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L’Oiseau Blanc Paris – 2 Michelin Star Restaurant at The Peninsula Paris

L’Oiseau Blanc Paris is a two Michelin star restaurant on the rooftop of the Peninsula Hotel Paris. This lovely French restaurant with a view of the Eiffel Tower was also our favourite Paris restaurant during our recent trip to the French capital city.

Two Michelin Star Restaurant Near Arc de Triomphe

L’Oiseau Blanc is a contemporary French fine dining restaurant on the rooftop level of The Peninsula Paris, a luxury hotel near the Arc de Triomphe (a short 5-minute stroll away). Which makes this an alternative to Le Taillevent as a fancy restaurant to have lunch after a visit to the Arc de Triomphe or the Champs Élysées.

Rooftop Restaurant at The Peninsula Paris With Eiffel Tower View

L’Oiseau Blanc means “The White Bird” in English. The restaurant pays tribute to two French pioneers of aviation, who in 1927 were the first pilots to attempt a Trans-Atlantic non-stop crossing in a bi-plane with that name. More information on that adventure, the plane and the brave pilots, Messrs Nungesser and Coli can be found in Wikipedia.


The two most memorable things we saw as we entered the restaurant were the replica of the aircraft and the impressively clear view of the Eiffel Tower. This is certainly a good place to have lunch or dinner with a view of the famous Paris landmark. At lunch time on a sunny day, the restaurant was bathed in bright sunlight. Most of the diners enjoyed the bright sunshine. We asked for our blinds to be lowered after the initial photo taking was over.

L’Oiseau Blanc Paris Menu

Here are pictures of the L’Oiseau Blanc Paris menu and a page from the restaurant wine list. The price for a lunch in this two Michelin Star restaurant in Paris starts from 95 euros. Which sounds like a good deal considering that the prices are net and this is dining in The Peninsula Paris, one of the best hotels in town. This more affordable menu was our choice for lunch. There is also an a la carte menu and a more expensive “Travel Book in 6 Jouneys” menu that costs 325 euros per person.

Our choice of wine for lunch was a bottle of white wine from the Loire Valley – 2022 Domaine du Bouchot ‘Terres Blanches’ Pouilly-Fumé (120 euros).

Bread and Snacks

    

Lunch started with a few bite sized snacks and some delicious bread. The sourdough was one of the best we have tasted, with a crisp (but not hard) surface and chewy interior.

Appetisers

A small amuse bouche starter was served before the appetisers. With only two choices available for each of the courses, we chose one each of every course and tasted the entire L’Oiseau Blanc Paris lunch menu.

Our appetisers of the day were fermented radish carpaccio (picture above) and white asparagus (picture below). Both the appetisers looked and tasted great.

Lunch at L’Oiseau Blanc Paris : Main Courses

Main courses available for the day were Perche poultry (picture above) and Arctic char (picture below). Both the fish and French chicken were clean and fresh tasting. Made better by the surrounding condiments that made their flavours complex and interesting.

Desserts

Sometimes the creativity of the kitchen starts to wane after the main courses, especially when it comes to the lower priced menu options. We were glad to see that at L’Oiseau Blanc Paris, their momentum of their talents continued to the very end of the meal. The beautiful plating of the preceding dishes continued into the dessert course.

Our desserts were given the names of Lemon Floral and Iodised Kiwi. I would be happy to eat these light and refreshing desserts any day.

When they noted that there was a special occasion a cute statue made of dark chocolate was presented to us. Together with the petite fours, this was another round of desserts, making our visit even sweeter. Service at this restaurant was friendly and efficient.

    

Ratings:
Food: 5
Service: 5
Value: 5
Atmosphere: 5
Overall Rating: 5

L’Oiseau Blanc Paris
The Peninsula Paris Rooftop
19 Av. des Portugais, 75116 Paris, France

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