In Paris, a newsroom turns into a restaurant
In one of the more unusual areas of Paris, the newsroom of a magazine is transformed into a restaurant when night falls.
After opening at the end of the First World War, les Frigos in the 13th arrondissement in Paris are former cold-storage warehouses. When they closed in the 1980s, the site become a meeting place for lovers of modern art, who covered the walls in graffiti. A number of innovative businesses also moved in.
In the building there is the newsroom of a magazine – Attitude Rugby – which, at night, becomes a restaurant. Simply called The Office, the restaurant is an intimate venue which serves two to 12 dishes.
A professional chef used to Michelin-starred restaurants runs the kitchen. Each night she arranges the room without moving the computers or files, creating a real sense of prohibition, as if the guests have been invited against the wishes of the owners.
Booking is compulsory. Once they have checked the availability on the website of The Office, those who are curious can sign up, but through one method only: a traditional email address, to keep the confidential spirit of the concept.
Opened two years ago, the restaurant is always packed. It has in fact become a favourite of websites and magazines which write about the best unknown activities in Paris.
19 rue des Frigos 75013 Paris