I Love Paris — Paris, France
Airport eateries are typically marked by somewhat bland food and soulless interiors, but chef Guy Martin - best known for the majestic Parisian restaurant Le Grand Véfour - has given a new twist to these once staid establishments. Located in the colossal Charles de Gaulle airport, Martin’s latest project is a stylish haven thanks to designer India Mahdavi, who worked her magic on the 70-seat restaurant, champagne bar and bistro with subtle references to Paris that include stylish black and white photographs of the city’s icons by Brigitte Mestrot. Plush velvet and leather furnishings in hues of peacock blues, turquoise and lime greens, are offset with rich brass details, parquet flooring and high concrete arches, which lead to the bar where cane barstools take centre stage underneath a dramatic brass chandelier. Though the menu comprises an update of Martin’s classics such as blanquette de veau and baba au rhum, he has also included some modern additions from mango capriccio to veggie burgers.