If you have just done your shopping, walking along the streets of Champs-Élysées then continuing on to Avenue Montaigne, most likely your feet will start to hurt (and it seems like moving one more step could just potentially cripple you for the rest of your life), if you are feeling this, all you need to do is to STOP – for a cup of coffee or a bottle of coke.
Nice concept; good ambiance but a disappointing meal in Paris.
I will be writing a series of Paris Restaurant Guides in the following weeks to come starting with this post for Hotel Costes.
Hotel Costes is located along the busy shopping steet of Saint honoré Paris. Although the hotel occupies a big frontage, you’ll still find yourself walking up and down the street without finding it. The entrance does not have any visible signage that helps unfamiliar tourists (like us) to locate the place easier. So, just in case someone plans a visit, the image above can be your guide.
On our recent trip to Paris, my cousin and I were determined from day-1 to have a meal at the famous Parisian tea salon – Ladurée. He was excited about the macaroons and I, the overall dinning experience.
Walking down the more common streets of Paris, we went past a few local branches, all of which were packed with “Q”s literally to the doorsteps. We did not want our experience to be one with stress so we decided to go in for an early breakfast on a Sunday morning instead.
Located just off the busy boulevard of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, L’Epigramme is a small, charming, unpretentious restaurant that serves authentic French food. Menu comes in a blackboard in French, but not to worry, the waitstaff speaks a bit of English and will take you through the menu patiently.
The restaurant serves a 28€ three-course prix fixe menu for lunch, two-course is at 24€. Pre-booking is a must as the restaurant only seats about 24 pax maximum (self-estimation).
We knew we started the day right the moment we were served the first course.
I had the grilled chicken with potatoes and an edible flower for my main course. Now I know how a flower taste like – very far from chicken.