Big news! The ultimate left bank food store, the Grande Epicerie, has opened a branch on the right bank, on rue de Passy, in the 16th arrondissement. The first-ever outpost of the celebrated high-end supermarket on rue de Sèvres has taken over the former Franck&Fils department store – a 2,800 sq.m. four-floor space where you can now choose from more than thirty thousand different products, including six thousand in the international delicatessen store.
La Grande Épicerie is also teeming with fresh produce available in its butchery and fishmonger departments, and from the cured meats counter heaving with patanegra, air-cured Jambon Noir de Bigorre and Bellota-Bellota, along with a wide selection of cheeses matured on-site, a bakery and pastry counter, plus a wine cellar. The store has a selection of 150 different types of water, 200 beers from around the world, 100 whiskies, 100 kinds of potato chips, 150 oils and 350 types of preserves and stewed fruit marmalades! The third-floor restaurant run by Mexican chef Beatriz Gonzalez, Le Rive Droite, serves breakfast and lunch and, three evenings a week, dinner.