AIR OF THE COUNTRYSIDE

AIR OF THE COUNTRYSIDE

The rooftop. The air of the countryside takes over Paris' 16th arrondissement. The roof of Brach hotel is transformed into urban garden with its hen house. A 360° view of the Paris skyline with emphasis on the Eiffel Tower. Aromatic herbs, fruits and vegetables are grown and cared for. And, regardless of what time it is, we indulge in Paris' splendour.

DID YOU KNOW ?

Brach’s rooftop is home to a kitchen garden that is full of surprises: berries, vegetables and herbs, a Norwegian bath and panoramic views over Paris as well as… a chicken coop with 3 laying hens: Églantine, a dark grey Coucou de Rennes, Suzie, a Harco with black plumage and Bérénice, a magnificent ash grey.

Seasonal fruits and vegetables

Garlic

While it may scare away vampires, garlic certainly shouldn’t be hidden away or omitted from your diet! Considered an herb, it has excellent anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, anti-cholesterol, and antioxidant properties. These are all good reasons to use it to add flavor to dishes.

Asparagus

Asparagus has been grown since ancient times. There are several varieties: whites green, and red (or purple). Made up of 92% water, asparagus is the dieter’s friend. High in fiber, it contributes to proper intestinal functioning. It’s also a good source of vitamins.

Lemon

Lemons can be enjoyed in tarts and sauces. Sometimes the zest is used, or the entire lemon can be preserved as lemon confit. However they’re prepared, lemons are perfect in ethnic or Western cuisine. Full of vitamin C, the lemon’s invigorating taste subtly brightens up savory or sweet recipes.

Parsnips

This vegetable from the carrot family originated in the Mediterranean basin and has been eaten for centuries.  Raw or cooked, in soups or puréed, the parsnip, with its subtly sweet flavor, is high in fiber, antioxidants, magnesium, and potassium.

Pears

Fragrant and tender, pears contain 85% water, which makes them a refreshing fruit. They are also loaded with vitamins and minerals and are a light and welcome addition to everything from appetizers to desserts. The sweet-and-savory combination works perfectly in a salad with goat cheese, cucumber, and nuts, or in flaky pastry triangles with Roquefort cheese and onions.

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