The Concierges' Gazette

Our recommendations for March

Exhibitions

The works of the greatest artists, from different periods, are displayed at the Musée Jacquemart André with the exhibition «From Zurbarán to Rothko». Expressionist art with Van Gogh, cubism with Picasso, but also abstract art with Rothko and even Giacometti’s sculptures, the unique collection of Alicia Koplowitz is audacious, diversified and highlights women in some of the artists’ portraits. From March, 3rd.

At the Marmottant Monet Museum, the pioneer of impressionism, Camille Pissaro has the place of honor this month. More than seventy masterpieces from the major museums in the world have been put together. The exhibition «The first of the impressionists » presents portraits, rural and urban landscapes… A testimony of the painter’s various periods of life, in the French islands or in Paris.
From February 23rd to July 2nd.

Ballet

The complex love story between Theseus, duke of Athens, and Hippolyta, queen of the Amazons and the domestic quarrel between the king of the elves and the queen of the fairies is at the Opera Bastille this month. Shakespeare’s famous story is directed by George Balanchine, decorated and dressed by the great Christian Lacroix. Discover «A midsummer night’s dream». From March 9th to March 29th.

Restaurants

The new Michelin Guide ranking is out! Let’s have a look at the new awarded Parisian restaurants…
– One Star is assigned to the new tables of the George V hotel, the Orangerie and the George.
– The Ritz Paris won a macaron for its Jardins de l’Espadon and a second one for the inside restaurant, the Table de l’Espadon, directed by the very talented Nicolas Sale.
– Guy Savoy’s old restaurant, the Scène Scène Thélème took over by Pierre Rigothier is finally rewarded with one Michelin Star.
– The Clarence obtained a second macaron, with Christophe Pelé in the kitchen and Antoine Petrus in charge of the service and the sommellerie.
– Three Japanese restaurants are rewarded with a first Michelin Star: The Alliance (5th district) and the Sushi B, a delicious tiny restaurant in the 2nd district. Kei Kobayashi earned a second one, for its classical but modern cuisine.

The famous Chef Gilles Epié and his wife will take care of you in their restaurant located near the Champs Elysées, the Citrus Etoile. After working at the Café de Paris in Brussels and directed the Miraville; the Chef has spent over ten years in California where he has served celebrities and received various rewards. You will enjoy, among others, a lobster and potato salad seasoned with lobster vinaigrette, a duck foie gras in a tempura caramelized with port wine sauce, sea scallops with spinach, onion and sweet wasabi, and for desert, the all chocolate Grand Cru: chocolate cookie, crusted mousse with chocolate sauce and ice cream.
Lunch menu from 49 Euro, dinner from 69 Euro. Count 100 Euro à la carte.Closed on weekends.
6 rue Arsène Houssaye, 8thdistrict.

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