Starting in May, the Mini Palais restaurant will be opening a new ice cream bar on its colonnaded terrace. Located inside Paris’s landmark Grand Palais next to the Seine, the restaurant was relaunched in September 2012 under the watchful eye of Consulting Chef Eric Fréchon, who holds three Michelin stars at Le Bristol. It was revamped by designers Patrick Gilles & Dorothee Bossier to resemble an artist’s workshop, and famous food critic Alexander Lobrano described the interiors as “one of the best restaurant designs in Paris in a longtime.” The restaurant has been quite successful, partly due to their “unusually convenient hours,” to quote BlackBook Magazine, open daily from 10 am to 2 am.
Available until September 30, the new ice cream bar will offer artisanal flavors created by the Mini Palais’ pastry chef. Think classic favorites from childhood, like Dark Chocolate, Madagascar Vanilla, plus creative originals like Lemon Basil, Rosemary Honey, Rose Petal, Green Tea, and Yuzu. The price is three euros per scoop, served on a cone or in a cup. The restaurant—helmed by Stephane d'Aboville, a protégé of Eric Fréchon—is located on Avenue Winston Churchill at Pont Alexandre III in the eighth arrondissement. For more information, visit www.minipalais.com.