CHAMPEAUX, a restaurant by Alain Ducasse, is a modern and elegant take on the French bistro. The menu is reminiscent of any traditional bistro menu, but the slight twists and execution turns each bistro dish into a star.
On our last night in Paris, we made our way to Champeaux, eager to relax and enjoy a classy dinner before a stroll through Saint Germain. The restaurant is located in the 1st arrondissement and under the Canopée in the Forum des Halles. It’s slightly tricky to get to, but a good point of reference is the entrance to the RER (Châtelet – Les Halles) train station or the Saint-Eustache church. You’ll spot the floor-to-ceiling windows of the restaurant to your left. If you’re a woman, look for Sephora in the forum, and you’ll see the restaurant.
Once seated, it took us all of 10mins to pick the entire meal. The menu isn’t huge, but it has all the favorites – entrecôte steaks, snails (modern twist), souffle, etc. An interesting item – and my reason for picking this place – was the pasta dish of Coquillettes. After starting dinner with a glass of champagne, and then picking a red (all wine choices was made by the pro, CMata), we went on to the meal. Just delicious.
Escargots à l’oseille et raifort, champignons de Paris et seigle croustillant | Snails w. sorrel and horseradish, Paris mushrooms & crunchy rye bread
Coquillettes, jambon/Comté/truffe noire | Ham/Comté/black truffle/coquillette pasta
Entrecôte, sauce aux poivres | Rib steak, peppercorn sauce
Pistache/caramel beurre salé | Pistachio/salted butter caramel
AU REVOIR, Paris. You are loved.
CHAMPEAUX | La Canopée – Forum des Halles – Porte Rambuteau, Paris 75001