New and Innovative 24/7 Dining Concept Provides a Contemporary Twist on French Classics
Set to illuminate the spark in the City of Light, W Paris – Opera launches Coquette, a brand new restaurant designed to provide international jetsetters and local Parisians alike with a fun take on French cuisine.
Influenced by Paris’ 24/7 energy and cosmopolitan dining scene, the menu which has been designed by Executive Chef Julien Gasperi, takes the finest local flavours and remixes them with a unique urban edge and a large serving of humour. Twisting the expected and making the unexpected appetising, signature dishes include the ‘Lobster Hangover’ – delicious fresh lobster marinated in whiskey, and ‘Beef in the Mist’, prime beef filet served in thyme-infused smoke. Coquette also caters for all types of dietary requirements, from vegan to lactose, dairy- and gluten-free and is set to tantalise the taste buds of all diners.
To complement the whimsical menu, the restaurant’s sleek, new interior design juxtaposes classic décor with a bright contemporary feel. Large communal tables provide the perfect venue for groups of friends, while the smaller, more intimate seating provides a private option suited for couples. The large curved bar is embellished with a fresco by French street-artist Honet. Tapping into creativity and curiosity to produce his works, this unique fresco pays homage to Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon – a French naturalist, biologist and philosopher – and portrays an amusing analogy on the behaviours of humans and animals!
In the lounge area, Parisian design collective Andrea Crews has taken inspiration from the famous Matisse painting, ‘The Dance’, to produce a unique piece of art that evokes celebration and happiness. The result is a modern-day ‘joie de vivre’, drawn by several hands and overlaid with stencilling.
Christophe Mercier, General Manager, W Paris – Opera comments, “Coquette is set to shakeup the culinary scene in the Opéra district with its bold and witty take on French cuisine. The restaurant’s modern design and eclectic atmosphere provides an exciting new venue for international visitors and local trendsetters to sip, dine and mingle.”
Set inside an historic 1870s Haussman-era heritage building near Opéra Garnier, W Paris – Opera opened to great acclaim in 2012. The hotel’s unique lifestyle programming within a cutting-edge design environment has brought a new and distinctive experience to the Parisian hotel scene. The addition of Coquette provides a buzzing new element to the hotel’s signature lifestyle programming.
Serving breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner, Coquette is open seven days a week, 24 hours a day. A reduced menu is available after 11pm.