Just like New Yorkers avoid Times Square at all costs, we Parisians tend to stay clear of the Champs-Elysées and its throngs of tourists. But this may change thanks to some good news from the Danes. Cultural institute La Maison du Danemark, where you can discover all things Danish, recently got a makeover from Copenhagen-based design studio GamFratesi and is home to two new restaurants. On the ground floor, Flora Danica is a bright Danish brasserie with warm natural tones, while its elegant and gourmet counterpart, Copenhague, located on the first floor, is draped in darker hues. Guess we'll just have to try them both to pick our favorite.


The Maison du Danemark welcomes two new restaurants where Nordic cuisine is the star.
Promising Danish chef Andreas Møller conceived both menus.
142 Av. des Champs-Élysées, 75008 Paris
Flora Danica, daily, noon-2:30 p.m. & 7-11 p.m. Copenhague, Mon.-Fri., noon-2 p.m. & 7-10:15 p.m.