The Concierges' Gazette
Going out in november
Miró at the Grand Palais: de la couleur et du rythme! Bringing together nearly 150 works, some unseen in France, and covering 70 years of creation, this retrospective traces the technical and stylistic evolution of the artist. Miró creates from his dreams and opens the door to his poetic universe. Until February 4th.
The Musée du Luxembourg gives pride of place to the Czech artist Alphonse Mucha, inseparable from the image of Paris in the 1900s and his famous posters. This exhibition invites us to discover his paintings, sculptures, drawings, decors and many others artworks… A mystic and visionary artist, in a particular political context: the implosion of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Until January 27th.
With Grayson Perry – Vanity, Identity, Sexuality, the Monnaie de Paris presents the first major exhibition in France dedicated to the contemporary British artist. His works in traditional materials such as ceramics, bronze, cast iron, printmaking and tapestry, offer an ironic and darkly humorous reflection on universal topics such as identity, gender, class, religion and sexuality. Until February 3rd.
Staged by Laurent Pelly, a musical language of a shining cheerfulness and inspired melodies: L’Elixir d’Amour by Gaetano Donizetti at the Opéra Bastille will make you spend an enjoyable moment! A pleasant comedy in which the sergeant Belcore and the shy Nemorino fight for the heart of the beautiful Adina. Until 25thNovember.
Latest news from Taillevent: a new Sommelier Director, Antoine Petrus (MOF), and a new Chef coming from L’Orangerie at the George V: David Bizet (MOF). His delicate cuisine includes: a cep brouillade coated by a thin black cob loaf as appetizer; raw langoustines, sea weed tartare iodine cream, clear consommé; chicken from “Perche” with blue lobster in crust bran with Tokaji wine, and for dessert, citrus pavlova, herbs ice cream or the crêpes suzette flamed with Grand Marnier and Cognac revisited by this budding grand Chef. Menus at 90, 198 and 375 Euro. Count about 250 Euro à la carte. Closed on Saturdays and Sundays. 15 Rue Lamennais, Paris 8th.
With a menu by Gilles Goujon (3 Michelin stars and 5 Gault et Millau toques at l’Auberge du Vieux Puits at Fontjoncouse in the Aude), discover Astair, a new modern brasserie which offers: marrowbone with truffles ; free range chicken « perfect » egg, mushrooms and brioche ; tchoutchouka half salted cod; roasted quail with raisins and figs; rice pudding or chocolate ganache and madeleines to conclude… A festive and delicious address! Lunch menu at 25 Euro. Count between 50 and 80 Euro à la carte. Closed on Sundays. 19 Passage des Panoramas, Paris 2nd.