Thursday, December 29, 2011

Le Grand Colbert


I took this photo last December not knowing that Marie, our concierge (J), and I would enjoy a dinner here in April.  We sat adjacent to Alan Alda, his wife, and another couple, but left them to dine in peace. 
However, I was humming the theme from Mash off and on.

Don't you think that this would be a great place to ring in the new year?

Allons-y!

Le Grand Colbert
2, rue Vivienne
75002 Paris

21 comments:

French Girl in Seattle said...

It would be a lovely place indeed, Genie. I'd prefer seating next to Diane Keaton, Keanu Reeves, and Jack Nickolson myself -- no offense to Monsieur Alda. I was there last in December 2010 with Le Husband, and I recognize the Christmas decorations. We could have bumped into each other! That would have been fun. Veronique (French Girl in Seattle) PS: Your Giveaway prize was mailed today at long last. I hope you enjoy it!

Palomasea said...

Oh no!!! Now I'm humming it! ;)
Sounds like a cool evening...and I love that frosty sparkle decor.
Bises,
- Irina

Shell Sherree said...

I love that theme! And this would be a perfect spot to see in NYE - I will content myself with looking at your photo of it instead, dear Genie.

This is Belgium said...

Great photo and great company.. please also tell us about what they serve.. so we can think about it for our next Parisian visit !! I see the menu on your picture but can not read :-(

Joe said...

The room swayed when Dimitri tipped the waiter and made his way to the door of the Le Grand Colbert. Nothing serious, just a little too much champagne to ring in the New Year. As he heard the latch engage behind him he raised his fur to cold. "Mon Dieu" the doorway seemed framed with white sticks. "No champagne next year", he muttered trudging into the night.

Malyss said...

Yes, that's where Keaton, Reeves and Nicholson made their movie together ("Tout peut arriver "is the french title).I love Diane Keaton!

brattcat said...

oh, yes. it's so welcoming and enchanting.

Birdman said...

For sure! Get me a table. You got 'pull'?

helen tilston said...

Me too

Please save some chairs for me at your table. Enchanting!

Helen xx

Virginia said...

Love the windows!. You'll be very close this trip!
V

Starman said...

I'll bet that if a place in the US decorated like this, there would have been a lawsuit by now.

Sylvia K said...

I love it! What a delightful looking place. I'm ready to see the new year in right there! Lovely capture for the day as always, Genie! Hope you have a beautiful and very Happy New Year!

Sylvia

martinealison said...

Je ne connais pas particulièrement le lieu, mais sans doute très agréable à fréquenter...
Gros bisous

Jack said...

It certainly has an unusual decorating style. I always loved Mash with Alda and his playmates. When I run into celebrities, I usually ignore them, too. It must be a pain for perfect strangers to come up to the table and interrupt dinner. But, occasionally I encounter celebrities who look like they want someone to talk with. I once ran into a famous basketball coach and spent a couple of enjoyable hours talking about basketball and life.

Erika said...

Je pense que oui.. Je te souhaite une Nouvelle Année riche en Santé, Amour, Félicité et Bonheur-
Je t'embrasse.
Erika

Carrie'sCreations said...

So beautiful and very cool that you dined next to Alan Alda. I respect him, seems to be one of the only marriages in Hollywood that has made it through the storm.

M said...

We said Au revoir to Paris there and I would love to say Bonjour to the New Year from that same delightful location! Love the very unique Christmas decorations ... it is a charming photo and the place seems to glow with warmth from within.

Kris said...

What a very lovely photo. You know, I guess as we age we lose the desire to barge in on celebrities as they dine and prefer to leave them to dine in peace. I would have done the same thing you did.

Genie,

I hope your Christmas was filled with peace, joy and wonder and that 2012 brings to you and your family much success, good fortune, health, happiness and most importantly love.

Kris

Dee said...

What an awesome blog... and what amazing pictures. Paris is on my bucket list. Maybe we'll run into each other because I'm making my husband take me, one day.

Harriet said...

After seeing the movie, I HAD to dine there and mon mari was agreable. At that time, they were happy to show off their book of photos made during the filming of the movie.

Love seeing how they decorate for Christmas. I was there during the month of April...2007?.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Anni, I do not remember the selections that evening, but I will not forget the Profiteroles au Chocolat Chaud (miam-miam)! You can click on the link and read the menu in English/French.

Joe, you've met Dimitri? Oh la la! He does love the Champagne!

To all who mentioned Allen Alda, he does seem to be genuine and as noted is still married after many years. Paris holds its allure for stars and common folk alike.

Dee, keep it on your bucket list. Dream about it, and then go. You will not be disappointed.

To all, I will save a place for each of you and we will make our own party!

Bises,
Genie