LE CINQ Lunch at Four Seasons George V | Paris, France | If there is and iconic F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S hotel in Paris. without a doubt and second guess, is the Four Seasons George V, off Avenue George V and meters away Champs-Élysées and the Arc de Triomphe. I came invited to do a site inspection of the property, but of course being Fashion Week, the hotel was SOLD OUT, and I only got to glance one of their Premier Suites, which BTW was lovely. I did a walk through the spa and common areas, all ornamented by stunning flower arrangements, signature of Four Seasons, followed by drinks at Le Bar overlooking Le Galerie and lunch at two Michelin-stars restaurant Le Cinq.
Boasting beautiful views of the Hotel’s courtyard, the two-Michelin-star Le Cinq is an exquisite dining room, dressed in grey and gold. The tablecloths, china and silver were all created specifically for this legendary Hotel. Menus draw on classic French culinary techniques and also embrace newer, lighter cooking styles, always incorporating the freshest regional ingredients. A three hours, three steps lunch by Chef des Cuisines, Meilleur Ouvrier de France Eric Briffard, in a warm and intimate atmosphere bathed by sunlight from the inner gardens.
At the end of the Gallery on your left, two wrought iron doors open onto the Le Cinq Restaurant. Spacious and bright, decorated in shades of gold and grey, it gives its guests the sentiment of dining in a private chateau. Traditional French and English furniture, guests can admire two beautiful Louis XIVth wardrobes as well as two Louis XVIth gold gilt chairs. Large Regency Style wood-scuplted mirrors with gold leafing give a depth to this space by reflecting the view of the Marble Courtyard on the opposite side. Two very large Regency Style pier tables separate the main room from the guest table that seats between eight to ten.
Our menu for our own gourmet experience was: White Asparagus from Provence. Noix de Saint-Jacques a la Carbonara. Minute made frozen Mango with Shiso Leaf coconut foam, persimmon sorbet with dates. Wines: Champagne Rose 2008 Deutz. Cotes du Rhone Pontcin 2011 Chateau Grillet. And of course plenty of Amuse Bouche and delights sent to the table from the kitchen, along a special digestive water from the Black Forest. Also save some room for the closing touch, by the sweet and fromage cart. A must try experience when visiting Paris. FYI jackets are mandatory for men. Carlos Melia Luxury Travel Curator – www.carlosmelia.com
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