The Four Seasons George V Paris is such a beautiful hotel, and with its beauty and prestige comes a pretty hefty room rate for those looking to stay. But travelling the world shouldn’t be over the top expensive – airfares haven’t moved in years, AirBNB and discount hotel sites have made big cities more accessible, and I love nothing more than grabbing some local produce and finding a nice park. I find little to no ties between how much money I spend on a holiday and how much fun I have.
But every now and then it’s nice to reward yourself with an experience where other people have put a lot of thought and effort into looking after you, and luckily some of The Four Seasons’ most stunning assets in Paris are featured throughout the ground floor atrium and parlour areas, which are presently occupied by three beautiful dining venues: the three Michelin star Le Cinq, the more casual L’Orangerie, and something in between which I was invited to dine at during summer – Le George.
Le George is a bit of a blogger’s dream venue – it’s interiors are designed by Pierre-Yves Rochon and… well… they’ll just make you cry with jealousy. They’re so damn tasteful and perfect and disarming and inviting that you’ll want to leave lunch, go rob a bank and then commission them to makeover your bedroom. Have a look at some of their projects by clicking here – check out The Savoy project in London (don’t worry, it’s on my list!).
The menu is modern mediterranean – plenty of fresh seafood, palette cleansers and white wine made it a great summer lunch. The staff at The Four Seasons are amazing so they’ll serve up a degustation as quickly or slowly as you like, while you take in the marble courtyard and endless floral bouquets – perfect way to spend a posh afternoon without necessarily blowing the holiday budget.
We dined on the following:
- Sea bass crudo with balsamic vinegar powder (€20)
- Tuna tartare with crispy rice (€12)
- Octopus cooked over a wood fire (€10)
- Roasted Dublin Bay prawn in citrus and mustard sauce (€14)
- Onion tarte tartin with parmesan sorbet (€10)
- Beef carpaccio with black truffle (€15)
- Roasted sole with basil and vinegar sauce (€39)
- Cheese creme brulee with mandarin sorbet (€18)
- Fig and blackberry tartlet with almond and yoghurt ice cream (€18)
Although The Four Seasons kindly picked up the bill, for around 15o euro or a little over 200 Australian dollars excluding drinks I think it was a beautiful way to spend an early afternoon with my boy in Paris and you get spoiled with the service and interiors while you’re there. Definitely the best meal of our trip to Paris this year.
The beautiful interiors at Le George
Deliciously elegant lunch set up.
Perfect spot to stop for lunch after shopping
Everything tastes better with truffle!
Beautiful Setting at Le Cinq
Perfect shopping spot after lunch!
Always beautiful at The Four Seasons Paris George V
Perfect day spent in Paris!