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The Pré Catelan: a gourmet paradise right in the heart of the Bois de Boulogne

23 January 2013 by admin

This luxurious pavilion situated in the middle of the Bois de Boulogne, surrounded by wonderful yards offers a calm and bucolic setting. You will hardly be able to find a better place to have lunch or diner in the capital.

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A place of many evolutions
This spot full of history, formerly a place of rural walks, was ravaged by Prussians in the XVIIIth century in order to be turned into a luxury casino-restaurant. The pilasters, balusters and columns that trim the white front wall of the Pré Catelan actually remind the context of the XVIIIth century’s follies. In 1976, it has been taken over by Gaston Lenôtre, who made it an annex for its gourmet kingdom. The Napoleon III style decoration was then revised by the famous designer Pierre-Yves Rochon who realized a perfect alliance between history and modernity.

Photo credit: Une soirée mondaine en 1909 au restaurant “le Pré Catalan” par Henri Alexandre Gervex

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The restaurant of all desires
Frederic Anton
, who formerly stepped by the greatest houses of gastronomy before becoming Joël Robuchon’s second, is now the Chef of the restaurant. He works as a goldsmith, successful of his 3 stars, proof of high quality and skills. You will barely want to touch the dishes because of how precious they look. Your turn to choose between the crab, the sea urchin and the duck foie gras and so many more, elaborated in a much more complex way than it seems. And on top of that, the service is irreproachable.

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Open from Tuesday to Saturday from 12.30am to 2.30pm and from 7.30pm to 10.30pm.
Meals: 190 and 240€.
A la carte: count between 250 and 300€.

Restaurant Le Pré Catelan
Bois de Boulogne
75016 Paris
T.: +33 (0)1 44 14 41 14
Subway station: Porte Dauphine (L.2).


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