Gastronomy is part of our national heritage. Inscribed in French culture as deeply as fashion and elegance, it’s another good reason to treat yourself to a stay in the capital. To celebrate the French culinary arts while making the most of the fine weather, we suggest enjoying excellent meals on the terraces of restaurants and, in September, attending the Fête de la Gastronomie, a festival devoted to the joys of food and cooking.
Gastronomy in Paris; good food on the terrace
As a way of satisfying your appetite while enjoying the blue sky of Paris, nothing beats savouring a good meal on a restaurant terrace. Just a few minutes from the Hotel Interlude you can find a number of great places that honour French or international cuisine, as well as restaurants specialising in meat or fish dishes. Or perhaps a friendly brasserie is all you require. In the 12th arrondissement a short stroll from the Hotel or in the adjoining districts (13th, 4th, 11th or 20th), tables dot the terraces of restaurants, creating a tacit invitation to lovers of fine food attracted both by the menu and by the pleasure of eating in the open air. We recommend the Swann in the Avenue Dausmesnil or the Bombis on the Rue de Chaligny, two bistros just a stone's throw from the hotel. On the Rue de Charenton, the Touareg offers Algerian specialties, while the Cheval de Troie is the place to discover Turkish cuisine. Finally, the Frégate, Avenue Ledru-Rollin, is a must for fans of seafood.
The Festival of Gastronomy, a national holiday for gourmands and gourmets
If you’re a foodie you shouldn’t miss this national event. The Fête de la Gastronomie will be held this year from September 22nd to 24th to celebrate French gastronomy, which has been described by UNESCO as an ‘intangible cultural heritage of humanity’. The French culinary arts will forever be associated with our cultural identity and play a large part in French influence internationally. To pay tribute to this, three days are set aside each year to make our proud gastronomic heritage accessible to all. Based on the values of sharing and living in harmony, the Fête de la Gastronomie provides a host of events, cooking demonstrations, tastings, guided tours, culinary workshops and more. For three days chefs will take to the streets, armed with their dishes and pans, to present their skills to the general public. In 2017, the Festival will centre on the theme of produce and have the support of Stéphane Layani, President of the Rungis International Market. Come along and experience the French passion for food and sharing!
Hôtel L'Interlude - Elegant and comfortable three star Hotel, Paris 12th district