Paris Venue Spotlight: A First Family-Approved Restaurant

The Obamas spent a fun-filled weekend in Paris, complete with visits to the Notre Dame and the Louvre, shopping, and, of course, fine dining. On Friday, First Lady Michelle Obama, her mother, and daughters Sasha and Malia went to the acclaimed Jules Verne restaurant for an evening welcome reception hosted by Paris Mayor Bertrand Delanoe. Though your Paris events may not get such a presidential welcome, you can still make them first-class by hosting an event at this popular Parisian establishment.

Located on the second floor of the Eiffel Tower, Le Jules Verne affords stunning views of the city skyline and boasts a contemporary interior dominated by a glass wall that encircles the kitchen at the center of the restaurant. Headed by acclaimed chef Alain Ducasse, Le Jules Verne's menu features updated versions of French classics. Past selections have included the Brittany lobster casserole with Cardinal sauce and the pan-seared beef tournedos and fresh duck foie gras with Perigueux sauce.

Just like its cuisine, the wine selection at the restaurant represents pride in its country. Its selection of 430 wines is 100 percent France.

Though Le Jules Verne does not have private dining rooms, it can accommodate groups of eight to 24 guests with seating and set menus.
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