You can reproduce a corner of magical and sunny Paris with the help of collections of French interior brands: Baccarat, Christofle, Bernardaud, Daum, Lalique. Shimmering crystal, the finest porcelain and glittering silver are the perfect trio for long Sunday teas or fun parties when cocktails are pouring in.
Parisian-style serving is, on the one hand, simple, but on the other, can be difficult. The main thing is not to overload the composition with colored dishes and heavy details, every little thing is important. For a start, start off with a neutral white, such as a Bernardaud cymbal. Some are decorated with delicate floral patterns, others with raised ornaments. Each one was created at an old manufactory, where for over 150 years they have been using a special Limoges white clay - kaolin - which gives the snow-white porcelain a unique shade.
Pownsider gin and liqueur cocktail. Glasses Passion, Baccarat. Crystal figure Jardin de Cactus, Daum. Figure Origami, Baccarat
Crispy Night cocktail based on vodka, basil and orange. Figurine "Rattling fish", Lalique. Mood Party tray, Christofle
Fraisier framboise dessert. Mood Party set, Christofle. Coffee spoons Mood coffee Precious, Christofle. Passion glass, Baccarat. Louvre plate, Bernardaud © Marina Bessonova
In addition to the standard set - plates, spoons, glasses - the French also like to use decorative figurines that will emphasize the right mood. For example, Lalique figurines in the form of flowers and fish will add lightness to the atmosphere, and Duam models, made of dense, as if glowing from the inside, crystal using an ancient technique known in Ancient Egypt will help create a bright accent. The final touches are spoons, knives and other items. For example, silver cutlery Christofle, which, despite its futuristic design, fit well into the "Parisian" setting due to its laconic form.
Dessert Cheesecake Framboise. Plate Brocante, Bernardaud. Figures Poisson, Lalique. Coffee spoon Mood coffee Precious, Christofle © Marina Bessonova
Dessert Millefeuille Tradition Fouquet's. Decorative sculpture "Swallow", Lalique. Plate Prunus, Bernardaud © Marina Bessonova
Chocolate eclair. Cymbal set Louvre, Bernardaud. Decorative figurines Anemone, Lalique © Marina Bessonova
A lesson in Parisian style will be a weekend at Hôtel Barrière Le Fouquet's, which is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World and delights its guests with a variety of privileges. In 1899, trader Louis Fouquet bought a small diner at the corner of George V and the Champs Elysees, which soon became a trendy bar and then a restaurant. Today it is the “golden triangle of Paris”, a popular meeting place, where the Barrière Le Fouquet's opened its doors in 2006. People go to the famous restaurant not only for traditional beef tartare and great desserts, but also for a beautiful view of the Champs Elysees and exemplary service.
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