Christmas 2023 Approaches: Discover Parisian Bouillons for Festive Dining!
As Christmas approaches and you find yourself still undecided on the perfect restaurant to celebrate, we have some fantastic ideas to share with you! Have you ever explored the world of Parisian bouillons?
Bouillons are the ancestors of Parisian brasseries, making their first appearances in the mid-19th century. They are credited to Pierre-Louis Duval, a butcher who served a single meat dish accompanied by broth to the workers at Les Halles market. This famous broth is the origin of the name for this type of restaurant. It represents a concept of a popular restaurant, offering good-quality food at an affordable price. The idea quickly spread across Paris and evolved, expanding its offerings.
Soon, "higher-class" bouillons with reading rooms and entertainment emerged, broadening their menu to encompass a wider range of traditional French cuisine at affordable prices. Concurrently, the Art Nouveau movement influenced the architecture of restaurants, brasseries, and, of course, bouillons.
If you're in search of a quintessentially Parisian restaurant for an evening with friends, a romantic dinner, or a Christmas Eve feast, you're in luck in the capital! As the Christmas festivities draw near, we've compiled a list of the best bouillons for the Christmas Eve dinners on the 24th and 31st of December!
Classified as a Historic Monument, "Bouillon Racine" allows you to immerse yourself in the unique ambiance of Paris in the 1900s. Chef Alexandre Belthoise crafts dishes using fresh, seasonal ingredients with a presentation that exudes elegance. Reservations are available.
"Everything is Beautiful, Good, and Inexpensive." These are the words of Edouard Fournier, founder of Bouillon Julien in 1906. The cuisine is simple and of high quality, respecting seasonal ingredients. Reservations are possible.
The latest addition to Parisian bouillons, opened to the public in September 2022 after providing delivery services during lockdowns. The menu offers dishes ranging from 3 to 13 euros, perfect for a casual celebration with friends. Reservations are possible.
Le Petit Bouillon Pharamond Located in the heart of Paris, this bouillon offers beautiful private lounges for celebrating with family or friends. No reservations are possible.
Bouillon Chartier Montparnasse
An iconic Parisian bouillon, unchanged since 1896, Bouillon Chartier Montparnasse is the oldest bouillon in Paris. It offers typical cuisine in a place steeped in history! No reservations are possible.
In conclusion, Paris boasts a plethora of bouillons to suit every preference! Feel free to choose your favorite and indulge in a quintessentially Parisian experience!
Don't hesitate to approach the reception for any inquiries! The team at Hotel FABRIC is dedicated to assisting you in organizing your Christmas celebrations to perfection!
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