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Going out in March

Exhibitions

Considered as one of the most influential architects and designers of the 20th century, Gio Ponti is honored at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Tutto Ponti, Gio Ponti Archi-Designer. The exhibition, composed of over 500 works, covers his whole career (1921-1978), from architecture to industrial design, furniture to light, press-reviews creation to its incursion in the field of glassware or of ceramic and goldsmithery. Until May 5th.

The Fondation Louis Vuitton presents the collection of the British entrepreneur and art patron Samuel Courtauld in “The Courtauld Collection. A Vision for Impressionism”. It brings together some 110 works, including 60 paintings but also graphic pieces, of major artists such as Manet, Seurat, Cézanne, Van Gogh, Gauguin or Turner.  Until June 17th.

Musical 

Discover CHICAGO: the musical at the Théâtre Mogador. This musical, the longest ever shown in Broadway, immerses ourselves in the heart of the 1920s in Chicago, where Roxie Hart, a cabaret dancer, kills her lover. In prison, she is confronted to Velma Kelly, double murderess but also Jazz singer and Roxie’s idol. A great directing and stunning performances of artists who sing and dance at the same time. Until June 30th.

Ballet 

The Swan Lake by Rudolf Noureev is back to the stage of the Opera Bastille, highlighting Tchaikovsky’s poetic dream with a deep sense of hopelessness. It is always a pleasure to rediscover this story of an impossible love between a human prince and a bird‑princess, interpreted with a lot of talent. Until March 19th.

Restaurants

The Brasserie Lutetia has just reopened, keeping its classical style, with at its head the renowned Chef Gérald Passédat (Le Petit Nice à Marseille), bringing his famous seafood and Mediterranean recipes. He offers a shellfish quenelle, squash bechamel; a whole sea-bream, flambéed in pastis liquor or a Bouille Abaisse from les Auffes, garlic croutons, parmesan and soup served aside. For dessert, licorice soufflé and kiwi cucumber cold soup, yoghurt sorbet, meringue slivers. Lunch menu at 42 Euro, dinner menu at 95 Euro, count between 100 and 180 Euro à la carte – 45 Boulevard Raspail, Paris 6th.

On the Champs-Elysées, the Flora Danica is a real Danish brewery overlooking a beautiful garden. The menu by Andreas Møller offers salmon in all its forms: smoked, rillettes, tartar, gravlax… and many others northern specialties as well as meats (duck breast fillet, Simmental beef fillet). For dessert, “Æblekage”: Danish compote (apple, whipped cream, macaroon) or a baked Alaska. Count between 50 and 100 Euro – 142 Avenue des Champs-Elysées, Paris 8th.

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