Visit the new department dedicated to Islamic Arts at the Musée du Louvre, just opened after 4 years of major renovation works. This new space consists in an amazing glass roof and is located Cour Visconti. This great project conducted 20 years after the great pyramid provides its collections with a space befitting their prominence within the museum.
Thanks to an exceptional partnership with the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, the Musée Marmottan presents Rubens, Van Dyck, Jordaesn and the others until February 3rd, 2013. This exhibition offers a selection of 41 pieces from the former Southern Netherlands during the Golden Century and highlights the five distinctive styles of the Flemish painting: history paintings, still-lives, portraits, scenes from the everyday and landscapes.
The Opera Bastille shows Tosca, Puccini’s masterpiece, interpreted by Martina Serafin, until November 20th. A singer in love, passionate, jealous and impulsive, a romantic painter, an idealist and a defender of liberty, a police chief with a lust for flesh, power and blood: all the ingredients of a melodrama for a spectacular work capturing the essence of opera.
Pierre Meneau, Marc’s son (Chef of « L’Espérance » at Saint Père sous Vézelay) welcomes us at Crom’Exquis, in reference to these delicious small croquettes. He will delight you with the kromeski fritters of course, but also the pâté in a pastry crust with foie gras and pistachios, the hake with beans from Paimpol and smoked bacon, the filleted Landes chicken breast with potatoes Darphin and the thin apple tart with vanilla ice cream. Traditional and delicious! Count 40 to 75 Euro. Menus for lunch. Open from Monday to Friday, from noon to 2.30 pm and from 7.30 pm to 10 pm. 22 rue d’Astorg, 8th. Tel: +33 1 42 65 10 74.
The Taverne du Sergent Recruteur has a new owner and is now one of the best restaurants of Paris! In the kitchen, a young Chef who made his classes with famous Chefs and has imagined an oyster in silver scale with pistachios and pickled onions, a mackerel and horseradish snow, a beef from Galice with sweet pepper jam and guindillas, and other exquisite dishes matching with a very clever wine menu. The décor has also changed a lot with Jaime Hayon who mixed the medieval stones with design pieces. Lunch menu at 65 Euro, dinner menus at 95 Euro for 6 dishes or 145 Euro for 8 dishes. Also, a Gastro Bar (count 40 to 50 Euro). Closed on Sundays and Mondays. 41 rue Saint Louis en L’Ile, 4th. Tel: +33 1 43 54 75 42.
For the meat addicts, Akrame waits for you at the Atelier Vivanda, across the street: mimosa eggs, heart of Black Angus beef ribsteak with Dauphine potatoes, chocolate mousse with salt from Guérande. Classical and delightful. Closed on Sundays and Mondays. 18 rue Lauriston, 16th. Tel: +33 1 40 67 10 00.