• 08 Nov

    New Parisian Restaurant Focuses on Food and Wine Pairings

    The recently opened Louvre Bouteille promises to dish out some exceptionally prepared dishes conceived by a former contestant of the French Masterchef show. The chef, named Cyril Rouquet, was a participant on the first season of Masterchef in France, which took place in 2010.

    Following his appearance on this show, Rouquet has now created a menu for the Louvre Bouteille restaurant that showcases his affinity for refined French flavors mixed with exotic touches. Although heading up a trendy new restaurant in Paris is not easy, the chef has already proven himself multiple times. In addition to his Masterchef appearance, Rouquet just recently won a gold medal in the very first Beijing International Cuisine Competition this year. Even before his win, Rouquet was being touted as a 'celebrity chef' at the event -- a testament to his burgeoning reputation on the international food scene.

    At Louvre Bouteille, this mastery is put to good use in dishes such as veal and parmesan salad, crispy salmon with zucchini cream, and duck breast with polenta fries, Thaï broth and mango cream.

    What's more, the owner of the restaurant, Rodolphe Constans-Gavarry, is a wine connoisseur, and he shares his knowledge with clients as they choose food and wine pairings. A wide selection of fine French wines are therefore available, and each bottle has been selected according to the dishes that are on the menu.

    For such innovative and refined cuisine, the prices on the menu are extremely reasonable. Ranging from set lunch menus (including wine) for 17.50 euros to set three-course dinner menus for 36 euros.

    Guests staying at one of the Sister Hôtels Champs Elysées can therefore get a taste of fine French cuisine and wine during their stay in central Paris.

    Louvre Bouteille

    150 rue Saint-Honoré, 75001

    +33 1 73 54 44 44

    Open Monday through Friday from noon to 2:30 p.m. and from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Saturday from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.