The Concierges' Gazette

Going Out in November

Exhibitions

The legendary « hôtel particulier » at 5 Avenue Marceau has initially embraced the fashion house, then the Fondation Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent. From now on, it hosts the Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris, which focuses on both the couturier’s creative genius and the process of designing a Haute Couture collection.

Explore Gauguin the Alchemist at the Grand Palais. Paintings, drawings, ceramics, woodwork, engravings … the exhibition showcases the self-taught artist’s creative process and his capacity to transform materials. A remarkable carrier, based on his ability to constantly push the limits of each medium. Until January 22nd.

Fortuny, a Spaniard in Venice. The Palais Galliera is devoting a retrospective to Mariano Fortuny’s work with over a hundred pieces especially coming from the Museo Fortuny in Venice as he was a Venetian by adoption. It reveals the full diversity of his inspiration and inventiveness (engraving, photography, furniture, lighting design …). A journey into timeless elegance. Until January 7th.

Ballet

An exciting program is offered by the Palais Garnier including three ballets in one: Agon by George Balanchine; Grand miroir, a Saburo Teshigawara creation and the mythic Sacre du printemps by Pina Bausch. Contrasting choreographies but such a sublime performance! Until January 16th.

Opera

From November 15th at the Palais Garnier, Willy Decker puts on stage The Clemency of Titus by Mozart. From forgiveness to reconciliation, this work is a poignant testimony of the composer’s humanity, in which the dramatic expressiveness is magnified by its musical inventiveness.

Restaurants

Following the success of his “Spoon”, Alain Ducasse renews the concept with Spoon 2, in place of the Terroir Parisien by Alléno. A lovely decor by J.M. Wilmotte and a cuisine combining culinary delights from all around the world:  Coconut milk cod, mango; Zahtar shoulder of lamb, yogurt/coriander; Tandoori chicken; Matcha tea chiffon cake, sencha ice cream. An amazing journey full of flavors! Lunch menu (bento) at 32 Euro. Count 40 to 90 Euro à la carte. Closed on Sundays. Palais Brongniart – 28 place de la Bourse, 2nd.

Jacques Faussat reinvents himself by changing his style and the name of his restaurant: « La Braisière » becomes « Jacques Faussat »! From traditional to creative, with funny headings like «Au riz gin» or  «Bolet raw de la veille», with cepe mushrooms, lard, spelt and herb sauce. You will savour a mashed potatoes, raw foie gras, gersois toast, and vinegar of meat juice.  The wine list will surprise you! Menus from 42 to 48 Euro. Tasting menu from 115 to 160 Euro. Closed on Saturdays for lunch and Sundays. 54 rue Cardinet, 17th.

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