After 18 months of renewal and refurbishment, the all-new Grande Epicerie is ready to become the unmissable landmark for food aficionados from Paris, France and all around the world.
Today, the ground floor of La Grande Epicerie de Paris brings together a new typically French Marketplace, the Place du Marché surrounded by it's bakery, Cold Meats/Rotisserie, Butcher's, Cheese Shop/Dairy, Fishmonger's, Pastry and Chocolate Shop.The first floor boasts the 'Table de la Grande Épicerie' restaurant led by Master Chef Jean-Jacques Massé.
The restaurant is suspended between the Marketplace on the ground floor and the future Home and Interiors department on the first floor.Before entering the restaurant via the suspended walkways and tasting succulent seasonal dishes and French cuisine at it's very best, visitors can glimpse the hustle and bustle of the kitchens.
Everywhere, movements are repeated a thousand times, always with the same diligence; the first baguettes are baked in the early hours of the morning and for more time during the day, delicatessen dishes from the 4 corners of the globe are composed on a daily basis, entire collections of macaroons are prepared each day.The La Grande Epicerie de Paris' laboratories are now coming out of the shadows into the light.
In the Rue de Sèvres and Rue du Bac, passers-by can stop and admire their sharply honed skills: the chocolate-maker moulding personalized bars, the confectioner putting the finishing touches to his creations, the baker loading his ovens with over 60 different types of bread.
*Photo: Courtesy of La Grande Epicerie de Paris