If you’re traveling to Paris this month, stop by the Park Hyatt for a dose of alpine winter spirit. The palace hotel on the Place Vendôme has teamed up with Chopard, the watchmaker, to create a Swiss chalet on the terrace. Open until March 1, 2015, the lounge spot recreates the cozy, timber-beamed chalets of the Alps, with lanterns, fir trees and even snow flakes to decorate it.
Jean-François Rouquette, the hotel’s Michelin starred chef, has created themed menus for the chalet, with lunch featuring a salad topped with parmesan and grated black truffles, followed by thinly sliced veal. Dinner features Raclette Montagnarde, the hearty mountain dish of melted cheeses, charcuterie and potatoes.
The chalet is called Fleurier in reference to a small village in the Swiss Jura where Chopard makes its watches. Open from 10 am to midnight, reservations are essential. Tel: +33 1 5871 1060 or email: [email protected]. A private chalet is available for two to eight people.