(Photo Credit: Lisa Richov for PAUL USA)
When I stepped foot into the PAUL bakery in Assembly Row for the first time and wrote a blog post about the fine establishment, I had no idea that months later I would be invited to attend the Red Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with many respectable figures such as Philippe Sanchez (CEO of PAUL USA), Fabien Fieschi (French Consul) as well as officials from the City of Boston and State of Massachusetts. Rubbing elbows with that many important people is a little daunting, but also extremely motivating at the same time.
As you walked up the red carpet to take a picture with an old school buggy with “PAUL” etched across the side, a sagely old man effortlessly played the accordion for attendees and passersby on Washington St in Downtown Crossing.
Entering the restaurant you can’t help but look around at the gorgeous mid-century chandeliers hanging from the ceilings. Your eyes immediately begin bouncing from wall to wall and floor to ceiling as it is captivated by the homey and inviting French decor.
The exciting thing about the new Paul in Downtown crossing is that it is a full operating restaurant with a deliciously curated menu. Traditional items such as Beouf au Jus (braised short beef rib) and Pavé de Saumon (roasted salmon with lobster sauce) will be served for entree options as well as sweet macarons and éclair chocolat for dessert to round out your meal.
This new building from this old-family owned restaurant is open today! (5/11/15)
So, if you are in the mood to take a quick step into France for some quality French fare, then head down to PAUL downtown crossing (1 Boston Place) for an incredible experience you will not forget.
(My interview with the CEO, Philippe Sanchez, will be on the blog soon, so stay tuned!)
Question of the day: Will you be making a visit to the new PAUL in downtown crossing?
Tweet me a picture of what you order and hashtag: #SweetscenexPaul