Paris Fashion Week kicks off from September 23 to October 1, and those looking for safe harbour between runways will find a retreat at the Hôtel de Crillon’s Yacht Club pop-up on the Place de la Concorde, where they can enjoy a Negroni – in the year that marks the centenary of the cocktail – within a nautical-themed space by multidisciplinary artist Alexandre Benjamin Navet.
Set within the hotel’s Cour Gabriel terrace, the pop-up evokes la dolce vita in a colour palette evocative of the Adriatic Sea, where a large-scale art installation of a boat adds to the air of coastal chic. The hotel has created an Italian cocktail menu, which includes Prosecco Riccadonna (€24); a classic Campari tonic (€21); the Milano Torino à la française (€27); and Cap sur le Speyside (€27) – a blend of Campari bitters, Mancino Chinato and Glen Grant 12 Year Old with a hint of coffee.
Those requiring sustenance between runways will find an à la carte menu offering house-made pasta with ricotta (€24); focaccia fresh from the oven (€17); and grilled octopus with lemon, basil and chickpeas (€29). For dessert try the coppetta di gelato (€12).