Gourmands who visit Paris looking for Michelin-starred experiences would eventually find their way to Le Bristol Paris, situated within the illustrious Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré. Home to three-starred Epicure and one-starred 114 Faubourg, the hotel currently holds the record of having the most Michelin stars under one roof in the city.
Part of its success can be attributed to culinary legend Éric Fréchon, who bears the prestigious titles of Meilleur Ouvrier de France (Best Craftsman of France) and Légion d’Honneur. Since the executive chef joined the team in 1999, the renowned fine dining restaurant Epicure (which already held one star) has earned and retained the highest Michelin distinction since 2009. When French brasserie 114 Faubourg opened in 2013, it also achieved one Michelin star which it has kept until today.
Fréchon admitted to T.Dining in an e-mail interview that it’s no easy feat, especially in a city peppered with award-winning restaurants. “But the secret is to not take anything for granted,” he lets on.
That’s why he and his talented culinary team (who handles all the dining concepts in the hotel) are always in the creation process—whether it’s crafting new dishes, improving signatures or making slight tweaks to the service. “We always bear in mind that nothing is permanent,” he notes.