One of the major events on the fall-winter art calendar in Paris is the blockbuster George Braque exhibit now showcased at the Grand Palais. This is the first major retrospective in over 40 years dedicated to one of the founders of cubism. Art lovers keen to check it out should hop over to the Shangri-La to take advantage of the luxury hotel’s new L’ARTea Time. Housed in the exquisitely restored mansion of Prince Roland Bonaparte, the Shangri-La is celebrating the Grand Palais’s exhibit with a new Afternoon Tea experience at La Bauhinia restaurant that combines both art and gastronomy.
Pastry Chef François Perret has fashioned an original pastry inspired by Braque’s work, and tea-goers will also receive a VIP ticket to the exhibit (read: you can cut to the front of the big line.) In fact, ARTea Time will be available at the Shangri-La for the next four major exhibits at the Grand Palais, with a special pastry created in homage to the artworks exhibited. Available every Wednesday afternoon from 3:30-5:30 pm from October 2- December 18, 2013. Priced at 49 euros per person. For more information, visit www.shangri-la.com/paris.