007 Restaurant: Fouquet’s

007 Restaurant: Fouquet’s

October 10, 2014 0 By 007 Travelers


Location: Paris, France
Address: 99 Avenue des Champs-Élysées
Bond book appearance: From a View to a Kill
Visited by 007 Travelers: 2013

This traditional restaurant, inextricably linked to film and cinema, has embodied the spirit of the French “high class brasserie” since 1899. On the corner of avenue George V and the Champs-Elysées in the 8th district, it is THE place to be in Paris and for more than a century has been a popular meeting place for people from the world of cinéma, arts and culture. Great classical traditional cuisine French dishes, created by the Chef Jean-Yves Leuranguer, a ‘Meilleur Ouvrier de France’ prizewinner, have given this legendary restaurant its first-class reputation.

“James Bond had his first drink of the evening at Fouquet’s. It was not a solid drink. One cannot drink seriously in French cafés. Out of doors on a pavement in the sun is no place for vodka or whisky or gin. A fine à l’eau is fairly serious, but it intoxicates without tasting very good. A quart de champagne or champagne à l’orange is all right before luncheon, but in the evening one quart leads to another quart and a bottle of indifferent champagne is a bad foundation for the night. Pernod is possible, but it should be drunk in company, and anyway Bond had never liked the stuff because its liquorice taste reminded him of his childhood. No, in cafés you have to drink the least offensive of the musical comedy drinks that go with them, and Bond always had the same thing – an Americano – Bitter Campari, Cinzano, a large slice of lemon peel and soda. For the soda he always stipulated Perrier, for his opinion expensive soda water was the cheapest way to improve a poor drink.”

Ian Fleming: “From a View to a Kill”

Sean Connery plate is in front of Fouquet’s

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