Dispatch from Paris
| Published : 12/Sep/2008 15:30
Back in June, Parisian decorator
finished her project for
Hotel Plaza Athénée in Paris’s
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:
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.