Parisian culinary influences have, while undoubtedly making the occasional appearance in Cairene dining, never truly taken the wheel and gone rogue. Maison de Paris, an upscale eatery in Arkan Plaza, Sheikh Zayed, rewrites that narrative with an impressive menu that serves you a taste of France beyond the baguette.

Spearheaded by famed Chef Alexis, Maison De Paris maintains an impressive standard that turns one-time visitors into regulars. Cementing their cuisine niche as art on a plate, the restaurant offers picturesque Parisian delicacies from proud prawn cocktails to delicate baked camembert to towering tours de profiterole. Their high tea - akin to those monarchs consume upon a dewy summer morning - invites visitors to indulge in an endless outpour of handcrafted finger food, freshly brewed cappuccinos, smoothies and cocktails to taste.