AIR OF THE COUNTRYSIDE
DID YOU KNOW ?
When the weather's warm, the Brach Kitchen Garden is open to visitors, and a fresh country feel takes hold of Paris’s 16th arrondissement.
From the 7th floor, there’s a 360° view over the rooftops of Paris, with the Eiffel Tower standing tall. Take a break from the hustle and bustle of Paris at any time of day as you watch the city below. It’s a pleasant breath of fresh air surrounded by herbs, strawberries, and tomato plants. Meet Suzie, Bérénice, and Églantine, the fine hens who are happy year-round residents of this urban garden.
Minuty is a refreshing addition to this bucolic Parisian experience: you can choose your packed wicker picnic basket that includes a bottle of Minuty Rose et Or 2018, the prestigious vintage of Château Minuty, and savor it while relaxing on the cushions in the garden. Enjoy this taste of the countryside... in Paris.
FROM 6:30 PM TO MIDNIGHT, NO RESERVATIONS.
STARTING AT 65 EUROS FOR A BASKET FOR 2*
WITH A CHOICE OF: TRADITIONAL, VEGGIE, OR GOURMET FARE / 1 BOTTLE OF CHÂTEAU MINUTY ROSE ET OR 2018
Seasonal fruits and vegetables
Strawberries are an herbaceous plant and their fruit is one of the highest in vitamin C. In summer, strawberries can replace citrus fruits as a way to recharge your batteries. Strawberries are low in calories and, like all berries, they are packed with antioxidants. You can enjoy them without limitations.
Peaches can be enjoyed raw, cooked, in sweet or savory dishes, flambéed, frozen, or thawed. They can also be served as a side dish, cooked with wine, olive oil, basil, or mint to accompany duck or guinea fowl. Peaches are also great for dessert, or in compotes and preserves. They contain many vitamins and antioxidants. This sweet, refreshing fruit is the ultimate summer fruit!
Melons arrive when the days grow longer, generously populating market stands and filling our plates with their sweet flavors. Tasty, round melons are not actually fruits, but members of the gourd family! They can be served like a vegetable in savory dishes. They have many advantages in that they are packed with vitamins and minerals and contain lots of water but very few calories. Melons are a simple way to finish a meal but can also be served as a light, fresh appetizer.
Eggplants are in fact fruits and are members of the nightshade family. Eggplants are in season during the summer months of June, July, and August. Their high water content (92%!) makes them a remarkably rich source of magnesium, zinc, and other minerals. They also contain high amounts of potassium and fiber.
In France, cultivated mushrooms are called champignons de Paris due to their origins, and they are mainly grown in the Loire Valley. They are great to have on hand for everyday cooking. They provide high amounts of nutrients, protein, and vitamins, making them a healthy, vitamin-rich food. Good to know: the most flavorful mushrooms are those whose caps are open.