Penati al Baretto, is a five-minute walk from the Arc de Triomphe in the elegant 8me arrondissement of Paris but the City of Light is left outside as you step into an undeniably Italian ambience at once light, airy and sophisticated.
Alberico Penati has returned to Paris having been in charge of the kitchens of London’s most prestigious private clubs Harry’s Bar, Annabels and Aspinall’s for many years.
Founded on his insistence of highest quality ingredients, sourced from all regions of Italy, Mr Penati presents a seasonal menu where luxury and humble ingredients and all those in-between are treated with the same respect and raised to a level of high gastronomy. Years of dedication to his craft are evident in the skill of taking traditional classic Italian dishes and bringing them right up to date, with the extraordinary talent which has led to international acclaim from his peers.
With a superb wine list to complement his dishes, Penati al Baretto, adjacent to the charming Hotel de Vigny, is the exciting newcomer to the Paris scene – be one of the first to be ‘in-the-know.’
The Champs Elysees avenue during the winter season is magic. Until February, the avenue shines with fairy lights. To complete the experience, visitors should stop at the giant ferris wheel in the place de la Concorde . For the festive season, this traditional attraction, twinkling with lights, will take you up above the rooftops of Paris to enjoy a breathtaking view of the city. The wheel provides a view upon the Champs Elysees, the Louvre, the Tuileries Garden.