Restaurant Review: Café de l’Homme, Paris in France
The Parisians may not think much of the Eiffel Tower, but for visitors to the city of lights, a trip isn’t complete without an obligatory 15 minutes of neck-bending ogling at the impressive nineteenth-century structure.
Taking lunch at Café de l’Homme is a far more fashionable, and comfortable, way to view the tower. Located in the Homme Museum in Trocadéro, the restaurant has stunning views of the Eiffel Tower, particularly from the outdoor terrace – perfect for a late afternoon glass of wine.
The restaurant is beautifully designed. The decoration is a mix of Orientalism and Art Deco – two styles with a long history in Parisian design. The carpets’ architecturally inspired pattern complement the angular chairs and mirrors giving the space an art deco appearance, while the latticed panels, together with the choice of a white and green colour scheme give the restaurant an oriental feel. Large mirrored walls and glass doors opening onto the terrace give the relatively small restaurant the illusion of extra space.
The food lives up to the restaurant’s setting. The menu offers a mix of classic French fare and popular contemporary dishes from all over the world. Start with tuna tataki or petit gris de Touraine (snails) and follow it with homemade beef tartare, beef rib on the bone or Meunière-style turbot. All the food was delicious, so no matter what you order you won’t be disappointed. Complete your meal with one of their sweet desserts or cheeses – you are in Paris after all…
Address: 17 Place du Trocadéro et du 11 Novembre, 75016 Paris, France