Emporio Armani Caffè — Paris, France
Re-opening its doors after nearly nine months under the knife, the newly nipped and tucked flagship Emporio Armani store and Caffè is now suitably attired to accompany its suave neighbours in Paris’ swanky St Germain neighbourhood.
Mr. Armani himself and his team of architects have unfurled a handsome free-flowing space in elegant greige hues with the ground floor café and the first floor restaurant emitting a sensual mood with plush pewter metallic leather-clad walls, finished off with an inlaid mirror strip.
Herringbone timber flooring, leather chairs and tastefully dressed tables, make it the perfect spot to sample two Michelin-starred chef Massimo Tringali’s menu, which features tasty treats such as a creamy porcini mushroom risotto with Piedmont hazelnuts; a fresh carpaccio of sea bass with sliced artichokes or the lamb chops glazed with peach jus and served with rosemary potatoes.
Finish off with the house made tiramisu and a caffè doppio, that will provide the necessary fuel to return to the serious business of shopping.