So how often do you really want to stay and dine inside a hotel when in an intriguing city?
Currently on a mission to discover, Europe’s top luxury lifestyle hotels that offer exciting yet diverse dining experiences, I kicked-started my journey at the Peninsula Paris.
The Peninsula Paris hotel – synonymous -since its recent opening -to eclectic hospitality, houses 6 dining venues with flagship restaurants like the Cantonese Lili, L’ Oiseau Blanc -the city’s hot spot at the moment- and Le Lobby an avant-garde all day dining room ideal for tea and breakfast, present in all Peninsula hotels around the world.
Jean-Edern Hurstel, executive chef of all Peninsula restaurants in Paris welcomed me at Le Lobby where we enjoyed breakfast and brunch while explaining his constant quest for premium, seasonal raw produce of its terroir and how he and the team try to offer a multidimensional & multicultural premium dining experience under 1 roof not just to hotel guests but to locals a well.
Indeed,after a 24 hour tasting marathon the truth is that the hotel offers countless opportunities for dining, wining, snacking , nibbling depending on your mood, the occasion and the cuisine you are after.
Below, the culinary moments I enjoyed the most at the Peninsula Paris
Highlights of Breakfast + Brunch at Le Lobby:
–The fresh citrus juice that arrives as soon as you sit down along with the big tray of baguettes and pastries.
–The poached eggs that were cooked to perfection
–The signature burger with the picked beetroot and chef’s Laurent Poitevin sauce
Le Lobby is open all day serving French and International Cuisine
Ideal for afternoon tea and a quick lunch break
Highlights of Dining at the Cantonese Restaurant Lili
—The dramatic interiors inspired by the French and Chinese opera.
An alluring and extremely sensuous ambience
— The dim sum is ultra- refined and tasty
–The Cantonese duck is a must-try
Lili is open for lunch and dinner serving quality Chinese Cuisine
Ideal for tete a tete romantic dinner for two at its low-lit booths, private dinning, or even big parties who are after quality Cantonese cuisine.
I loved the private chef’s table opposite the kitchens.
Highlights of L’oiseau Blanc restaurant and bar roof-top terrace
–The bistromique menu that changes every day based on revisited traditional French dishes.
— The vibrant atmosphere and people watching crowd
— The feeling you are dinning up in the sky, able to to touch the tip of the Eiffel Tour through the glass roof of L’oiseau Blanc
Ideal for ladies who lunch, dinner & drinks in the terrace, dinning al fresco
Do not miss a sip of Armagnac or any other cocktail or spirit at the Bar Kleber