With a sensational renovation inspired by the hotel’s illustrious history, festive pop-up L’Épicerie des Ateliers du Bristol is back as the perfect purveyor of culinary craft, from the most essential ingredients to the most extravagant delights.
Initially introduced as a pop-up for the 2020 festive season, L’Épicerie des Ateliers du Bristol has experienced such a positive reception from travellers and Parisians alike that Le Bristol Paris is officially making the boutique a permanent feature of the hotel. Finally being reintroduced to the public in December, the newly renovated Épicerie affirms its identity as a refined ‘cabinet of gourmet curiosities’ where the passion, talent and expertise found within the hotel’s ateliers are on brilliant display for all to see and savour. The luminous decor creates a visual dialogue between past and present using soft-toned oak wood from floor to ceiling, contrasted by contemporary marble countertops and silver service platters drawn from the hotel’s archive — some of which date back to the hotel’s opening in 1925.
From basic necessities to the most refined seasonal delicacies, L’Épicerie des Ateliers du Bristol has set out to become a glamorous go-to for all-day items. Breakfast pastries such as the hotel’s famous croissants and pains-au-chocolat will be on offer daily, alongside the one-of-a-kind ‘living bread’ crafted from heritage wheat milled fresh each day in the hotel basement. A collection of handmade jams, from the standard flavours of apricot or strawberry to bitter orange and Corsican clementine, offer a unique way to enhance one’s bakery items. To enliven lunch or as a delicate appetizer before dinner, Executive Chef Eric Frechon proposes a hand-picked smoked salmon by the slice or the silkiest pâté en croûte imaginable, among other savoury pleasures, to be paired with a bottle of wine chosen by the hotel’s Sommeliers.
On the sweet side, an extensive array of homemade chocolates by Johan Giacchetti compete with the pastry team’s flan for two, canelés and éclairs for the best treat to enjoy with freshly brewed hot chocolate. The festive season opening will present holiday favourites such as gingerbread, stollen and this year’s highly-anticipated Bûche de Noël, available exclusively from 20 until 26 December 2022.
Whether it’s for a personal afternoon pick-me-up, a cook-at-home date or hosting family for a special occasion, L’Épicerie des Ateliers du Bristol offers a taste of Le Bristol’s exceptional culinary tradition, open for discovery seven days a week in the heart of Paris.
Le Bristol Paris
114 Rue du Faubourg St Honoré
75008 Paris, France
T: (+33) 153434374