I had the pleasure of visiting this famous Parisian luxury hotel once again during my trip to the French capital last summer! This time, I didn't spend the night there (since I already had in 2019—check out my blog post about it!), but I did head to the Café Antonia for a gourmet afternoon!
A luxury hotel with a well-established reputation, the Bristol Paris features an absolutely sublime period style! The Café Antonia (whose name pays homage to Marie-Antoinette) can be found within this high-class environment, and is a favorite meeting place for tourists and Parisians alike.
From a design perspective, the walls decorated with superb frescos as well as the imposing chandeliers transform this place into a luxurious cocoon. Guests have the chance to feel like royalty while enjoying chef Eric Fréchon's cuisine at lunch and dinner as well as pastry chef Pascal Hainigue's sweet creations in the afternoon (edit 2023: Japanese pastry chef Yu Tanaka has since taken up the reins!).
As far as pastries are concerned, the Bristol's sweets are undeniably among the best in all of Paris! I indulged in an out-of-this-world baba cake soaked in aged rum with a light vanilla cream—a delight for the tastebuds! Other must-try pastries include the Nyangbo chocolate tart as well as the millefeuille with bourbon vanilla and salted caramel. I enjoyed my delicious dessert with a freshly squeezed pineapple juice. Pure bliss!
About Florence Consul
Editor of Experiences Luxe since 2015, I love discovering new exclusive and authentic experiences all over the world. I left my home country (France) 6 years ago to become a global citizen, traveling 365 days out of the year. I am a foodie person and I make a point of tasting local specialities.