At a charmingly elegant restaurant, bar and lounge called the Mini Palais, visitors to Paris can taste some of the best vin chaud in the city. To the uninitiated, vin chaud is the French version of mulled wine. Full of spices and orange flavor, vin chaud is synonymous with the holiday season. And From December 1, 2013 until January 31, 2014 the unique restaurant and bar Mini Palais will be serving up its very own rendition of the classic winter drink.
The never-before-seen recipe was created by Eric Frechon, a Michelin Star chef who has worked in some of the most prestigious kitchens in the City of Light. His talent for combining flavors and creating taste experiences has now been utilized to concoct a vin chaud that would impress even the most sophisticated of Parisians. With ingredients including cinnamon, clove, orange zest, ginger and nutmeg, this vin chaud has all the ingredients of a traditional French mulled wine, with the addition of some special elements that make it a world-class affair.
Those who want to have a truly extraordinary outing can also sample some of the restaurant’s savory fois gras brioche or sweet chocolate brioche — both of which are homemade. In fact, guests staying at the Hôtel de la Tour Maubourg may even want to stay for dinner and experience the entire menu of the Mini Palais.
The Mini Palais is open every day from 10 a.m. until 2 a.m. and dinner is even served until midnight, making it the perfect spot to spend the night sipping wine and nibbling on French delicacies. Since Eric Frechon is also the head of the Mini Palais kitchen, the restaurant’s offerings will not disappoint with its array of contemporary French dishes.