Graveur Stern is one of the most famous stationery suppliers in Paris. Operating out of the same untouched boutique in the Passage des Panoramas since 1834, the brand recently moved to new quarters on the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré. The old space in the Passage has been turned into a charming café.
“The project was as crazy as it was exciting: transform the former Stern engravings boutique, the jewel of the Passage des Panoramas, into the capital’s most insane café. Revive the splendor of the Boulevards during Tortoni’s century… And it was a success! Who can we hold responsible? David Lanher, the new tycoon of Parisian restaurants (Racines, Vivant, Paradis…), Massimiliano Alajmo, the star Italian chef (Le Calandre in Padua, Caffè Quadri in Venice) and Philippe Starck, the ambiance creator you can’t do without. In this jewel box composed of small dining rooms with somber contoured woodwork, drawers and codorvan leather on the walls, Starck has created… classic Starck, within the flexibility allowed by the spot’s ranking as a historic monument: a stuffed and bejeweled wolf and lynx, a winged white rabbit hidden behind a fireplace, cushioned benches, communal tables, a miniature Murano chandelier encased in a bubble… ” . . . from David Lanher, Le Fooding Guide’s 2015 Man of the Hour. www.CaffeStern.fr
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