Unique dining environment at Phantom restaurant
The Phantom Opera Garnier Restaurant in Paris, designed by French architect Odile Decq, is a place to enjoy a good meal in the company of friends, surrounded by an interesting interior design blending remarkably old and new.
A curvaceous mezzanine level steals the attention once you enter through the columns of Opera Garnier’s east facade. Red and white are the predominant colors, creating an interesting contrasting effect with the fabulous Neo-Baroque interiors of the building. The architects working on this project had to overcome one main challenge: the architecture was to be left untouched and all the modifications had to be reversible. With a budget of $6 million, the architects managed to construct a contemporary interior that seems to be levitating without interfering with the structure of the Opera. The curvaceous mezzanine can accommodate 90 guests and offer them a unique dining experience in the presence of fantastic old architecture blended with contemporary shapes and colors and modern interior design.
The chef is Christophe Aribert of Grenoble’s 2-star Michelin ‘Les Terrasses’. The Phantom offers French dishes with locally sourced products. Indeed, there is an herb and honey garden on the rooftop!
All photos by: Roland Halbe www.rolandhalbe.de