A Pop-Up Restaurant Aboard the Orient Express
As part of the "Once Upon a Time on the Orient Express" exhibition organized in hommage to the emblematic train by the SNCF at the Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris, Michelin-starred chef Yannick Alléno will breathe new life into the dishes once served to passengers.
The "Restaurant Éphémère Orient Express," inaugurated in one of the historic train cars installed in the Institut's courtyard, will bring guests back to the glory days of the legendary train route that crossed Europe from Paris to the exotic East.
Featured dishes from the time period such as consommé and fatted chicken make appearances on a menu filled with gastronomic delights.
The restaurants décor plays no less of a role in taking "passengers" on a journey back in time, and the chef has called on some of the biggest names in luxury to ensure an authentic touch: Maison Mauviel, creator of fine dining utensils for over 800 years; Porthaut, to re-create the tablecloths of that era; and Baron de Rothschild for champagnes.
The restaurant will be open from April 4 - August 31, 2014. Seating is available by online reservation only.
Tuesday-Saturday, with seatings at 7:30pm and 9:00pm.
Admission fees and rates
Seating available only by reservation