Le Bristol in Paris is known for both its fine accommodation and exquisite food. It is a palace of luxury situated in the fashion district of Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré.
We skipped out of our hotel bright and early for a breakfast booking at Le Jardin Francais , one of the many prestigious dining options at the hotel. We were greeted like royalty at the door by the smartest doormen I’ve ever seen. The interior twinkles: polished marble, blooming flowers and magnificent chandeliers.
Le Jardin Francais is a pretty floral sitting room offering an extensive morning menu of Parisian treats. The waiters are smart but humorous and made our meal luxurious but relaxed.
Vibrant fresh orange juice was first brought to our table, the sweetest I have ever tasted, and free from unwanted pith. A basket of fresh pastries followed soon after, a feast for the senses, smelling, looking and tasting divine. When people talk of unbeatable French croissants they are referring to the baked goods at Le Bristol. Buttery, soft and sweet, they melt in the mouth.
Eager to try something else from the menu, we both ordered a plate of pancakes with red fruits and vanilla cream. These were beautiful, arranged perfectly with a dusting of icing sugar and a miniature white chocolate Le Bristol medallion. They were as delicious as expected, a soft subtly sweet pancake with ripe strawberries and raspberries and a drizzle of contrasting cream.
Along with my cup of strong coffee, it was the perfect Parisian breakfast.
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