Where does chef Caroline Rostang live?


Caroline Rostang


Interview with Caroline Rostang on the occasion of the opening of Odette by Maison Rostang, the new urban hostel located in the trendy district of Canopée aux Halles.

At Rostang, cooking is a family affair. There is the father and the daughters, Caroline and Sophie: they represent the sixth generation. It was Caroline who played the game of our interview decoration on the occasion of the opening Odette By Maison Rostang, an original concept of urban hostel located in the Maison Albar Hotel Paris Céline.

Odette by Maison Rostang

Jérôme Galland

At her house, an apartment located in a stone building in Paris from the early twentieth, she created a contemporary and warm atmosphere. After the visit and the coup de coeur, it was a big job. His priority was to create a large space for the living room. She knew exactly what she wanted and felt the potential of the place. Helped by an architect, she broke everything. The result ? A large open space with an open kitchen.

And as no chef wants, his signature is to have dared to install a roaster "la Flamberge" at La Cornue. This does not fail to create the surprise of his guests. At table at Caroline Rostang's.

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Your favorite room where you like to be and spend time?

Caroline Rostang: The living room that is kitchen-living-dining room. When we bought this apartment, we had to do a lot of work: we transformed five rooms into a large open space with the kitchen open to a living room. We had imagined everything but we took an architect to supervise the building site and all the builders.

The most unusual or unexpected that can be discovered at home?

Caroline Rostang: I have a rotisserie "La Flamberge" at La Cornue, it is rare and impressive. I am often asked if I really use it. Affirmative answer! It is also a decorative element in itself. During cooking, the flames remain white.

A dish unexpectedly on the go for your friends? Your specialty?

Caroline Rostang: Meat or poultry cooked in the rotisserie. But my specialty is to know how to prepare leftovers. I have the art of accommodating them with pasta or rice.

Your furniture: rather modern, ultra design, family, pitcher??

Caroline Rostang: Contemporary but not ultra design. The atmosphere is warm but airy: I do not like confined spaces.

An object or piece of furniture that you could not separate?

Caroline Rostang: A Gottlieb pinball that I just bought in a vintage goods shop. He found his place in the living room. And then there is my lion; an enamelled terracotta sculpture of a young artist, Jules Lesouëf. I'm crazy because I find it both touching and childish with his big legs. He walks in the apartment, it is found sometimes in my library, sometimes above the fireplace ...

"The Lion of Jules"

Caroline Rostang

"The Lion of Jules"

Caroline Rostang

Your favorite color in your home?

Caroline Rostang: Wood and light colors dominate. We have a beautiful floor and especially during the work, we were able to recover a stone wall.

And the TV, which room?

Caroline Rostang: In the living room ! If it were up to me, there would not be any. In the country house, I managed to negotiate in this way!

Do you live with music or rather in silence?

Caroline Rostang: Mostly in music; I like jazz, variety and Motown.

Pcandle or rather perfume?

Caroline Rostang: No incense, some candles, a Berger lamp and sometimes amber dust.

Curtains, doors, shutters? What does it inspire you?

Caroline Rostang: I hate curtains. I only had curtains: there is a thick and clear silk in the room and in my living room, it is a mixture with silk, which looks like chocolate bark, beige and black.

What is on your bedside table?

Caroline Rostang: A book, a tube of cream ... At the moment, I read "Not to mention be happy", a book on the fascinating life of Claude Perdriel.

What storage for books?

Caroline Rostang: There is a large library in the living room. But many of our books pile up by columns at the foot of the bed. I give a lot to my sister and my mother.

A deco trick or storage?

Caroline Rostang: This tip is about my country house but I recommend it! I could not put shutters and as I can not stand the morning light and I put curtains in white linen, I found the solution. Buy blackout fabric, put two rivets at each end and attach two small hooks at the top of the window. When I want to darken, I just have to hang one side! During the day, the blackout fabric is concealed by the curtain.

Do you dream of one more room? If so, for what purpose?

Caroline Rostang: A real laundry-laundry to store the machines and all the linens.

Are you green plants, flowers, balcony, terrace, garden?

Caroline Rostang: In Paris, I am blooming with the bouquets my husband offers me. I have a preference for buttercups, sweet peas and garden roses. At the moment, I have big bouquets of mimosa in the kitchen. Otherwise, I enjoy my garden in the countryside.

What are your sources of inspiration for your restaurants?

Caroline Rostang: Mainly, my travels. I am inspired by things that affect me.

What was the guiding thread for the restaurant Odette l'Hôtel Maison Albar?

Caroline Rostang: During a stay in New York, I loved the mix of copper and wood. We wanted these two subjects to dominate. With my sister, we always work in complicity with the interior designer, in this case for Odette, with Alexandre Danan. He had the idea to evoke the undulations of the Seine from strips of wood, "an organic tablecloth".

Odette by Maison Rostang

Jerome Galland

Another detail: I love round tables but when you are four, it's unbearable where the idea of ​​these pairs of tables that can easily meet. They were made to measure.

Odette by Maison Rostang

Jerome Galland

Your addresses or favorite brands for the home (shopping, decoration, florist, etc.)?

Caroline Rostang:

- Chiner at Isle-sur-la-Sorgue on weekends;

- The Lily Valley florist: 101 Rue Monge, 75005 Paris;

- Private linen:;

- The French Company of Orient and China for the dishes: 170 boulevard Haussmann, 75008 Paris or 10 Boulevard Raspail, 75007 Paris;

- The site of the young sculptor Jules Lesouëf who regularly exhibits in galleries in Paris:;

- And when I travel, I try not to be tempted by handicrafts such as Moroccan tajine mussels, which are much more beautiful on the spot! As I am crazy about kitchen items, I have a strong tendency to buy all the new gadgets!

Caroline Rostang's news:

A new address to discover: Odette by Maison Rostang, the restaurant located in the House Albar Hotel Paris Céline: 23/25 rue du Pont Neuf - 75001 Paris France

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