LE JULES VERNE
A DIFFERENT WAY TO EXPERIENCE THE TOUR EIFFEL
If you have been to Paris before or wanted to dine somewhere special, Le Jules Verne restaurant at the iconic Tour Eiffel is a culinary delight to experience. As a guest you are greeted at Pilier Sud to take a private elevator that quickly ascends 125 metres to the second floor. There are no queues and you escape the crowds also wanting to view this beautiful city from above. We were seated on carbon fibre armchairs on the side of the restaurant that had a fabulous view of the river Seine and basilica Sacré Coeur. It was also not hard to notice the stunning signature Structure plate as the dining’s centrepiece.
The cuisine was Modern French and guests can opt for lunch or dinner as well as a choice of an à la carte or dégustation menu. The service was attentive and extremely refined as one would expect dining in Paris. Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux also dined at the restaurant a month before we did. One of the highlights was the alternate dessert (gluten free), Sélection de quatre FROMAGES de France where we sampled the local cheeses and perfectly paired accompaniments. After our lunchtime degustation experience and as the lunch service was drawing to a close, we toured the other side of the restaurant for a different panorama of the city which had a view towards Champ de Mars. Just before we descended the tower all guests were given a gift of freshly baked Madeleines (a French classic petite sponge cake) to take home and savour the moment.
IN SUMMARY | What you need to know….
– MENU – Lunch – Menu dégustation option
– VIEW – Window table with a fabulous view of the river Seine and basilica Sacré Coeur
– LOCATION – Second floor – Tour Eiffel (Eiffel Tower)
– OTHER – You can purchase the signature Structure plate
– PRICE TAG – Luxe
– LOVED – No queues to ascend the tower, the Menu dégustation and private views of Paris
All photos by Mel McLeod ©