Last Sunday a couple of friends and I went to say ‘Bonjour’ to our friend, the oh so very french, Claire de Lune who has recently opened the very fabulous Le Salon at the lower end of Oxford Street in what was the Gotham small bar.
Claire, or as I should say Marc Kuzma, as we all know has for the last six years been behind the successful Slide just a few doors up, giving the strip an excellent cabaret / restaurant / nightspot experience. Well he’s dusted himself down and created this splendid French style brassiere and cocktail bar Claire’s Kitchen at Le Salon.
He’s there steering dinner and drinks each evening between Tuesday and Saturdays but I want to share that he also serves Brunch on Sundays and from my experience I can predict it will soon be the new must-do spot to be. It’s not to be saved for a special occasion oh no – it’s a little chic treat guaranteed to make your Sunday sparkle.
The coffee is divine and strong, try the Le Grand Bol de Café au Lait ($6) and I guarantee you’ll think you were at one of those unforgettable
sidewalk cafes’. Because we were having a long overdue catch up and had so much gossip to exchange we indulged, at Claire’s insistence, in one of the smart Mimosa’s: french champagne topped with freshly squeezed orange juice, which everyone seemed to have – ooh la la! Marc is constantly back and forth from the kitchen, greeting everyone with air-kisses and his trademark ‘Joie de vivre’ - the whole place is full of life, laughter and joy. Paris
call: 9283 1891 or 0414 353 466,
visit: 35 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst