The bucolic Bauhinia terrace-garden at Shangri-La Paris, and its menu with Asian accents

By Manon C. Photos by Manon C. Published on June 14, 2022 at 08:36

For the second year, the bucolic garden of the Shangri-La Paris is open to gourmets and welcomes the terrace of La Bauhinia. Chef Christophe Moret concocts dishes with Asian flavors, which you can savor with a view of the Eiffel Tower.

For the second consecutive year, the Shangri-La Paris opens the doors of its sublime gardenusually closed to the public, and installs the terrace of his La Bauhinia restaurant. A French garden if nice and lush one wonders why this terrace was not opened sooner to gourmets of all persuasions!

In the manner of a bucolic hidden patiothis summer table reveals dishes with Asian accents imagined by the chef Christopher Moret. At lunch and at have dinnerr, a short and variegated card thus promises us a gentle journey to the confines of Asia.

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Our culinary journey thus begins with a string of dim sum each more plump and naughty than the other (€32 for 9 pieces), with poultry, shrimp and vegetarians, our favourites; then by a thai tuna tartare (30€), subtly spicy, just enough to awaken the taste buds.

To accompany these starters, there’s nothing like a good Mojito (28€), made according to the rules of the art, or a glass of dry white wine Fresh. It’s simple, it’s like holidays the hubbub of the city seems so distant. A enchanted parenthesis which continues with the specialty of the House, the essential crying tiger (€52), with its absolutely tender Black Angus beef flank steak; and the pad thai (40€) with its generous prawns, fresh coriander and lime wedges to generously wash it all down.

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For the dessertswe trust the pastry chef Maxence Barbotwhich reveals a map of creative and summery dessertslike the vanilla-caramel mille-feuille (20€), fresh strawberries and pomelos infused with jasmine and granola (18€), or even vstrawberry acherin (20€). For our part, no sweet note, the dishes being generously servedwe don’t have an ounce of free left in our stomachs.

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Note, and it is strong practicethat the garden terrace of La Bauhinia offers, every afternoon, a light card for a late lunch, a la carte dessert or an aperitif. It is thus possible to taste the artisanal salmon heart and its tzatziki, the assortment of dim sum or the Eclat Café, for a improvised break with family or friends.

This hidden terracethe address of which only insiders pass on under the cloak, is certainly worth the detour for the calm, luxury and voluptuousness who sticks to it. A summer must-have coming.

This test was carried out as part of a professional invitation. If your experience differs from ours, please let us know in the comments.

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