The Grand Mazarin A five-star Capital and Cardinal
«Places imagined as private houses, designed with sincerity for a clientele of epicureans, aesthetes, sensitive to the attentions and the work of customization of our teams but followers of a simple luxury», says Leslie Kouhana, She runs these establishments like no other, with her sister Kimberley Cohen and her father Patrick Pariente, well known in the fashion world for having founded Naf Naf. «We work a lot on the service codes at Maison Pariente, in anticipation, ultra personalization, and the search for absolute detail», she adds.
For its first Parisian installation, it is not surprising that the family group has set its sights on the historic Marais, and on a beautiful building of the nineteenth century to reveal in this autumn a 5 stars «joyful, cheerful, eclectic in the image of the district. The challenge of this Parisian opening is to join the codes of the district with a singular offer, while maintaining the signature of Maisons Pariente, namely a warm and relaxed luxury.”
Martin Brudnizki, British design star and unconditional lover of Paris, was entrusted with interior design, set to music by Entreprises du Patrimoine Vivant, to translate both the spirit of Paris, the neighborhood, and the DNA of Maisons Pariente. “We wanted to get out of bourgeois Parisian codes, marble, brass, to go on a warmer decor, which twists classic and reassuring elements rooted in French culture – such as tapestries, moldings, the floors – and others very original and even daring, which come to upset the standards, finding the right tone, a form of timelessness,” says Leslie Kouhana.
The colours are shimmering, reassuring, the materials sensual and caressing, while art, on all floors, comes to patinate the whole in a well-inspired mix of contemporary works, objects and antique furniture, as if the place had been inhabited for several generations. Each piece was the subject of a meticulous quest by curator Amélie du Chalard, founder of the Amélie Maison d’art gallery, in symbiosis with the two sisters. “Art is extremely present in the Maisons Pariente, everything that contributes to give life and soul to the place, like the memories that we bring back and accumulate over time. with both beautiful pieces, some antique, others contemporary, which combine together create an emotion.
We also wanted to shed light on artists, such as Sophia Pega, who decorated the patio and the ground floor with dreamlike and fantastic decorations, and Jacques Merle who realized a fresco under the vault capping the pool, whose colorful reflections shimmer on the water.” Le Grand Mazarin is also a table, Boubalé (little darling in Yiddish), the nerve center of the place, orchestrated by the famous Israeli chef Assaf Granit, including the restaurant Shabour, one of his four Parisian addresses, Everything here recalls the Ashkenazi influences of the Marais which welcomed the immigration of Eastern Europe, but also imposes itself as a protean district, festive, that the chef celebrates and sublime by brightening the dishes of his childhood with Mediterranean tones. «Assaf Granit makes this cuisine still unknown an authentic experience, a spatio-temporal journey in a high gastronomy colorful, greedy, cheerful, bold, with global influences», approves Leslie Kouhana. A place that should seduce guests and Parisians, just like the Cabaret, animated by the transformist Uriel, which has all the latitude to make it a mecca of Parisian nights.