16Feb

Guerlain Discovery Offer

Written by james, the 16 February in category What’s up?, 0 comment

Would you like to discover the Guerlain Spa of the Saint James Paris?

For your first time, your one-hour treatment will stretch to one hour and a half!

Valid from Monday to Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. until November 2015, upon reservation at +33144058181 or by email at [email protected] (mentioning our “Discover Offer”).

Valet parking included. Spa Menu

Spa Guerlain de l'hôtel Saint James 75116 Paris / France


09Feb

Virginie Basselot, MOF 2015!

Written by james, the 09 February in category What’s up?, 1 comment

We are very happy and proud to announce you that our Chef Virginie Basselot has just been awarded with the prestigious title of “Meilleur Ouvrier de France” 2015!

Among the 8 finalists (431 applicants at the beginning), Virginie Basselot is the only woman honored. She will now wear the famous tricolour collar, real symbol of excellence. Since 1924, date of creation of this competition, one other woman only has been rewarded.

Thanks to her determined work and a constant training, Virginie has passed successfully all the steps, from the first test in May 2014 to the finale in Lyon last week.

The “MOF”, most reknown competition of French Cuisine, rewards technique and precision every 4 years. For the final test this year, the applicants had to make two imposed dishes: “salmis de pintades accompagné d’un chou farci et de bottillons de salsifis” and “tarte tatin de coings parfumée au gingembre, beurre de porto rouge réduit”. A semi-free dish had also to be prepared, a “soufflé individuel salé aux 3 végétaux”.

A challenge successfully met by Virginie who seduced the jury. Our warmest congratulations!

Chef Virginie Basselot MOF


23Jan

A gastronomic Valentines’ Day

Written by james, the 23 January in category At the Saint James' Restaurant, 0 comment

To celebrate Valentines’ Day, the Saint James Paris spoils the gourmets! Our Chef Virginie Basselot has imagined a special menu: seven exceptional dishes with elegant and refined products in red and pink tones, in the enchanting setting of the only chateau-hotel of Paris.

A delightful moment to enjoy accompanied by flute and cello.

Valentines’ Day Menu

Royal-style duck foie gras, pomegranate mousse

Parisienne blue lobster, mixed diced vegetables flavoured with horseradish, beetroot sauce

Poached turbot on a bed of polenta with black truffle, red onion juice

Roast squab with juniper berries, candied grapefruit and kromesky fritters stuffed with the legs

Churned fresh goat cheese in its coating

“Small Tomato” with the flavours of rose and ginger

Coffee and delicacies

(180 Euro per person, drinks excluded)

Booking is required: please contact +33 1 44 05 81 81 or per email.

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01Jan

Happy New Year!

Written by james, the 01 January in category What’s up?, 0 comment

Saint James Paris Wishes


29Dec

Immerse yourself in the Cuisine of Virginie Basselot

Written by james, the 29 December in category Backstage, 0 comment

An immersion in the universe of our Chef Virginie Basselot…


25Nov

New Year’s Eve Dinner

Written by james, the 25 November in category At the Saint James' Restaurant, 0 comment

The eclectic Napoleon III decor of the Saint James Paris makes the perfect setting to celebrate the New Year in style. In the cozy atmosphere of the dining room, Chef Virginie Basselot, who received her first Michelin star in 2014, has imagined an exceptional menu to share with family and friends on the intoxicating airs of gipsy jazz performed by Marius Apostol and Manuel Rocheman, for a bohemian New Year’s Eve!

New Year’s Eve Menu

Tartar of scallops and Mertensia maritime (oyster leaf)
Astara caviar and buckwheat pancake
Sancerre blanc Exception 2002, Pascal Jolivet

Poached duck foie gras from the Landes in a duck broth
Jerusalem artichokes and black truffle
Sancerre blanc Exception 2002, Pascal Jolivet

Roasted lobster, spaghetti of salsify with oyster mushroom
carcass juice and infusion of mushrooms
Chassagne-Montrachet 2011, Domaine Fontaine Gagnard

Trou normand
Served with Calvados Château du Breuil 12 years old “Saint James Paris”

Fillet of roe deer, millefeuille of vegetables roots with truffle, pepper sauce
Côte-Rôtie “Colline de Couzou” 2012, Domaine Bonnefond

Ossau-Iraty cheese in a snowball and grated truffle
Saint-Mont, Monastère de Saint-Mont 2011, Producteurs Plaimont

Meringue hull, exotic fruits and juice with passion flavoured with thyme
Champagne “Prestige Rosé” de la Maison Taittinger

Illanta chocolate glittered in a gold, as a biscuit and creamy
ice-cream of Bourbon vanilla and caramelized pecan kernel
Champagne “Prestige Rosé” de la Maison Taittinger

Coffee and delicacies

Menu (drinks excluded): 310 Euro
Selection of wines (served in magnum bottles): 110 Euro

Conditions and reservations per email.
A deposit of 50% of full amount you will be asked to book a table.

