Are you germanopratin?
Germanopratin is the mix of germanum and pratum, name of the inhabitants of Saint Germain des Prés, a blend of artists, bohémien bourgeois, tourists and party crashers. These are exactly the kind of neighbors you will be seated next to at Le Germain, one of the many Costes brothers fooding establishments in Paris.
Fooding is to food what « nouvelle vague » is to the movies. A mix of food and feeling that the Costes created 30 years ago with their very first place in Les Halles called Café Costes and designed by Philippe Stark. They now own an empire with bars, restaurants and hotels across Paris. Let’s name some of my favourites: Geroges, on the last floor of the Pompidou center and its panoramic views, the super elegant Avenue in the Golden triangle, shabby chic Etienne Marcel where the fashion world gathers during fashion week and of course the super glamourous Costes Hotel, favourite hangout of the stars visiting Paris. Each of these places has a strong visual identity with a different design from the top deigners of the moment. Le germain is no exception and its design by India Madhavi offers a fancy flashy but cosy atmosphere along with some of the now famous specialties of Costes retaurants such as mashed potatoes, ravioles with truffle and one of the best mille feuilles in town prepared for you at the last minute. You can also taste the best Fish and Chips in Paris, only English contribution to the world of cuisine that we had to make ours! Some will consider it overrated and overpriced; the Costed offer in all their restaurants a very efficient service and a constant quality of the food based on a strict selection of the produces. Fooding at its best!
What to eat: any thing coming with mashed potatoes!
25 rue de Buci 75006 Paris