The Concierges' Gazette
Going out in January
The Grand Palais dedicates an exhibition to El Greco. Born in Crete, trained in Italy, this genius then developed his talent in Spain, using Titian’s colour, Tintoretto’s audacity and Michel Angelo’s heroic style. A retrospective of an artist traditional and modern at the same time, to discover until February 10th.
For the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s birth, the Musée du Louvre holds an unprecedented retrospective of the painter and unveils the largest collection in the world of da Vinci’s paintings and 22 drawings. Bookings are compulsory. Until February 24th.
Until January 26th, the Musée Marmottan Monet presents Mondrian Figuratif and reveals an unknown aspect of his work. Famous for his abstract paintings and his squares of red, yellow and blue, Piet Mondrian also painted landscapes, portraits and even cubist and neoplasticist compositions.
Until January 19th, visit « Speed of Life » at the Jeu de Paume, an exhibition dédicated to the New-York photographer Peter Hujar (1934 – 1987). 140 works of the major witness of the New-York Avantgarde are presented: his famous portraits and news, but also scenes from the Big Apple, vibrating with the long-disappeared creative intensity of those times.
The Monnaie de Paris presents the first major exhibition dedicated to the sculptor Kiki Smith outside the US. Made of bronze, glass, plaster, porcelain, tapestry or paper, 100 works are as many witnesses of her fascination for the human body and the relation between species and scales, on a search for the harmony linking us to nature and the universe. Until February 9th.
The Opéra Bastille welcomes the Barber of Seville starting January 11th. Damiano Michieletto revisits Gioacchino Rossini’s most famous opera and stages a modern-day Seville inspired by the cinema of Almodóvar.
The institution La Tour d’Argent changes Chef and opens a terrace on the roof! Yannick Franques, Best Craftsman of France (MOF) offers you to taste revisited classics, among others: soup of hare with foie gras ravioli and poached pear “like a mille-feuille” as a dessert. Menus from 105 to 350 Euro. Closed Sundays and Mondays. 17 Quai de la Tournelle, 5th.
You’ll find an excellent bistonomic menu at Dupin. Try the specialties of the chef, Nathan Helo, among which the organic chicken egg with Bouchot mussels “marinière” and barbecued corn, or his creamy chocolate tart. Menus at 42 and 65 Euro. Closed Sundays and Mondays. 11 rue Dupin, 6th.
L’Imperial Treasure is the new Chinese restaurant located at nr 44, rue Bassano in the 8th. It offers the very best Chinese gastronomy with glazed pork belly, wontons and baos made with the best ingredients. Menus from 48 to 88 Euro. Open daily.
The famous La Truffière is the perfect address for truffle amateurs! Take advantage of truffle season to taste the recipes the Chef, Aurélien Braguier : cepe tarlet; truffle velvety soup and sea-buckthorn tart as a dessert. Menus from 45 to 225 Euro. Closed Sundays & Mondays. 4 rue Blainville, 5th.
Miura is Nicolas Aujay’s first restaurant. There, you will savor smocked sardines “like a sashimi” and pissaladière or a zander with green cabbage and chicken juice. For dessert, treat yourself with a Mont-Blanc covered with meringue and iced chestnuts. Menus from 28 to 44 Euro. Closed Saturdays & Sundays. 15 rue de l’Arc de Triomphe, 17th.