Paris is packed with beautiful, historic cafés and bistros where every chair is home to amazing stories and intrigue. Unfortunately, those places are hardly the epitome of cool (as in, not where evenings turn into dance-on-the-tabletop nights), non? Think again. Lapérouse, one of Paris’s oldest dining establishments, has just reopened with the crew behind the iconic nightclub Le Baron at its helm.
Opened in 1766, Lapérouse catered to everyone who was anyone for centuries. Intimate salons privés, or private rooms, gave it a steamy reputation as the ideal spot for illicit mid-day rendezvous. 250 years later, La Clique has decided to bring the steaminess back in the form of late-night parties. By day, Lapérouse is the fine dining establishment it has always been: lobster and truffles are on the menu, as is a soufflé that has been a favorite for a century. By night, however, the restaurant transforms into the ultimate Left Bank-chic meets Right Bank-cool establishment. Heavy drapes replace industrial concrete, and it’s time to ditch those boring mojitos for the much more exciting house cocktail…absinthe.
Where else can late night DJ sets blend in with 18th-century class? It’s time travel just the way we like it.