Paris , France
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Right when you walk in you walk through this really cool Corredor (see the video) and then at the end of that hall you see this courtyard to your right. The courtyard is a square in the middle of the actual hotel and surrounding the courtyard is lots of the rooms windows looking down.
Once in we were nicely greeted by hostess. She asked we wanted to have drinks or dinner. I actually was OK with just having a drink there cause I knew it was a costly place, but Anthony quickly replied with “dinner” so there we had it …we had dinner and drinks.
I admit I wasn’t feeling like I wasn’t looking my best after walking around the Christian Dior exhibition for two hours. I know that might not sound so bad but the exhibition was so hot and my hair got a bit sweaty as well as my make-up ran off my face too. But the hostess was so nice she didn’t even look phased by my “half-look” gong on. She was nothing like what you would expect from such a well known “hot” restaurant and hotel. She was so welcoming.
Because it was such a nice night many people were in courtyard. The Hostess mentioned that if we smoke we must be in the courtyard and that was a tip also , if we did not want to be around smoke we she chose otherwise. There are a lot of people who smoke in Paris, still. I opted for the middle option, not inside but not truly outside, which was a table bordering the courtyard (halfway and halfway out). This way were looking right at the courtyard feeling as if we were outside but we are technically inside of the window area. I felt as if I was in a garden like atmosphere. See from the pictures, that there was a lot of glass above us with greenery growing, which is a unique glasshouse-like architecture.
As for the rooms of the restaurant: they’re very dark with interiors in a deep romantic and sexy red colors. All the sofas and chairs were all in this beautiful red and the linens on the tables are all white. Each table had a single candle light that definitely added to the romantic and chic mood of the place.
We skipped the appetizer and went straight for our meals. I ordered the dish called “le tigre,” based off of our waiter’s suggestion, as he said it was his favorite and the most popular dish. Le Tigre” is a flank steak with Thai or Vietnamese sauce on the side. It was a bit large and it came only wth the steak, but that’s actually perfect for me. Anthony had the salmon with vegetables. The vegetables that it came with where string beans in olive oil and decadent whipped mashed potatoes. The mashed potatoes were super fluffy, airy and delicious. The salmon was baked not grilled, it was simple and cooked perfectly.
Tip: We did notice a bunch of people ordering fries and they looked amazing! Order them :).
In addition to food we also ordered a bottle of “Whispering Angel” Rose wine. I was hesitant to order this Rose because I can easily get it in the US and I wanted to try a French Rose. However, after tasting the to the one called “pedal of rose,” the other Rose option, I realized “The Whispering Angel” was actually a much tastier choice. We also skipped dessert and opted for a dry martini cocktail that tasted like it had a hint of cucumber in it. The Martini was in a really really heavy crystal glass that was so pretty (and looked liked a baccarat crystal stemware). Don’t worry, even thought the cocktails are about 20Euro they do not skimp on alcohol in their cocktails .
Many of the people were dressed so stylish! There are a huge mix of people who come here. There were 20 somethings and 60 something, and for sure they were all stylish. It was so much fun to see everybody’s hair style, glasses, clothing and more. Its definelty a cool place to people watch. I’ll also mention that it is not only the patrons but also the hostesses and staff that were so stylish too. The waiters that we’re mostly all men whom wore uniforms: bowtie, white button shirt and Texudo or similar black pants. But the woman were in their own attire. My favorite hostess was a beautiful woman in a tuxedo dress. Ahhh! I love a tuxedo dresses, it’s one of my favorite things that I still have yet to find for myself.
I actually bought the original Hotel Costes CD. It was the very first one ever made. About 11 or 12 years ago is when I found out about their CDs and purchased two of them from Fred Segal in Los Angeles / West Hollywood. I know what your thinking… who purchase CDs these days?! LOL! But it was out of nostalgia that I did buy it. I had loved my two Hotel Costes CD’s that I have back home, even before I even knew where Hotel Costes was. The music on the CD is a mix of songs that have a cool European lounge music feel. Hotel Costes has a DJ make their CD’s for them. I love this music to play in the background while I do things around my home or even better; when I would have people come over my home for drinks. It’s perfect background music.
I also purchased their signature candle. If you know me you know I love candles perfumes scents. I especially love signature candles of hotels. (My favorite is the Ritz Carlton hotel candle). Not only did I purchased the Hotel Costes’ signature candle but I also purchased the candle brass base/coaster and the cloche that goes with it. It wasn’t cheap but I have been looking for one for a while now. These are the types a souvenir that I like to take home with me. So now every time I have my candle and it’s holder and cloche … I can put in my new CD on and think about where I purchased it- Hotel Costes Paris France.
Hotel Costes: https://hotelcostes.com