At Saks Fifth Avenue
The fashion world’s favorite see-and-be-seen Parisian hotspot, L’Avenue, is now officially open at Saks Fifth Avenue in New York City, just in time for New York Fashion Week. For years there have been whispers about the crown jewel of the Costes family’s hospitality empire opening stateside, much to no avail, despite the group’s loyal, local New York fan base. What finally ‘wooed’ the French maestros of food and beverage? Prime real estate in Saks’s newly renovated Fifth Avenue flagship, of course.
Covering almost 16,000 square feet of the department store’s eighth and ninth floors, the Philippe Starck-designed eatery and cocktail lounge – modeled on an Alpine lodge and aptly titled ‘Le Chalet’ – bring hints of classic European culture to New York City. With quintessential L’Avenue menu offerings characterized by an unfussy mix of Asian and French cuisine – the king crab salad and Vietnamese-style spring rolls are a person favorite – this Parisian dining establishment is sure to be a staple amongst the New York Fashion Week crowed and anyone looking for a taste of the action.