Team building events are essential if you want to improve team relations because it is all about the most important asset of your business. There are thousands of different Paris restaurants and cafes and these will range from the small a bistro to haute cuisine, but the quality of food will be a delight to all, no matter how big or small your budget is.
Choosing a restaurant in Paris can give you a real headache, as there
are so many different types of cuisine to choose from, and you will be
really spoilt for choice deciding where to eat.
But there is something to suit everyones palate, so why not try
something a little different, like Japanese food in France, or you could
opt for numerous other International varieties of cuisine from Mexican,
American, Turkish, Italian, Brazilian like the very popular Brasil
Tropical that also has a cabaret show, Spanish, Indian, and many more to
excite your taste buds!
The finest way of eating in Paris is at a Haute Cuisine restaurant,
but you need a good bank balance, as this type of meal has elaborate
preparations and presentations of the delicacies in small portions and
can be found at some of the best hotels and plush restaurants.
However, most Paris restaurants have a ‘Menu du Jour’ and this
normally means the most reasonably priced meals or set meals, with the
food prepared from what is available locally and always changing through
the seasons, it is the freshest produce available.
The French loves their sauces and there are many different sorts, and
some are regarded as specialities at certain restaurants where they
will accompany most food, so if you get a chance, consider trying some
Having breakfast out is more than likely to be at a Patisserie or
cafe in Paris where you can get croissants, bread, numerous varieties of
cheese and cold meats, plus pastries that are usually accompanied by a
cup of strong black coffee, but if you prefer white coffee, then ask for
café au lait, so that you get milk with it.
Whilst experiencing this fabulous city, you will come across numerous
cafes and bistros in Paris that have indoor and outdoor dining, but if
you decide to eat on the terrace, there is often an additional charge
added to your bill.
Most of the shops in France close for at least two hours of a lunch
time, which is when most of the French have their main meal, but there
are now lots of restaurants providing a Brunch type service, so it is
great time to re-fuel before continuing your sightseeing.
If you need to have a snack in the afternoon prior to an evening
meal, where most restaurants only start serving from 7.30pm onwards, you
would need to go to a Brasserie as they are usually open all day and
serve the same food, whatever the time.
Having a glass of wine with your meal is like a French tradition and
is almost expected in most places, but bear in mind that a table wine in
France is not normally a cheap and hopefully cheerful option, like it
is in the UK, and you can often purchase more reasonably priced wines
from the menu, yet there are also always vintage wines available, so if
you know what you like then go for it, ad we are sure that you will
experience quality, whatever your wine choice.
But thinking about this, normally wine is paired with your meal, so
when dining at a plush restaurant it is customary to order a different
wine to accompany each different dish served, so as to truly enjoy the
cuisine and not take away from any of the exquisite tastes.
There are so many different options for a Paris restaurant and a
couple of these even have museums such as the Musee du Vin. Here you
learn about wine making, its history and different wines, plus do some
wine tasting, then you can even enjoy a fabulous meal with the wine and
come away feeling a little more knowledgeable.
But if you are still not sure about where to go for your next evening
eating out in Paris, then it may be an idea to pick up Le Carnet
Gourmand, which is a free guide to restaurants in Paris that are
registered with the Tourism office and has a list of around 200 with the
type of cuisine, average costs, and other information such as access
for the disabled. To obtain a copy you would need to go to the Office
de Tourisme, but this restaurant guide can also be found in numerous
Paris hotels and at the restaurants that are listed.
Yet there is one last point we would like to make and that is the fact that Parisians tend to dress up for an evening meal and many restaurants require a jacket or even dinner attire, so we would recommend that you check what the dress code is when booking, or you may be refused entry!