Mini-Palais at Le Grand Palais

We took advantage of gorgeous day to sit on the terrace with coupes of Deutz rosé prior to being seated.


19 mai 2011

We took advantage of gorgeous day to sit on the terrace with coupes of Deutz rosé prior to being seated.

Many young chefs are applying classic French techniques to select Asian menu items and the results here were spectacular.The tempura prawns sitting atop an onion surrounded by a sauce of tandoori spices were crunchy and moist without being greasy and were a perfect way to finish the remaining drops of my champagne.


Alec’s velvety vélouté of cod with truffle foam looked fabulous but since he wouldn’t share I’ll have to come back to see if it produces the same smile that it did for Alec.

Next up for me was roasted lamb with chopped zucchini- a classic from Provence and Alec, dining off the formule had the poitrine de cochon grillé (pig’s breast) with crushed potatoes in a Meaux mustard sauce. We reserved a few drops of the Moulin à Vent for the Saint-Marcellin.

A round of espressos and we had finished the first of what will be many visits to the Mini-Palais for late afternoon tea, a coupe on the terrace and lunch, especially the super value formule of entrée +plat for a mere 28 euros.

One of the few fine restaurants in Paris that is open late, every day.

Enjoy a video visit with Terrance

Mini-Palais at the Grand Palais

Avenue Winston Churchill
Paris 75008
M: Champs Elysees Clemenceau
Hours: Sunday-Saturday, 10AM –Midnite
Reservations: 01-4256-4242 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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