The Peninsula Hotel Paris’s dining room ‘Le Lobby’ has been restored to what is truly a Belle Epoque dream – Midnight in Paris eat your heart out. The ambiance is upscale but cosy, a sea of dazzling crystal and calming celadon greens, golds, and creams, bathed in warm natural light. Take your afternoon tea whilst kicking back to the soft tunes of a jazz trio or order from the international menu which lasts all day, so no rush.
Le Lobby’s chef, Laurent Poitevin, takes traditional French cuisine and gives it an imaginative spin that creates a whole new dish. Begin your feast with a fresh taste from the sea and opt for the lightly smoked salmon, served with cauliflower and sheep’s milk cheese, alongside crispy toast. Delightful and light, and certain not to spoil the rest of your meal. Pair this with the macaroni, coupled with an array of mushrooms, watercress, with nettle coulis and a Parmigiano Reggiano foam. The combined flavours are subtle but rich, leaving a savoury aftertaste. For the main course, we highly recommend the beef fillet with scallions, accompanied by fluffy, airy Bordier butter mashed potatoes and well seasoned chips. If you’ve saved room for dessert (and really, you must) treat yourself to the delicious vanilla and hazelnut chou, served with Gianduja chocolate sauce. Need we say more?