lifestyle /culinary Le Pré Catelan, An elegant and daring setting in Bois de Boulogne, Paris In the heart of the Bois de Boulogne, in the magnificent setting of a pavilion dating back to Napoleon III with ceiling friezes by Caran d'Ache, Chef Frédéric Anton serves a cuisine which is both subtle and generous.

A delightful culinary experience that will mesmerise your senses. Chef Frédéric Anton reveals the best of his ingredients, teasing out flavours and aromas: poached egg with a truffled tartlet and pig’s cheek melting in its spices. Chrystelle Brua creates the desserts, and breathes a touch of magic into great classic dishes such as Paris-Brest or pears Belle-Hélène. Your host will be Jean-Jacques Chauveau, for whom hospitality goes hand in hand with warmth and friendliness.

Artisanal cuisine that manages to be complex without feeling complicated, outstanding without being showy. Highly graphic, modern compositions showcase the same produce in an infinite series of variations. Each dish is a feast for the eyes, heady aromas rising up before bursts of flavors are left to explode across the palate. A conversation, an experience, an adventure, an imaginary world delivered by high-impact cuisine.

Le Pré Catelan, An elegant and daring setting in Bois de Boulogne, Paris
Le Pré Catelan, An elegant and daring setting in Bois de Boulogne, Paris
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Architect Pierre Yves Rochon serves up a contemporary, astonishing concept that blends seamlessly with its surroundings, retaining all the elegance of the setting to grant visitors the opportunity to “find themselves in a prestigious place, out in the fresh air, in the peace and quiet of the Bois de Boulogne in Paris, and to sample cuisine from a leading chef while soaking up the architecture of the space”.

Green, black, white and silver dominate the palette here: green in a nod to the world outside and alternating touches of black, white and silver to highlight the different spaces, emphasize detailing, pilasters and bas-reliefs. The furnishings complement or contrast the architecture of the building, sometimes classical and other times contemporary, for a lasting impression of purity and lightness.

The Pré Catelan lies in the exceptional setting of the Bois de Boulogne. A unique spot where 850 hectares and 30km of walking and cycling paths await, giving visitors an opportunity to stroll, cycle or horse-ride. Dotted with playgrounds, picnic areas and rowboat hire stations on the Inférieur lake, families flock here to make the most of this slice of greenery in the heart of the capital.

Address: The Pré Catelan. Bois de Boulogne. 75016 Paris

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