Compiled by Team IAnD
Photography: Courtesy the designer
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Based on the concept of bistronomy, Bistro de l’Arc reinvents dishes and flavours from traditional French cuisine with a menu that changes daily according to seasonal produce…
Bistro de l’Arc, situated near the Arc de Triomphe and Place de l’Etoile in Paris’ chic 16th arrondissement, has called upon the expertise of French interior designer Sophie Jacqmin for its décor.
Taking her cue from the traditional notion of a bistro, Sophie infuses understated elegance into the homely eatery with finesse ushered in via brass and marble. Design elements that evoke cinema, jazz music and poetry are niched amidst the classic décor with the ceiling taking centrestage as it displays various eponymous quotes.
The quality and origin of the seasonal produce correspond to the bistro’s respect for nature and the environment by focusing on sustainable farming and seasonality, all of which is orchestrated by Angie Fouquoire, an up-and-coming young chef who’s trained at some of the best restaurants in Paris. In fact, the menu here is innovative and rich with something new to offer every day.
The simple yet stately Bistro de l’Arc turns out to be a place filled with warmth – a ‘go to’ at any hour, whether for business lunch, dinner with friends or a glass of wine on the terrace! As the French say, let’s please the eyes before we focus on the palate!