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Special dinner with the Krokodiloes

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

At the occasion of their international tour, The Krokodiloes make a stop at the Saint James Paris on Tuesday August 4th 2015 to offer you a pleasant musical evening!

This group of young singers, 12 students from Harvard all in dinner jacket, was founded in 1946 and interprets American songs from the 50s and hits with only one instrument: their voice!

The “Kroks” is the oldest a-cappella-group in the US and is universally known for its songs but also for its humor. They sang for Ella Fitzgerald, the Princesses Grace and Caroline of Monaco, the Aga Khan, Bhumibol, the King of Thailand, Yo-Yo Ma or the actress Julia Roberts. A lot of great personalities!

With their original “choreographies”, the Krokodolies will agreeably accompany your dinner in the enchanting setting of the Saint James Paris. A chic and joyful evening!

Book your table in our restaurant on August 4th, to listen to them while enjoying the creations of our Chef Virginie Basselot, at restaurant@saint-james-paris.com or 01 44 05 81 88.

For more information about the “Kroks”: http://www.kroks.com
To listen to the best covers: http://www.youtube.com/user/HarvardKrokodiloes
To follow them on Twitter: @krokodiloes




A tribute to women!

Written by james, the 08 June in category What’s up?, 0 comment

The Saint James Paris presents its summer ephemeral bar “A tribute to women”!

From Friday June 12th, the only chateau-hotel of Paris highlights women and invites you to enjoy a gentle summer evening in the freshness of its extraordinary garden. Feminine personalities will be celebrated all the summer on its enchanting terrace.

An ephemeral menu to pay homage to their talent.

Our Michelin-starred Chef and “Meilleur Ouvrier de France” 2015 Virginie Basselot has imagined three dishes, based on the creations of famous women in gastronomy: a Chicken supreme demi-deuil stuffed with black truffles and vegetables in bouillon in honour of the Mère Brasier, a platter of fresh cheeses from Marie Quatrehomme, the first woman awarded “Meilleur Ouvrier de France”, in the cheesemaker category (2000), and a Tatin sisters apple tart, whipped cream and vanilla ice cream.

These fine and feminine dishes will be enjoyed with wines produced by talented female winemakers and vineyard owners, selected by our head sommelier Micaël Morais: Pouilly-Fumé Tradition by Valérie Dugueneau, Moulin de la Lagune by Caroline Frey and Gewurztraminer Tradition by Mélanie Pfister.

Our head barman Judicaël Noël has also mixed up two cocktails with light, fruity flavors, named after two great French female authors, the Simone de Beauvoir (strawberry, lemonade, lime and caramelized Pecan nuts) and the Marguerite Duras (home-made Limoncello, rosé wine, basil, cucumber and bitter of chamomile), an allusion to literature which has always played an important role at the Saint James Paris with its Library Bar filled with over twelve thousand works.

We look forward to welcoming you until September 12th, every day from 7 p.m., and to celebrating together the feminine talents, essential to the Saint James Paris since its recent renovations by the interior designer Bambi Sloan.

Get ready for a flavourful summer with a feminine touch at the Saint James Paris!

Femmes Saint James3 (mai 2015)


Judicaël Noël, our Chef Barman

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

Judicaël Noël, coming from Normandy like our Chef Virginie Basselot, is the new Chef Barman of the Saint James Paris.

This 26-year-old young man, who made his classes at the Hotel du Collectionneur and at the restaurant of the Opera, was immediately enchanted by the cozy atmosphere of our Library  Bar, ideal to relax and chat around his specialty: custom-made cocktails according to the guests’ tastes.

Judicaël loves trying out new matches, enhancing alcohols, fruits or fruit syrups in order to bring out their subtlest aromas. Always looking for new flavors, he doesn’t hesitate to use herbs, aromatic plants and vegetables, and describes himself as an “herbalist”. Perfectionist and avant-gardist, Judicaël likes to serve surprising cocktails (in the past, he didn’t hesitate to mix foie gras with raspberry).

The Library Bar now displays its new menu in a leather book, in which Judicaël put his imagination at work.

In addition to the classic cocktails, try his “creation cocktails” or “virgin cocktails” (without alcohol). For example, the Jardin with rhum flavoured with red pepper, verbena and lemongrass, Chambord, cranberry juice, bitter ginger and lime juice, or the Montgolfière, without alcohol, with apple and pineapple juice, cinnamon syrop and lime juice. Yum!

Beautiful days will shortly arrive. You will soon enjoy these delicious creations from Judicaël Noël and his team (among whom, Anthony, who has just been awarded with the title of “Meilleur Apprenti de France – congratulations to him!) in the incredible garden, adorned with hot-air-balloon-like arbors by Bambi Sloan.

Check our new cocktail menu!

Saint James Paris – Library Bar
Every day from 7 pm
43 Avenue Bugeaud – 75116 Paris
+33 1 44 05 81 81


Judicael Noel


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 spa@saint-james-paris.com (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?, 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


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 restaurant@saint-james-paris.com
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?, 1 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 restaurant@saint-james-paris.com.

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)