The day started with the most amazing news – – we’d been granted permission to meet Mr. Juan Diego Flórez backstage at the Palais Garnier after his recital, although only one of us knew of this, which made for a spectacular surprise for the other. I was preparing for our much anticipated brunch at Épicure when the text came through which set the tone for the reminder of the day and evening.
We arrived at Épicure located within Le Bristol with appetites that never seem to tire and palates that constantly need to be challenged. Needless to say, our appetites were pleasantly worked over and our palates received the royal treatment – – this was over the top pleasure. Every encounter seemed to pull us deeper into what can best be described as an exquisite and seamless adventure into pure bliss as this was indeed a rare find. This 3 Michelin Starred experience is one I’ll never forget and wish to repeat. Each moment put us at ease, while the professional, yet friendly team created magic with their flawless phantom-like presence. They were always steps away, but never in our space. Benjamin, our Sommelier could not have been more perfect. Presentation, explanation and admiration for wine and all that pairs well with it, was ideal. We were extremely impressed with our entire experience and immediately decided this would be a spot we’d never miss when in Paris.
If perfection is what you possess and crave, then you’ll feel right at home at Épicure. Chef Frechon, your vision and execution are rare treats – – ones to be admired and honored. And to Mr. Rémi Ségui, Manager of Restaurant Epicure, as I mentioned in our email exchange, you’ve done a fantastic job with respect to creating an incredible staff and the most amazing atmosphere in which to dine. We thank you for your generosity and time – – we remain in awe.
And now the brunch experience alone that will inspire travel to Paris!!!!!