity to try everything and have fun. For New Year, the fine team are offering four surprise plates and a champagne cocktail.
18 rue Francoeur, 18e arrondissement de Paris WebsitePrice: 50 euros
Foie gras, lobster, salmon, truffle, scallops... How about tasting all these festive dishes on the menu with Asian influences? That's exactly what a restaurant like Yikou offers for New Year. The establishment, which works with the best French products and a touch of originality, will offer among other dishes, black tea smoked gravlax salmon, foie gras steamed with miramily and caviar lotus edamame on crispy rice toast, as well as 12 pieces of dim sum with salmon, lobster, truffle ... Tempted?
49 rue de l'Aqueduc, ParisWebsitePrice: 79 euros
Indra Carillo is the new darling of Parisian gourmets! The young Mexican chef, who opened his first restaurant La Condesa in September, is a unanimous hit with critics and the public thanks to his French cuisine punctuated by international influences. And the good news is that this address will also be open on December 31st! As usual, the chef who trained at Yannick Alléno and Pascal Barbot will offer a blind tastig menu of 9 courses designed to make you travel and discover his world, all accompanied by carefully selected wines.
17 rue Rodier, ParisWebsitePrice: 220 euros with a flute of champagne Collet esprit couture
RESTAURANT ERH - LA MAISON DU SAKÉ
Another nice discovery this year is the ERH restaurant within La Maison du Sake. It's here that Keita Kitamura, formerly second chef of the famous Japanese chef Yoshihiro Narisawa, cooks inventive cuisine fusing France and Japan. An explosive marriage of surprising flavors that'll make you happy on December 31st.
La Maison du Saké
11 rue Tiquetonne, ParisWebsitePrice: 160 euros per person (not including drinks)
For New Year, Sylvestre Wahid puts the big into the small dishes in his eponymous two-star restaurant. On the menu for this very special evening will be: a welcome aperitif, oysters, foie gras, scallops, lobster, venison, cheeses, rosé champagne and black truffle ... A complete and more than festive menu designed to delight gastronomy fans.
79 rue Saint-Dominique, ParisWebsitePrice: 450 euros
Lovers of seafood, how about celebrating the New Year by enjoying a 100% seafood dinner at Kaspia? For the occasion, the restaurant will be offering Norwegian salmon, 300 gr of imperial baeri caviar, 300 gr of caviar osciètre selection, 300 gr caviar osciètre reserve, Chambord chocolates and champagne ... An exceptional budget blow out.
17 place de la Madeleine, ParisWebsitePrice: 535 euros. 890 euros with Beluga caviar
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