Explore the secrets and recipes of La Fontaine de Mars, one of the oldest bistros in Paris, and one of the most renowned
Welcome to the lively atmosphere of La Fontaine de Mars, a Parisian bistro founded in 1908, nestled in the heart of the French capital. As soon as guests pass through the heavy red curtain, they are captivated by the spirit of a place that has lovingly preserved the traces of its past. Checkered tablecloths, vintage objects, earthenware tiles, and delicious dishes in generous portions await. Here, you can discover glorious recipes, such as Cassoulet, Porcini Mushroom Pâté., and Strawberry-Pistachio Sabayon, and see the colorful history of La Fontaine de Mars unfold before your eyes. Neighborhood regulars, savvy tourists, celebrities (including Robert De Niro, who contributes a foreword, and Mick Jagger), American expatriates, and figures from the world of fashion all frequent this legendary address.
Cécile Maslakian is the author of several books and has worked with many luxury brands, including Gucci, Fendi, Nina Ricci, and Bollinger champagne. Delphine Constantini is a food and lifestyle photographer whose work has appeared in more than 50 cookbooks.