PARIS, France – At the FAB Awards ceremony held to honor the finest airport restaurants, Areas’ gastronomic restaurant, I Love Paris by Guy Martin, situated in Hall L of terminal 2E at Paris-Charles de Gaulle received first prize in the “Airport Chef-Led/Fine Dining of the Year” category. This award is recognition of the restaurant’s top quality cuisine and the unique character of its setting.
Chairman and Chief Executive of the Groupe ADP, Augustin de Romanet stated: “Last April, the Skytrax organization ranked Paris-Charles de Gaulle among the top 10 international airports with a passenger-capacity of over 50 million. Today, Guy Martin’s restaurant has won the “Palme d’Or” for the best airport restaurant in the world. The quality of the Chef, the location, the dishes and setting make I Love Paris by Guy Martin a unique venue.”
Launched in June 2015, I Love Paris by Guy Martin is a unique place embodying the Parisian identity. This veritable declaration of love for the French capital was inspired by another of the Chef’s prestigious restaurant, Le Grand Véfour. Designed by India Mahdavi, I Love Paris by Guy Martin is ideally located and offers a new approach to traditional French cuisine using bio and in-season products.
For Guy Martin, “our challenge and the goal of the Chairman of the Groupe ADP is to offer the best. Thanks to the unfailing support of the Areas teams, I have fulfilled my dream of letting my guests taste a cuisine prepared with love, using the finest ingredients. It was essential for us to respect the spirit of the Grand Véfour and the very special atmosphere of the Palais Royal. Our goal is to give pleasure and ensure the well-being of our guests in a comfortable, contemporary and friendly setting designed by India Mahdavi; a beautiful, collective adventure that has been rewarded.”
For Philippe Salle, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Elior Group, “the airport is a place of transit for travelers from all over the world with different motivations and expectations. By creating a unique gastronomic catering concept within the customs area, the Group has created a meeting point between culinary art and evasion. The FAB Awards highlight the amazing work of Guy Martin and his team at the heart of this prestigious international airport.”