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Stylish Scandi Sanctuary

March 23, 2017
Flora Danica
Serene neutrals, tactile wood and grainy marble, flowing foliage and plant-adorned prints… Less-is-more Scandi style meets a great Gallic destination at Flora Danica, the elegant and warm new Danish brasserie wowing Paris.

Set inside the revamped 1935-built La Maison du Danemark on Champs-Elysées, this chic yet informal eatery is headed by French talent Guillaume Leray with a menu of healthy, contempo Danish dishes with a French twist. Swing by for a laidback Nordic lunch or dinner in the inviting, spacious room, quaff a cocktail at the sleek central marble bar, or escape to the tranquil courtyard. Naturally, fishy dishes star, including herring on smørrebrød (open sandwiches), oysters, caviar, and smoked salmon with potatoes. Gourmets on the go can pick up takeaway treats from La Butik.
Stunning light, natural interiors care of Copenhagen duo GamFratesi reflect Denmark's renowned design aesthetic with understated soft green and grey colours, comfy banquettes, potted trees, a wall of delicate botanical drawings, mirrored ceilings and zigzag flooring. Contemporary pieces from Danish brands, including exclusive Gubi designs and Louis Poulsen lighting, blend with vintage mid-century furniture. Covetable ceramic tableware and pretty plating seal the deal.

Above the ground-floor brasserie is a second, formal fine-dining experience on the first floor, Copenhague, helmed by young Danish chef Andreas Møller. Darker interiors combine blacks and navy blues, a sophisticated marriage of modern Danish and refined French. Two’s company…

Flora Danica / 142 ave Champs-Elysées, 8th / +33 1 44 13 86 26 / lunch & dinner daily / floradanica.fr

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