Fauchon Cafe in Paris
Fauchon is not only about gourmet products to take away from their delicatessen, but you also have the opportunity of being able to enjoy breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea with cakes and pastries and dinner at the Fauchon cafe in Paris.
About the Fauchon cafe
Even though the history of Fauchon dates back to the 1880s, the interior of the Fauchon Cafe was designed by Christian Biecher and is exceedingly contemporary with its styling in silver, grey, purple and other soft tones that has a fabulous view over the Place de la Madeleine.
There is also a lounge area with grey seats and black tables located in the centre of the café by a silver tinged bar, which is ideal for lunch while catching up with friends or having a drink before enjoying one of the shows in Paris. Plus there is a patio with its bamboo decor that is covered with a silver and clear roof and heated for added comfort, which provides another relaxing atmosphere.
Fauchon Le Cafe, as it is also known, provides a non stop service all day so that you can enjoy a gourmet breakfast, coffee break, an a la carte lunch menu, afternoon tea with very tempting pastries or an evening meal, with fixed price dinner menus available.
And inspired by the tradition of brasseries in Paris you can discover some great classics of French cuisine along with selected products that are produced by Fauchon themselves that are always present on the menu such as Foie Gras and the incredible pastries from the Fauchon patisserie.
About the French cuisine at Fauchon
There is a lunch menu available for €26 as of 2013 and includes an appetiser, main dish of the day plus a glass of wine, yet there is also a dinner menu available for €34 and of course there is the a la carte option available.
You will always find delights on the a la carte menu such as red tuna tartare with herb grains that is prepared at your table, mixed Fauchon vegetables with farm-raised chicken strips and hot dishes like morel mushroom and asparagus risotto or plaice and wedge fries with tartare sauce and spicy salt.
Other tempting dishes could be cold starters such as shaved Parma ham that has been aged for 18 months or Scottish smoked salmon , tangy vegetables in yoghurt and warm starters like pan-sauteed Foie Gras with lemon tree leaves or Brittany lobster ravioli with a shellfish broth and vegetable minestrone that range in cost from around €16 up to €32.
Fish dishes may include monkfish medallions roasted with black pepper, pink fir apples and artichokes with salted butter and a spicy sauce or a fillet of sole meuniere with a garnish of your choice. Meat dishes could be a Limousin veal chop baked in a casserole dish and served with parsley Noirmoutier mashed potatoes or a rack of lamb roasted with rosemary, eggplant and zucchini with mozzarella. And the main dishes range in cost from approximately €28 up to around €45.
There are also very tempting desserts and pastries on offer such as a Grand Marnier souffle, Grand cru chocolate cake, Breton raspberry shortbread, chocolate eclair with golden nuggets and many others to delight the taste buds from around €12 to €15 as of 2013.
When it comes to the Lounge menu there are salads and sandwiches such as a toasted ham and cheese sandwich topped with an organic fried egg and musclan salad with an olive oil dressing or Brittany lobster and crab club sandwich served with iceberg lettuce salad and wedge fries.
Fauchon classics like the appetiser served tapas style, Roquefort with gingerbread and dried fruit or an assortment of mini pastries, macaroons and much more are also available. A gourmet break with a hot drink such as one of the Fauchon infused teas or fruit juice accompanied by Bourbon vanilla layer cake or a chocolate eclair with golden nuggets is available on the lounge menu for approximately €15.
The Fauchon Dinner menu is a set price of €68 as of 2013 and includes a glass of Fauchon brut champagne, a starter, main course, dessert, beverage that includes water and a bottle of wine for two, followed by coffee to finish. For this you have a choice of starters like crab meat and creamy avocado, pink grapefruit and mango vinaigrette followed by a main course that is either fish or meat, although there is also a vegetarian option available and followed by one of their tempting desserts.
The Fauchon Lunch Counter is a nother part to the Fauchon service and is located in the cellar table d’hote style, or in other words sitting side by side and there is a weekly rotational menu available with daily hot dishes served by the chefs on site, that is available from 11am through to 5pm.
Access to Fauchon cafe in Paris
This cafe in Paris serving gourmet French cuisine is open from 8am through to midnight for a continuous service throughout this time, however, the lunch menu is only available between the hours of midday and 4pm and the dinner menus are available from 7pm through to last orders at 10.45pm, so whatever you decide this is a great place to relax and enjoy the cuisine with its world renowned reputation.
You will find Fauchon located on the Place de la Madeleine within the 8th Arrondissement of Paris close to the Pinacotheque de Paris museums and the Madeleine church, and although reservations are not necessary, if you are going to be arriving as a group, then this is advisable.
And the nearest Metro station to this contemporary styled gourmet cafe in Paris is the Madeline stop via line 8, 12 or 14, or alternatively the bus numbers 24, 42, 52, 84 and 94 will also get you close by.