The restaurants recommended in this blog have all been visited by me and my wife and often with friends. We have visited them at least once. I only recommend restaurants that have a quality that, in my opinion, makes them worth a visit.
Some are world class restaurants, some are very simple, but the food is always worth the price and the chefs have prepared it with pride and love of good food.
The food is essential for being mentioned here. Minor problems when it comes to service and other things are mentioned but does not disqualify them from being recommended.
We have also eaten in some restaurants in the area that do not leave any memories worth writing about.
Finally we have been to very few bad restaurants and have been badly serviced in a few.
These three categories are marked differently in List of Restaurants.
marks our special restaurants. On the map they are found by the red marks and in the search term list under coup de ceur

Sunday, May 5, 2013

MACÉO

MACÈO - 15 rue des Petits Champs, 75001 Paris

This restaurant is connected with many memories for us. We went there the first time when we married in Paris 1991. In those days the restaurant’s name was Mercure Galante and was awarded one star in Guide Michelin. 

The restaurant is magnificent as it should be situated within the complex of Palais Royale. The decoration is genuinely from the turn of the century’s style – overwhelming. The food was absolutely fantastic and the service relaxed and pleasant.

The second time we went there was to treat my very good friend and college from Michigan and his wife. For them it was like a travel to a very obscure culture, used as they were to lunch as something you had on the run. We were eating for four hours and had three sets of waiters who did everything for making us feel good. I don’t think our American friend ever will forget the food, nor the setting and the culture of eating in France.

The third time we went there the restaurant had changed name into Macéo and lost the star – or rather given it up - and changed style. They were now a gourmet restaurant specialized on having gourmet vegetarian as well as normal food. This was perfect as we this time treated an English friend and colleague from Hong Kong with wife and daughter. The women were vegetarian and they were extremely happy with the quality of what they were eating.

The latest time we visited Macéo was on our own. We had their Menu Guide Rouge which was something else. A good thing was that the restaurant served high quality wines by the glass which is perfect for us as a couple. 

If you can read Swedish you can get a more complete picture of this latest trip to Paris and Macéo on my other blog.

WEB: http://www.maceorestaurant.com/maceo_paris_welcome.html#.UYavzMqTyjg
LATEST VISIT: 2009
NUMBER OF VISITS: 4 

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