restaurant LEO-PAUL AIX LES BAINS
The LEO-PAUL restaurant is a very special place in many ways. Historically, the restaurant was inaugurated in 1863, and consisted solely of the first room. In 1891, a first-floor terrace was created on the Avenue de Tresserve’s south-facing side, which was later closed off in 1931 by large low-arched windows to enlarge the restaurant and create the south dining room. 2019 was the year of the latest renovation, orchestrated by Catherine AITIS, which gave birth to the current LEO-PAUL restaurant.
A little hint as to the origin of the restaurant’s current name: it bears the first name of Catherine AITIS’ first grandson, born during the renovation. Architecturally, this is the place to soak up the lustre of yesteryear. When she renovated it, Catherine AITIS wanted to bring out the intrinsic charm and elegance of the place.
Partager & faire plaisir
Take a trip to the present while enjoying the racy elegance of the Belle Epoque. Here you can admire the plaster mouldings and historic mirror frames. They have stood the test of time, and have been carefully preserved and maintained to blend subtly with contemporary furniture.
Since 2018, Catherine AITIS has been working with Chef Gilles BLONAY, whose dishes she has always appreciated, both for their taste and visual quality. They both love entertaining, sharing and giving pleasure.
As Chef BLONAY, who was awarded a Michelin star* for 18 years when he ran the kitchens at La Grange à Sel in Le Bourget du Lac, likes to say:
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So, at the end of each service, he leaves the stove to take the time to chat with each guest. Generous when it comes to food, he is also generous when it comes to conversation, and likes to spread his good humour. The menu reflects its mind.
At the reopening, the spirit of the LEO-PAUL restaurant remains unchanged: to select fine products in keeping with the season. Bringing out the best in flavours.
Cooking with gourmands in mind.
No meal starts without amuse-bouches and ends with mignardises. The menu is varied, changing with the seasons and the products of the moment. The Chef’s much-loved favourites are always on offer: foie gras, tartars, soufflés for dessert…
The menus are a walk through the menu, orchestrated by the Chef. The wait staff are welcoming and the service is attentive and elegant. From now on, the platcunique option of Chef BLONAY’s suggestion menu will also be served at the home of Leo-Paul’s grandbrother, Mr CHARLES. Same house, same spirit, same Chef, different atmosphere, different concept.
The lounge-bar has a new style and changes throughout the day and evening to suit your mood.
For lunch, you can choose the dish of the day or one of the salads, bowls or soups on the à la carte menu, and finish off with a light sweet or savoury treat.
Feel like sharing and nibbling? The menu of platters and tapas is sure to delight you.
The other big news of this reopening is the rebirth of the gardens just before the summer of 2023!
Les Jardins d’Eva is a calm, gentle patio where life is good. The Winter Garden, accessible all year round, is a little corner of paradise where the light is omnipresent thanks to the large glass roofs. When the weather’s crisp, the fire in the fireplace warms things up…
The discreet Jardin d’Eté is a haven of peace. This is Mr CHARLES’ terrace. Vegetation is everywhere: magnolia, maple and ivy climbing up to the glass roofs.
The fountain brings freshness and amplifies life with its whisper.
With the LEO-PAUL restaurant, the M. CHARLES lounge-bar and the Jardins d’Eva, our aim is to help you fulfil your desires and enjoy a delicious moment…
DU CHEF Gilles BLONAY
Taste, discover, savour, share and enjoy!
At the LEO-PAUL restaurant, chef Gilles BLONAY offers you classic cuisine with a creative twist.