A Sign Of The Times: Cafe Alaïa Opens In Paris

A Sign Of The Times: Cafe Alaïa Opens In Paris

A Sign Of The Times: Cafe Alaïa Opens In Paris

Much like the nature of Azzedine Alaïa, Cafe Alaïa embraces guests with themes of warmth and elegance.

Much like the nature of Azzedine Alaïa, Cafe Alaïa embraces guests with themes of warmth and elegance.

Text: Maddie Street

Located in the heart of the 8th arrondissement at 5 rue de Marignan, at The Alaïa boutique, a camouflaged and charming Parisian dining spot welcomes guests with its reenvisioned cafe and terrace. Referred to as Cafe Alaïa, the reinstated dining hub pays homage to the iconic oeuvre and Tunisian couturier Azzedine Alaïa. Known to many as an “instinctive creative” and visionary whose discipline tethered the worlds of high fashion and celebrity.

Hosting famous dinners in his own kitchen, Azzedine Alaïa had a unique talent for embracing everyone from all walks of life and creating a space for them. This kitchen at the historic Rue de Moussy location remains a mythical place at Alaïa. Apart from his warm and inviting disposition, Alaïa excelled in his intangible ability to create a space - through his craftsmanship - where women felt “free” and empowered while wearing his designs.

Accentuating on a theme of warmth and elegance, Cafe Alaïa emerges with a delightful authenticity and quality - fusing the simple pleasures of Parisian life with the delicacy of French cuisine. In the shade of the great vertical garden, you can taste the delicacies of Alaïa’s unique recipes that draw inspiration from the cuisines of Portugal, Spain, and Italy, while enjoying the tranquil private terrace. Centering on prime ingredients while still stipulating alluring new flavor profiles for the most complex of Parisian pallets.

This space is a culmination between Alaïa and Da Rosa delicatessen, whose expertise provides for the freshest ingredients, introducing signature dishes that lead visitors on a culinary journey around the Mediterranean basin. Focusing on the emergence of sweet and savory, the menu faithfully promotes traditional British specialties, along with a selection of pastries reflective of the fruits of the season. Open from Tuesday to Saturday, noon till 7 pm, Café Alaïa is the ideal spot to enjoy a moment of respite or a gathering with friends. So for lunch or an apéritif, tea-time, or just a simple coffee — make sure to visit this uniquely Parisian spot.

Credits: Courtesy of Alaïa

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