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La Galerie des Gobelins: New Look, Cute Cakes

Dispatch from Paris | Published : 12/Sep/2008 15:30

Athénée: Galerie des Gobelins
Back in June, Parisian decorator finished her project for Hotel Plaza Athénée in Paris’s 8th arrondissement. The lobby restaurant, La Galerie des Gobelins (named after the Manufacture des Gobelins, a former factory (now a museum) which supplied furniture to French monarchs) got new carpeting, furniture and redesigned lighting.

But actually, what caught our attention was not so much the decorative changes of the space as the restaurant’s updated menu, which features desserts by world famous pastry chef Christophe Michalak, the winner of the 2005 Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie.

Looking at what he does with desserts’ presentation, one starts to wonder if he is also an interior decorator in disguise. Some of his creations are shown here:

Desserts by Christophe Michalak

Left to right: Plaques Zodiacal, Mac Tarte Citron, Turron Plaza

Desserts are priced at between 8 and 45 euro each. Several can be ordered “to go”.

La Galerie des Gobelins

25 Avenue Montaigne, 8th arr.
Paris, 75008