Alain Ducasse to Open and Dining at PFW

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All eyes are on the French capital during Paris Fashion Week, and inquiring minds want to know: where are the fashion set wining and dining? Restaurant Sylvestre at the always-popular Thoumieux, Gastón Acurio’s new hot spot Manko, not to mention the city’s fabulous palace hotels where you can indulge in detox menus or vegan breakfast (like the B-Green at the Shangri-La).

Coming up soon: the highly anticipated opening of Alain Ducasse’s new restaurant at Les Halles. Historically this was the central Paris marketplace, what Zola famously called “the belly of Paris,” before it was disastrously gutted to become the Forum des Halles shopping center. Now, after a hugely ambitious urban renovation project, Les Halles will be reborn with a dramatic new canopy.

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Smack dab in the heart of the new complex, Ducasse's restaurant—called Champeaux—will open in April. The idea is to channel the area’s history by serving traditional brasserie food (like tartare de boeuf and oysters), but updated for the modern palate. There will even be an outside terrace with a view of the beautiful Saint-Eustache church.

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