AIR OF THE COUNTRYSIDE

TASTE OF COUNTRYSIDE

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

Spinach

Although it’s a light vegetable, spinach still contains a treasure trove of benefits due to its high mineral and vitamin content.

Fun fact: the benefits of spinach vary according to how it is prepared. It’s high in vitamin C when eaten raw, but B vitamins are released when it’s cooked.

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.

Kiwis

A helpful counterpoint to the starches and fatty foods eaten in winter, kiwis are chock-full of vitamins that strengthen the immune system. Eaten either with savory or sweet foods, cut up or in a sauce, in a smoothie or iced, kiwis are a fresh addition to cozy winter meals.

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.

Leeks

Their delicate flavor is a subtle addition to winter soups and salads. High in fiber, vitamins C and B9, and antioxidants, leeks can also be enjoyed steamed or sautéed.

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