Paris, the go-to destination for foodies, has a new restaurant we can't wait to explore. Hôtel Fouquet's Barrière will launch its new hotspot, called La Petite Maison de Nicole, tomorrow evening.
The establishment of this restaurant comes from an encounter between restaurateur Nicole Rubi and Dominique Desseigne, President of Lucien Barrière Hôtels et Casinos. A of the meals created by Rubi in her restaurant, La Petite Maison, set at the entrance to Old Nice, Desseigne wanted to offer the same cuisine to Hôtel Fouquet's Barrière's Parisian and international clientele.
We hear the restaurant's menu features "certified authentic produce" and "generous servings." Jean-Yves Leuranguer - Meilleur Ouvrier de France - and his team at Hôtel Fouquet's Barrière were let in on the big and small secrets of this family cuisine, Nicole-style: fine zucchini flower fritters, petits farcis niçois (stuffed vegetables), roast chicken to be shared, truffled scrambled egg, local fried mullet, roast Mediterranean lobster or calamaretti fritti and more. The dessert menu, meanwhile, is interpreted by Claude Ducrozet. The hotel's pastry chef offers a white chocolate mousse, seasonal fruits and a very indulgent tiramisu to be shared by three, four or only by two for those who love it most!
La Petite Maison de Nicole, the fourth restaurant at Hôtel Fouquet's Barrière, will be run by 33-year old Ghislain Evraert, who leaves Arc Paris, where he was manager, to join the hotel's team. There is also Michelin-starred restaurant Le Diane, with its imaginative and timeless cuisine, which rediscovers "in today's style" the greatest classics of French cuisine, the popular Fouquet's brasserie opened in 1988, and Le Lucien bar, a good spot for a light lunch, afternoon tea or a cocktail with friends in the evening. The Marta bar, so called in tribute to Lucien Barrière's wife, has been adding to the bubbly hours of the night since December 2012, with a cocktail menu devised by Stéphane Ginouves, Meilleur Ouvrier de France in the bartending category.
The Hôtel Fouquet's Barrière team, orchestrated by the head chef Jean-Yves Leuranguer, includes 60 cooks and 17 pastry cooks who prepare more than 1,000 dishes every day. At Le Diane, he is assisted by Christophe Schmitt, who was awarded a prize as an up-and-coming chef in 2011 by the magazine "Le Chef" and won the 2012 Taittinger trophy.
The Hôtel Fouquet's Barrière is located at 46, avenue George V in Paris.