For a first-class trip to Roaring Twenties Paris, head to SoPi! Here you’ll find Hôtel Rochechouart flaunting its Art Deco luster – especially in its magnificent restaurant designed by Festen (alabaster suspension lamps, tawny banquettes, white tablecloths, real silverware, a retro soundtrack…). And to match the décor, the nostalgic menu reunites great brasserie classics. For us, the night we went: the obligatory poached bone marrow served with a toasted country loaf and wholegrain mustard; crispy yet tender roasted pork belly with a red kuri squash purée and pearl onions – or scandalous pan-fried chicken oysters with chanterelles and creamy rice; before a comforting crepe cake topped with vanilla crème anglaise or chocolate mousse. It’s worth noting that it’s also possible to get a good roast chicken for the weekend at lunchtime. // N.B.
FEELING THIRSTY? Wine for all tastes: a Languedoc white from Les Sept Vaillants (€7 a glass), a Mercurey white from the Domaine Faiveley (€46 a bottle), a Côtes-du-Jura red from Jean-François Ganevat (€90)… And a dozen cocktails, including the Marguerite made with Citadella gin, a rosemary essence liqueur, verjus, orange blossom and a lavender-honey infusion (€13).
PRICE: À la carte €34-58.