Archive for February, 2011

Thaim, my favorite Thaï restaurant in first district, Paris

Posted in Paris, restaurants on February 19, 2011 by ParisDeluxe&Arty

I love Thai food and next to my place there is a little Thaï I recommend to everybody : Thaim, 46 Richelieu Street, 75001.

First, I do enjoy the decor and the atmosphere,  as relaxing as a thai therapy -by the way, the owner of the restaurant is about to open a thai massage parlour very soon not far from the restaurant, I will let you know ! The design is not kitsch at all, at the opposite indeed,  very refined with beautiful glazed cramics around, it gives the feeling of a boutique restaurant.

And the food is delicious, there is a menu that changes everyday,  you have the choice between duck, fish or chicken. You always start with a tasting plate for apetizers, my favorite ! If you go there , don’t hesitate to tell me if you liked the place, it’s nice to have feed-back from readers.The restaurant is also recommended by famous french guide “Gault-Millau”.

During the week-end, by night , there is 2 thai dancers performing while you’re eating ! They are lovely.

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Hugo&Victor : high patisserie in Paris !

Posted in luxury, news, shops on February 7, 2011 by ParisDeluxe&Arty

You know I’m a sweet teeth and I’ve discovered recently in my district  a new fantastic patisserie called “Hugo&Victor”(7 rue Gomboust 75001). It looks like a jewellery boutique but you can eat all the creations ! The chef, Hugues Pouget, had worked formely  for famous french chef Guy Savoy-so you can figure out the high level you find there.With Sylvain Blanc, his friend,  they decided to open a new kind of shop : the idea was to propose patisserie you have in a gastronomic restaurant as take away. And that’s a success : they opened one year ago the first shop in 7th district  and last december they open the one I’m talking about in the first district. They have  also now a corner in big department store Printemps.

The chef is working with traditional tastes like chocolate, vanilla and caramel on one hand-revisiting traditional “eclairs” , “choux” and chocolate tarts for example-  and more innovative or excentric tastes on the other hand, such as combawa (in green below)slightly tangy with a delicate lemongrass perfume,  or lychee (the best dessert I’ve ever eaten, definitly my favorite !)…

I do recommend also the little “financiers” (especially the one with cherries) elected the best in Paris by ‘Le Figaro”-a famous french newspaper-and I do confirm !

And if you want an original gift : their chocolate boxes look like a book …very ParisDeluxe&Arty indeed !

Gaelle Chotard exhibition at Claudine Papillon gallery, Paris, until march 26th

Posted in art gallery, contemporary art, Paris on February 6, 2011 by ParisDeluxe&Arty

I’ve already talked about her work during la Fiac -I’m a  fan- and got one piece from her : a miniature heart, hand made, soft and coloured. In her new show and second personal exhibition you can discover drawings (watercolours), installations , photograph. Always beetween an organic and abstract floating world, subtle, light, ethereal. Yes, there is still poetry in contemporay art and a magical  know-how…