The Concierges' Gazette

May in Paris

Exhibitions

The Musée du Luxembourg honors the Tudors’ dynasty for the first time in France. The exhibit pays homage to this major family through a selection of paintings, valuables, clothes and manuscripts. The conflictual relations between France and England during the 16th century are also approached. A splendid immersion into the British Renaissance with The Tudors, until July 19th.

Street art is highlighted at the Pinacothèque with Pressionism, the Masterpieces of Graffiti on Canvas from Basquiat to Bando. The major pieces displayed range from the 70’s to the 90’s (Phase 2, Rammellzee, Dondi, Futura 2000 ou encore Bando, Ash et Jay) and retrace the history of this artistic and nonstandard movement, not recognised yet as it should. Until September 13th.

Ballet

The Opéra Garnier welcomes Paquita until May 18th. This jewel of classical dance tells the story of two lovers in the romantic and picturesque Spain of the 19th century. Betrayal, abduction, duplicity and family secrets… The character dancing, with its technical virtuosity, is interpreted at a hectic rhythm. Direction and choreographies by Pierre Lacotte after Joseph Mazilier and Marius Petipa.

Restaurants

A very exciting opening is expected on May 19th! Guy Savoy’s restaurant, located rue Troyon, is moving into one of the most prestigious Parisian monuments, the Monnaie de Paris. On the riverbanks of the Seine, this gastronomic table will have a wonderful view on the river and its landmarks, and will keep the same spirit: conviviality and pleasure. We cannot wait! 11 quai de Conti, Paris 6.

New restaurant in the heart of the Bonne Nouvelle district: L’Ancienne Maison Gradelle. The Chef Jonathan Hamel, coming from the Atelier Maître Albert, creates generous dishes, as tasty as they look. Enjoy a carpaccio of veal knuckle, candied grapefruit with Timut, baby beet leaves as starter, a Racan pullet from Julien Plesel, amber-yellow wine sauce as main dish, and to finish a royal chocolate and nut praline. A nice place with a good selection of wines and a delicious coffee. Menu from 26 Euro for lunch, 38 Euro for dinner. Count 60 – 70 Euro à la carte. Closed on Saturdays for lunch and on Sundays. 8 rue du Faubourg Poissonière, Paris 10.

The Pudlowski Guide is turning 25! A great birthday celebrated together with the issuing of its 2015 prize list, among which:

Chef of the year: Christian Le Squer, the former Chef of Ledoyen, at Cinq (Paris 8)
Event of the year: Hexagone (Paris 16) by Mathieu Pacaud (his father is the Chef at L’Ambroisie)
Revelation of the year: Porte 12 (Paris 10) by Vincent Crépel
Bistro of the year: Chez Monsieur (Paris 1) by Denis Jamet and Carole Colin (owners of Les Climats)
Best “value for money” of the year: Oka (Paris 9) by Raphaël Rego, and Messugues (Paris 17) by Grégory Page and Thomas Quilbeuf …

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