The Concierges' Gazette

Going out in February

Exhibitions

Until March 17th, the Petit Palais dedicates a retrospective to the Belgian Fernand Khnopff, the first one in 40 years. The major works of this multiple artist who was a painter, an illustrator, an engraver and a sculptor are exposed and compared to the ones of other great artists of his time (Gustave Moreau, Klimt, Von Stuck…) in order to place them in the context of Europe at the end of the 19th century.

Southern Geometries, from Mexico to Patagonia” is the title of the exhibition imagined by the Cartier Foundation for contemporary art to present the abundance and variety of patterns in the Latin-American arts. 250 works, from handicrafts to architecture, body painting or abstract art create visual ties between territories and eras since the pre-Colombian era. Until February 24th.

The exhibition L’art de vivre selon Moïse de Camondo at the Musée Camondo presents for the first time an archival fonds telling the art of living of the count Moïse de Camondo (1860-1935), a distinguished collector of decorative arts of the 18th century but also a man of his time, passionate about technical progress. Until March 10th.

Ballet

In Gravité, Angelin Preljocaj explores the universal laws of attraction of masses between themselves.  “From the lightest to the most massive”, he invents a sequence of specific movements for each degree of air resistance. Each is connected to a musical piece, in a large range of tones and rhythms going from Gérard Grisey to Dmitri Shostakovich and Johann Sebastian Bach. Until February 22nd.

Opera

Romeo Castellucci stages at the Opera de ParisIl Primo Omicidio”, of which he explores the metaphysical part, wondering about the role of evil in God’s plan. Alessandro Scarlatti’s work evokes the fratricide with gentleness, “like the flower of illness”. Until February 23rd, at the Palais Garnier.

Restaurants

Aurélien Braguier, former executive Chef for Jean-Luc Rabanel in Arles, replaces Christophe Poard at La Truffière. He offers a light cuisine with a Mediterranean touch with Blue lobster cappellacci, lobster bisque, grated caviar, or Limousin beef fillet matured 60 days then smoked with aromatic herbs, market vegetables, and for dessert, a Baba Limoncello, coriander cream, apple and bergamot, ricotta ice cream. Closed on Sundays and Mondays – 4 rue Blainville, Paris 5th.

After the Martinez, Taillevent, L’Instant d’Or and Racines in New-York, the Chef Frédéric Duca has just opened his own restaurant, Rooster, where you will enjoy an ambitious and eclectic French cuisine, frequently renewed. On the menu, brains of lamb fritters, puttanesca sauce; beef with parsnips, carrots, candied citrus fruit and daube juice and for dessert a Panna Cotta, infused with bay leaf, cider jelly, Granny Smith apple sorbet. Tasting menu at 68 Euro, count 45 to 75 Euro à la carte. Closed on Saturdays and Sundays – 137 rue Cardinet, Paris 17th.

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