HOT PARIS TIP: Enjoy Michelin Quality Dining for a Fraction of the Price!
@latourdargentparis dates back to 1582. Under the reign of Henry the 3rd, facing the wine docks just after the Saint-Bernard Gate, Rourteau opened an elegant inn that would welcome noblemen tired of haunting the dirty and ill-reputed taverns.
The nearby Château de la Tournelle had been built with stones from the champagne region nearby that had some silvery reflections in the evening. It would give the establishment its name “L’Hôstellerie de La Tour d’Argent”.
André Terrail, the grandfather of the current owner, contributed to the legend of the Tour d’Argent with recipes of Adolphe Dugléré as well as the fabulous bottles of the Café Anglais. One of the most famous dishes at this restaurant is the “Frédéric Delair” pressed duck in two courses.
𝙔𝙚𝙩, 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙚 𝙞𝙨 𝙖 𝙡𝙞𝙩𝙩𝙡𝙚 𝙨𝙚𝙘𝙧𝙚𝙩 𝙩𝙤 𝙨𝙝𝙖𝙧𝙚 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙮𝙤𝙪. Many people do not know that the Michelin-rated Tour has a little empire on the same street corner, supporting the famous restaurant. And you can visit their shops & eateries, and dine on their food, for a fraction of the price.
@larotisseriedargent is a quaint Parisian bistro, a lively and warm establishment with a bourgeois gastronomic heritage. Its famous rotisserie is the heart of the place, and the interior has a “country house” spirit in the heart of Paris. You can dine en terrasse during the summer months, overlooking the Seine river.
Meanwhile, @leboulangerdelatour is the bakery and patisserie supporting both restaurants with fantastic baked goods.
And don’t miss the epicerie next door! I often pop in for a great bottle of wine from their cave of 320,000 bottles, ready-to-go meals, and delicious treats from the kitchen.
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Bisous and big hugs from Paris,