WINTER WONDERLAND: Anyone seeking a bit of fun escapism during Paris Fashion Week should head to the Hôtel Plaza Athénée. From today to March 10, it will operate an ephemeral restaurant, Les Bancs d’Hiver (or “Winter Benches” in English), located on an ice rink in the hotel’s center. After being greeted with a glass of mulled wine, guests will then be carefully led across the ice to their tables by hosts dressed in moon boots and puffer jackets by Jean-Charles de Castelbajac for Rossignol. On the menu, which costs 120 euros, or $160.85 at current exchange, will be chestnut soup, raclette, roasted pears with a traditional cake from France’s Savoie region and white wine. The restaurant will be open starting 8 p.m. daily.
February 28, 2012