Step inside the restaurant at the Grand Hôtel Amour (Paris’s super chic ‘love hotel’) and you’ll find all the trappings of a hot spot – neon lights, tattooed waiters dressed in black, arty photos, and a small garden filled with French couples (and some on-trend Americans) sitting down to dinner. It’s all a bit too cool for school, but that doesn’t stop us wanting to spend as much time there as possible. They serve breakfast, lunch (€18) and a weekend brunch (€20), as well as the à la carte menu, so you don’t have to go all out. On the menu are fresh dishes like pork ribs served with salad, a perfect veal escalope, gnocchi, and little chocolate madeleines to team with a glass of wine from the short but carefully selected list.
TRANSLATION: MARIA THOMAS