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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


Virginie Basselot, MOF 2015!

Written by james, the 09 February in category What’s up?, 0 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


Happy New Year!

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

Saint James Paris Wishes


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.

Plat 44

True to the spirit of “La Fete de la Musique” the Saint James Paris will highlight a new talent!
With her sparkling eyes and smile, our colleague Laetitia Jullian will sing the most beautiful songs of her repertoire.

Originally from Tahiti, after studying at the Conservatory, she now sings French variety as well as soul and jazz music. Laetitia will interpret La Vie en Rose, La Javanaise, Le Tourbillon de la Vie, La Complainte de la Butte… but also some international songs like The Girl from Ipanema, Fly me to the moon, Just the two of us… accompanied by a guitarist. A jazzy and soft voice for a truly acoustic evening, perfect to try the creations of Chef Virginie Basselot at the restaurant and to discover our Rosé-wine bar.

Do not miss this new edition of “La Fete de la Musique” and discover the new talent we are very proud to introduce!

Saturday June 21st 2014, from 8:30 p.m.
Advance bookings are required at +33 1 44 05 81 81 or by mail.



Ephemeral rosé wine bar

Written by james, the 21 May in category What’s up?, 0 comment

At the Saint James Paris this year, the arrival of summer will be celebrated with the opening of an seasonal rosé wine Bar! On the bucolic terrace and surrounded by hot-air-balloon-like arbors, take an enchanting break and see life through rose-colored glasses!

On one hand, the sommelier Micaël Morais has selected 2 wines: a fresh and elegant Côtes de Provence Château d’Esclans, served in a Jeroboam, and an IGP Collines Rhodaniennes, nicely called “La Vigne en rose”, Domaine du Monteillet, with a sweet flavor of red fruits and spices.

On the other hand, Judicaël Noël, our new barman, has imagined two summer cocktails: the “Pink Panthère” with vodka, coconut liqueur, ginger and strawberry, and la “Rose des Vents” with pineapple, cranberry, raspberry and basil, an original one without alcohol.

Our Chef Virginie Basselot, newly awarded with a first Michelin star, has also been inspired by this girly color and has created some fine recipes with noble products, seasonal fruits and vegetables. On the Bar menu, enjoy a King-prawn carpaccio with beetroot sauce and crispy vegetables, a Semi-cooked foie gras with a strawberry chutney and Beaujolais rosé wine, or a Charolais beef tartare with pink berries, mixed salad leaves and home-made French fries. The sugar addicts will also be pampered by our Pastry Chef Mathias Alet who designed an attractive Raspberry macaron, light Timut-pepper cream with a flavor of lemon and grapefruit.

An ephemeral outdoor bar to see life in pink!

Open daily starting June 5th, 2014, from 7 pm.

At the Saint James Paris, we make dreams come true! Our Valentines offer includes one night in a Junior Suite, a bottle of champagne Deutz Amour, and full breakfast (in bed or at the buffet). This offer is valid from February 11th to 15th, 2014, upon availability, at the exceptional rate of 600 Euro per night. Book now !

And for an extra touch, plan a romantic evening on February 14th!

Our Chef Virginie Basselot imagined a Gourmet dinner that you will enjoy in a Brazilian ambiance with singer Cynthia Abraham and pianist Manuel Rocheman. Spend Valentines with us! +33 1 44 05 81 81 or [email protected].

Valentines’ Menu


Duck foie gras from the Landes region, candied hibiscus and lemon marmalade

Scallops in an aromatic broth, tapioca beads flavoured with beetroot

Roast Challans duckling with kampot pepper, onions and mango,
preserved leg in salad

Ossau-Iraty and cherry jelly

Lemon and rose dessert, buttermilk mousse, litchis and grapefruit
A partager en amoureux

Coffee and delicacies

(130 Euro per person without drinks)



Celebrate in beauty the New Year’s Eve at the Saint James Paris and share a privileged moment in the spectacular dining room of the only chateau hotel of the capital !
What is on the program? A gourmet experience in a pop-rock atmosphere!

Our Chef Virginie Basselot will prepare festive dishes with delicacy, and delight all the guests while Zébulon Duke, both a guitarist and a singer, will accompany the clock!
An exceptional evening to start 2014 on a high note!


New Year’s Eve Menu
Parisian style brioche with duck foie gras from the Landes region, porto jelly
Scallops with black truffle, slow-simmered leeks and ratte potatoes
Fillet of venison, pepper sauce, crystallized kumquats, chervil tops and purée
Mont d’Or cheese with black truffle and lamb lettuce
Citrus fruit sorbet with grapefruit and orange
Thin Macaé chocolate roll, hazelnut mousse and spread, chocolate ice cream
Coffee and delicacies

The menu costs 210€ per person (without drinks)
Reservations at 01 44 05 81 81



Fashion: Alaïa for Galliera

Written by james, the 22 November in category What’s up?, Going out, 0 comment

After four years of renovations, the new Musée Galliera re-opens and presents the career of Azzedine Alaïa, the famous “sculptor of fabrics”.

A few steps from the Saint James Paris, the exhibition presents the story of this French-Tunisian creator with 70 of his sculptural creations highlighted in the renovated galleries of the Palace, and made to enhance the curves of women. The designer selected dresses of timeless chic made out of leather, chiffon, lace or jersey, to present his career as a whole in the upscale 16th district. A must see during your stay at Paris’ only chateau-hotel.

Azzedine Alaïa in the Palais Galliera, until January 26th, 2013.

Musée Galliera de la mode
10, avenue Pierre 1er de Serbie, 75116 Paris

From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesdays to Sundays. Until 9 p.m. on Thursdays.

Azzedine Alaïa au Musée Galliera


Beauty and the Beast at Théâtre Mogador

Written by james, the 07 November in category What’s up?, Going out, 0 comment

After a tremendous success, first in Broadway and then all over the world, the fabulous musical Beauty and the Beast is on the stage of the Théâtre Mogador for a few months!

Inspired by a French novel imagined by Mrs Le Prince de Beaumont, this tale relates the story of a dreamy romantic girl who falls in love with the one she was afraid of. Adapted to the cinema by Jean Cocteau in 1946, it has been taken over by the Disney Studios in 1991 and has become one of their classics seen by everyone.

The fairy of the cartoon is perfectly rendered on stage. The magic of the tale and the famous songs by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, who have been awarded by 2 Oscars, will delight young and old alike.

A superb 2-hour-and-a-half show fitting perfectly with the spirit of the end-of-year celebrations!

Recommended by our Clefs d’Or Concierge Maxime.

La Belle et la Bête