If you’re planning to visit the City of Lights you must enjoy a sweeping panoramic view of Paris while you dine at Ciel de Paris Restaurant, at 200 metres (it is actually the highest restaurant in the whole Europe), located on the 56th floor of the Montparnasse Tower in Paris. The Montparnasse Tower in Paris has always been a popular tourist destination because of its spectacular views of the well known landmarks of the city. Now however, after the redesigning and total refurbishment of the 56th floor by well known French designer Noe Duchaufour Lawrance, the Ciel de Paris restaurant is in direct competition with the views from its expansive bay window.
Looking somewhat retro yet futuristic, the end result is almost timeless. The finishes are simple and neutral with pops of goldenrod showing through in lighting and textiles, and it goes without saying that the views of the Eiffel Tower are spectacular. The concept of ‘an amber bubble of light’ is apparent from the discrete soft golden lighting of this modern stylish restaurant. The black ceiling mirrors reflect the lights of the space, the central bar has concealed lighting at its base.
The interior designer is also responsible for the bespoke furnishings and has continued the amber tones in his comfortable leather dining chairs. The soft grey background of the walls and floor coverings create a serene background and allow an uninterrupted play of lights on the gleaming surfaces. Far from being simply a tourist spot, the Ciel de Paris now ranks as a worthy destination for the most discriminating Parisian clientele.
Chef Jean-François Oyon and his team concoct mouth-watering dishes such as “Chair de Tourteau aux Perles du Japon en Ravigote, sur une Mousseline d’Oursins”, “Raviole Ouverte de Langoustines dans une Emulsion au Parfum d’Orange”, “Pavé de Foie de Veau aux Câpres et Raifort Confit, Pomme Ratte Ecrasée au Beurre Demi-Sel” and, to follow, “Fruits de la Passion Gorgés de Riz au Lait, Mikado Croquant”. The Ciel de Paris is a treat for the eyes as well as the palate.Boca do Lobo Blog Photo Credits @ Tempsmachine