Nouvel an 2015


20Nov

Parisian Christmas lights

Written by james, the 20 November in category Going out, 0 comment

Christmas season is starting and as every year, we all look forward to the transformation of our beautiful city.

The installation of various illuminations, decorations and attractions has already begun and will soon be completed.
We will then have the pleasure of enjoying activities such as the ephemeral rink at the Grand Palais and the famous Ferris Wheel Place de la Concorde, which will offer a unique perspective on the Champs Elysées with its Christmas market.
Christmas markets are also back in other districts: Montparnasse, Saint-Germain-des-Pres, Montmartre and close to other landmarks of Paris.
Also make sure to see the famous story windows of the Parisian department stores!

The full schedule has not been released yet, please contact our concierge team for more information!


10Oct

New season, new menu!

Written by james, the 10 October in category At the Saint James' Restaurant, What’s up?, 0 comment

Autumn has arrived, bringing its delicious seasonal flavours! A great opportunity for our Chef Virginie who just launched her a new dinner menu at the Saint James Paris! Here is a few of her creations.

Starter: preserved duck foie gras from the Landes region, light fig jelly, fresh hazelnuts, Parisian brioche
Fish: scallops cooked in their shells with seasonal butter, slow-simmered leeks and Charlotte potato with curry
Meat: roast mallard duck with juniper berries, red cabbage braised in a red wine, crisp leg and thinly-shredded potato, braising juice
Seasonal suggestion: scallop and oyster tartare, borage leave and flower, Astara caviar, lemon cream sauce

… Not to mention her famous cod cooked with young vegetables, Melissa butter sauce, the “signature” dish of Virginie Basselot at the Saint James Paris.

The Pastry Chef Mathias Alet will also delight you with his Sultane figs from “La Maison Baud” poached in a red wine, with a mulberry sauce, crisp condiments and a fresh cream cheese sorbet. Among his other sweet surprises!

Access the dinner menu here.

See you soon at the Saint James Paris!

Reservations recommended at 01 44 05 81 81 or [email protected]
From Mondays to Saturdays from 7:30 p.m.

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25Sep

The Louis Vuitton Foundation

Written by james, the 25 September in category Going out, 0 comment

Conceived as the new high place of contemporary art, the Louis Vuitton Foundation will finally open to the public on October 27th, 2014.

The Foundation will present permanent collections, but also plans to organize temporary exhibitions and to host debates and seminars. A unique new hot spot for contemporary art in Paris.

The Louis Vuitton Foundation, located close to the Saint James Paris, at the edge of the Bois de Boulogne, is surrounded by nature and benefits from the fresh air of the “lung” of the capital. Looking as a real “space ship”, it seems to have just landed between lakes and streams, just off the restaurant La Grande Casccade, in the heart of the most relaxing place of the western part of Paris.

This amazing building has been imagined by Frank Gehry like a boat sailing through the trees of the park, wrapped by twelve glass veils. A big challenge combining tradition and modernity. Creator of the impossible, Frank Gehry has accomplished today’s technological prowess and designed forms that had never been imagined before, juste like the project of Bernard Arnaud, CEO of LVMH : unique, creative, innovative.

Take advantage of your stay at the Saint James Paris to visit the Louis Vuitton Foundation.

8 Avenue du Mahatma Gandhi, 16ème arrondissement de Paris.

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07Jul

The one and only Tiffany Diamond a Paris

Written by james, the 07 July in category Going out, 0 comment

Tiffany & Co”, one of the most important jewellery houses in the world, exhibits the legendary “Tiffany Diamond” in Paris for a limited period.

On the 3rd floor of the newest Parisian Tiffany & Co’s shop (the first one in France) the public will have the opportunity to admire the biggest and most famous yellow diamond of the world.
Normally presented in the mythical boutique of the 5th Avenue in New York, the inestimable treasure will be exceptionally highlighted on the Champs Elysees to inaugurate the largest Tiffany & Co’s shop in Europe.

Paris knows the incredible and invaluable stone already, when 130 years ago it was cut by the gemmologist of the brand. After a very detailed work, the rough stone of 287 carats has turned into a sublime and unique diamond of 128 carats with 82 facets (a diamond has traditionally 58 facets). Never seen before!

This exceptional jewel – Mary Whitehouse and Audrey Hepburn have had the luck to wear it so far – can be admired on the famous Avenue des Champs Elysees (nr 62). The period is “limited” and no end-date has been communicated, so make sure not to miss it!

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