CHAMPEAUX | PARIS

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.

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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.

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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.

ESCARGOT 

Escargots à l’oseille et raifort, champignons de Paris et seigle croustillant | Snails w. sorrel and horseradish, Paris mushrooms & crunchy rye bread

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COQUILLETTES

Coquillettes, jambon/Comté/truffe noire | Ham/Comté/black truffle/coquillette pasta

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L’ENTRECOTE 

Entrecôte, sauce aux poivres | Rib steak, peppercorn sauce

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SOUFFLÉ

Pistache/caramel beurre salé | Pistachio/salted butter caramel

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AU REVOIR, Paris. You are loved.

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CHAMPEAUX | La Canopée – Forum des Halles – Porte Rambuteau, Paris 75001

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