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Six Parisian hotel brunches to discover right now

Having become a true weekend tradition for city dwellers, brunch is the perfect time to unwind and reconnect after a long week. Coming straight from England, it was launched by wealthy young Anglo-Saxons who regularly partied and who therefore could not have breakfast at 8 a.m. on Sunday morning… Hence the contraction of breakfast and lunch in “brunch”. Usually held on Sundays, these Sunday brunches allow you to enjoy sweet or savory dishes that are both tasty and gourmet. Today, brunch is modern and innovative, with flavors from all over the world. This spring, exceptional Parisian hotels are offering upscale versions of brunch, with a quintessentially Parisian experience. Here is our selection.

The Plaza Athenée

It is in the heart of chef Jean Imbert’s gastronomic restaurant that the Plaza Athénée welcomes its guests for a musical and Parisian brunch. In a classic setting, adorned with woodwork, gold leaf moldings and marble, this place is ideal for ending your week in style and in peace. Like all brunches, the service begins with a basket of pastries and a selection of breads. A freshly squeezed fruit juice, a plain or fruit yoghurt, a hot drink of your choice and finally, a glass of champagne are then served. It’s not over yet, comes a choice of appetizers, a market starter, an organic egg or the market dish. The service ends with a slate of three matured cheeses and a series of desserts to share signed Angelo Musa.

The Plaza Athénée, 25 Av. Montaigne, 75008 Paris. Brunch every Sunday from 12 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. By reservation only. Price: 140 euros per adult. www.dorchestercollection.com

The Shangri-La Paris

A luxurious hotel nestled in the heart of the capital, the Shangri-La Paris offers a friendly Sunday brunch. It is in a bright setting, with a glass dome designed by the architect Maurice Gras, that the service begins in the restaurant La Bauhinia. The waiters first lay out an amuse-bouche, a few grams of kristal caviar selection, followed by a host of sweet and savory dishes. Pastry from the baker, jams with surprising notes (pineapple/Yunnan tea), assortment of artisanal charcuterie and smoked meats, organic egg in casserole dish, chef’s dish and buffet of delicacies signed Maxence Barbot. A copious and gourmet brunch accompanied by a hot drink and fresh fruit juice. All this in a warm and friendly atmosphere.

The Shangri-La Paris, 10 Av. d’Iéna, 75116 Paris. Every Sunday from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., table service. Price: 128 euros / 148 euros with a glass of champagne. By reservation only. www.shangrilaparis.com

The Ritz Paris

A veritable Ritz Paris ritual, Sunday brunch is an event not to be missed. In a sweet and savory gourmet buffet version, it can be enjoyed in a luxurious and chic setting. It is at the heart of the Salon d’été that the hotel offers a culinary journey between dishes from around the world and market products. For this brunch divided into several bars, the eight chefs offer a wide choice of seafood, eggs and meats. From one buffet to another, customers discover flavors from Lebanon, Greece, Italy, and even Asia. A real explosion of flavors. Then comes the salad bar and a selection of cheeses, sourced, of course, from local producers. This tasting ends with a wide selection of pastries, pastries and sweets. Guests live an unforgettable experience, all accompanied by a pianist who accentuates this luxurious and sophisticated atmosphere.

The Ritz Paris, 15 Pl. Vendôme, 75001 Paris. Brunch every Sunday from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., by reservation only. Price: 170 euros per person. www.ritzparis.com

The Faubourg Gardens

The restaurant Le Faubourg, nestled a stone’s throw from the Champs-Élysées in the hotel Les Jardins du Faubourg, offers a “Sunday brunch” every weekend, a culinary offer to be enjoyed in the chic atmosphere of the bar or in the vegetal and warm from the garden. Every Sunday between 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m., customers are invited to discover this sweet and savory brunch with a wide variety of dishes and delicacies. In the form of a buffet, guests have the choice between hot dishes, salads, eggs, meat or even raw fish for the salty side. Then they can opt for pastries, pastries, fresh fruit, desserts, and even a chocolate fondue. To accompany all these dishes, the restaurant offers a choice of hot drinks as well as freshly squeezed fruit juices. The ideal place for a gourmet and gourmet meal to share with friends or family.

The Faubourg Gardens, 9 rue d’Aguesseau, 75008 Paris. Brunch every Sunday from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Price: 79 euros per adult. www.jardinsdufaubourg.com

The Peninsula Paris

It is in the heart of its LiLi restaurant that The Peninsula Paris hotel invites its customers to enjoy an Asian-inspired brunch. In a luxurious and cozy setting, with a typical Asian opera decoration, guests live a real taste experience. Chef Dicky To offers his classic dishes such as lacquered duck and jasmine rice but also unveils dishes specially created for this brunch. Customers can therefore choose between poached cuttlefish with ginger and marinated cabbage or rice soup. As for drinks, the restaurant offers a selection of refreshing juices with pomegranate, ginger or even Aloe Vera. Everything is there to enjoy a moment of sharing and conviviality in a unique and exotic setting.

The Peninsula Paris, 19 Av. Kléber, 75116 Paris. Brunch available every Saturday between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Only by reservation. Price: 118 euros per adult. www.peninsula.com

Brach Paris

It is in different counters that the brunch of Brach is revealed, located in the heart of the 16th arrondissement of Paris. In a setting that is both chic and designer, guests are invited for a moment of sharing in “relaxed” mode. Led by chef Adam Bentalha, it takes the form of all-you-can-eat buffets inspired by Mediterranean cuisine. Lebanon, Italy, Greece… This brunch offers a real culinary immersion. Hot dishes are also offered with, for example, pasta with truffles or beef lasagna. To conclude this hearty brunch, the restaurant unveils a wide selection of pastries and breads accompanied by pastries from chef Yann Brys. As for drinks, customers have the choice between several pressed fruit juices and hot drinks. A moment of tasting to share with friends or family.

Brach Paris, 1-7 Rue Jean Richepin, 75016 Paris. Every Sunday noon. Price: 95 euros per adult. www.brachparis.com

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