Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré Throws English-Style Street Party

Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré Throws English-Style Street Party
It’s officially summer time in Paris and the rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré celebrates with an English style street party. The prestigious Comité du Faubourg Saint-Honoré presents “Summer Time 2015” as the fab street, and all its luxury boutiques, are decorated with a London vibe to mark their twinning with London’s Bond Street. The theme is “Swinging London”, the Union Jack is hoisted and exceptionally, the Faubourg, the artery of Parisian extreme luxury, will be closed to traffic, allowing passers-by to stroll, shop, window-gaze or go green, testing their skills on the temporary golf course running for two kilometers, the holes hidden in some of the street’s boutiques! The Bristol Hotel’s ephemeral terrace is located at the angle of Avenue Matignon and rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore. And, if you always dreamed of a meal at Le Bristol’s Epicure restaurant cooked by 3-star Michelin chef Eric Frechon, tonight’s your chance, and you won’t have to mortgage the château ! The chef has created the “Bristol Burger by Frechon” which he is cooking on the terrace. Not beef, but a triple-layer sesame bun stuffed with plump gambas, drizzled with ketchup, spices, ginger, coriander, to eat on the terrace or take away. And chef pâtissier Laurent Jeanin will be serving “Le Summer Scoop”– the very English style traditional custard cream biscuit dessert, for one night only! First come, first served. A “Made in London” DJ will strut his 100% made-in-London playlist on a red double-decker bus and some participating brands include: Burberry, Cartier, Chanel, Dior, Christian Louboutin, Hogan, John Galliano, La Perla, Lancôme, Moncler, Jimmy Choo, and Prada. See you there ! Le Bristol. Thursday, June 11, 2015 from 6:30- 9:30 pm. 112 rue Faubourg St. Honoré, 8th. Metro: Miromesnil. Tel: +33 (0)1 53 43 43 00. Le Bristol Burger by Eric Frechon 15€. Le Summer Scoop 5€    

Lead photo credit : Street party/ Comité du Faubourg Saint-Honoré

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Born in Hampton, Middlesex, UK, Margaret Kemp is a lifestyle journalist, based between London, Paris and the world. Intensive cookery courses at The Cordon Bleu, London, a wedding gift from a very astute ex-husband, gave her the base that would take her travelling (leaving the astute one behind) in search of rare food and wine experiences, such as the vineyards of Thailand, 'gator hunting in South Florida, learning to make eye-watering spicy food in Kerala;pasta making in a tiny Tuscany trattoria. She has contributed to The Guardian, The Financial Times Weekend and FT. How To Spend, The Spectator, Condé Nast Traveller, Food & Travel, and Luxos Magazine. She also advises as consultant to luxury hotels and restaurants. Over the years, Kemp has amassed a faithful following on BonjourParis. If she were a dish she'd be Alain Passard's Millefeuille “Caprice d'Enfant”, as a painting: Manet’s Dejeuner sur l’herbe !