France’s diverse food culture will be on display during Tous au Restaurant, an event that celebrates restaurants and all those who contribute to making excellent food. The hallmark feature of the event is the buy one, get one free deal “Votre invité est notre invité” (Your Guest is Our Guest). More than 1,200 restaurants will participate in the offer, including 208 restaurants in Paris. For 15 days, you can get the special deal on restaurants ranging from Michelin-star favorites to trendy bistros featuring up-and-coming young chefs.
How Does it Work?
Restaurant reservations opened on Monday, September 12th on the Tous au Restaurant website. A second round of reservations will open on September, 16th. To make your reservation, simply choose the type of restaurant, the price range and the region that interest you. But act fast. Restaurant reservations fill up quickly due to the event’s increasing popularity since its creation in 2010. In 2015 alone, 575,000 people made restaurant reservations in one of 1,000 participating restaurants.
What to Expect
So what kind of restaurants can you choose from? Tous au Restaurant has a selection for all budgets. Several restaurants offer meals for less than 25€ per person. On the other end of the scale, the “Tables d’exception” category features some of Paris’ most well-known restaurants. There are offerings from the Restaurant Guy Savoy in the 6th arrondissement, the Jules Verne on the second floor of the Eiffel Tower and two from Michelin-star chef Alain Ducasse (Le Meurice and Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée). Meals at some of these restaurants can cost up to 390€.
Whatever their original price, all of the restaurants featured are offering the same great deal: two full meals (including a starter, main course and dessert) for the price of one. Guests can also choose the“Fromage de France” menu to discover different types of French cheese. Restaurants throughout the country will participate in the event from September 19th to October 2nd.
Click here to see the complete list of participating restaurants and to make your reservation.