An exquisite French-inspired culinary experience, situated in a uniquely-built palace in the heart of Waterkloof. You don’t have to travel all the way to Paris to eat escargot and foie gras – you can have a night in France right here!
The royal blue and gold sign outside of the restaurant had us all excited and we were awe-struck by the building’s immaculate mid-Century architecture. With its raw concrete walls and brick ceilings, it has an incredible charm to it. Karl Jooste who finished building this house in 1967, was friends with French architect, Le Corbusier. He visited France regularly, hence the notable French influences.
The ambience can only be described as intimate and incredibly romantic. We were seated outside and had a beautiful view of the garden, complete with waterfall and all. It was quite serene. Our table was elegantly set with white linen napery, quaint silverware and candles in candelabra. The service was tremendous as the waiters and hostess were present to cater to our every need without bombarding our romantic evening with superfluous chatter. Classical French music played in the background and when we closed our eyes we could imagine dining under the Eiffel Tower.
French Chef, Didier is passionate about constantly creating refined and timeless French dishes, combined with a flair of local produce to provide the ultimate French dining experience in the heart of Pretoria. His aim is to bring the grandeur of Paris to your plate and he does it oh so well!
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We delighted in the 5-course degustation menu with wine pairings and were constantly amazed by the beautiful plating and perfect portions. We started off with cheesy French onion soup and a crispy seeded roll, then we indulged in burgundy escargots with mushrooms and bacon and potato croquettes, a quick grapefruit sorbet to give our palates a cleanse before we had the most delectable sea bass with a potato pancake, asparagus, mussels and saffron aioli sauce. What a mouthful! But wait, there’s more… Then followed a cheese plate with unique nut bread made from egg whites and no flour. The meal was elegantly ended off with a deliciously baked french croissant: Red fruit macarons with mulled wine syrup, champagne jelly, chantilly cream, raspberry sorbet and fresh berries! Paired with carefully selected wines, this was an unforgettable culinary experience!
Brasserie de Paris is the perfect spot for an anniversary, proposal, birthday or just to celebrate life. The whimsical ambience entices you and the cuisine is out of this world (no, wait, it’s French)! Bon appétit!
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Brasserie de Paris offers a three-course Sunday lunch with wine pairings. It is a fine-dining experience and bookings need to be made in advance. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for all upcoming events!
Contact: 012 460 3583