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Trendy Meets Traditional at This Restaurant and Cocktail Bar

A trendy new restaurant has been open in the 1st arrondissement of Paris since this summer, offering a unique place to discover modern cuisine and cocktails. This establishment is called Bliss, and it combines the inventiveness of a cocktail bar with the coziness of a French bistro.

Occupying a 500-square-meter area on the Rue Coquillère, Bliss even benefits from a lovely terrace allowing diners to enjoy the sights on the streets of the City of Light. Despite this classic French element, there is plenty about the restaurant that is young and modern. From a pizzeria where patrons can get an authentic, Italian-style pie to the cocktail menu with dozens of one-of-a-kind drinks, Bliss caters to a range of customers.

Often, the items on the menu reveal a lighthearted side that is irresistible. Take, for example, the Max the Monkey cocktail, which features Monkey 47 gin, homemade rosemary syrup, marjoram syrup, lemon juice and a drop of absinth. This herby, earthy concoction may just make you go bananas.

What's more, the restaurant also hosts live musical performances and DJ sets. With generous opening times that go from 9 a.m. until 2 a.m., even night owls will find their niche at Bliss.

For those seeking a more traditional experience, the dinner menu has French classics like frog legs, foie gras, cheese plates and escargot. This is combined with more modern fare like burgers, shrimp kebabs, and fish and chips. During lunch, smaller plates like salads, pastas and, of course, selections from the pizzeria are available for midday diners. For dessert, fans of French delicacies will not be disappointed as tarts, rich cremes, sorbets and fluffy pudding all make their way to the menu.

With such a wide variety of dishes, guests staying at the Hôtel Union can stop by Bliss and be sure to find something to nibble on during their stay in Paris.

8 rue Coquillière 75001 Paris
+33 (0)1 40 28 99 99

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