Located in the 7th arrondissement between Boulevard Raspail, Rue de Grenelle, and Rue du Bac, this brand new, beautiful (beau) open air passage was created by the Emerige Group; it has just revealed a “tailored offering of its artisans to bring wonder into our daily routines.” Daily routines such as… Shopping for your groceries at restaurants owned by world-famous and Michelin-starred chefs!
First things first: there is no French meal without bread. La Boulangerie (the bakery) at Beaupassage is the second one opened in Paris by chef Thierry Marx – bread made the old-fashioned way with organic flours, only the best for the best, of course!
I’d then recommend getting your pâtés and saucissons for l’apéritif as well as the meat for your main dish at La Boucherie-Restaurant d’Alexandre Polmard.
You may also want to make a quick stop at chef Olivier Bellin’s Mersea, for deliciously catered seafood and other gourmet goodies.
Don’t forget you’ll need wine too. The place to go is L’Allénothèque owned by chef Yannick Alléno and his spouse Laurence. Their open-plan casual chic restaurant is also a wine cellar with 700 references from France and beyond. And if you have a few extra minutes to enjoy the place, walk up to the second floor to admire the artwork exhibited at Galerie Scène Ouverte.
At the end of the meal, perfect hosts will serve their guests a beautiful cheese tray. Where to go? Right next door to Beaupassage, rue de Grenelle, is La Fromagerie Barthélémy – the cheese temple of Paris. Nicole Barthélémy knows her business well and her prestigious clients include the Palais de l’Elysée (home of the French presidents).
You are almost done! Shop for dessert at Le Salon de Gourmandises, which is also Pierre Hermé‘s very first Parisian café. Are you tempted by his famous macaroons or his scrumptious and delicate pastries? Get both! And why not grab a croissant to eat on the go as well?
If all this shopping made you a bit tired, take a break at %ARABICA and sit down for a few minutes to relax and enjoy a unique cup of coffee by Junichi Yamaguchi (the world champion of Latte Art).
Now I highly suggest a final stop before you go home. You probably won’t have time to cook a healthy lunch so please choose one (or two) of chef Anne Sophie Pic’s verrines at Daily Pic. Think of an elegant mason jar filled with delicious fresh food, ready to eat… Yum!
Perhaps you’ll be back at Beaupassage tomorrow morning to burn the calories from your rich dinner at Champion Spirit Rive Gauche – the very chic gym by Thai boxing world-champion Abdoulaye Fadiga… Or you’ll just walk through the passage again to take a closer look at the greenery, the artwork, and the architecture. One thing is for sure: you will be back.
Beaupassage • 53-57, rue de Grenelle • 75007 Paris
Open every day from 7 am to 11 pm (Note that each restaurant/shop has its own opening hours.)
Website (starting Sept. 6): www.beaupassage.fr