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Alain Ducasse at the Plaza Athénée

  • 25 av. Montaigne Map It
  • Champs-Élysées
  • French
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 10/16/2017

Fodor's Review

Set within the Plaza Athénée hotel, Alain Ducasse's three-star Paris flagship totally redefines French haute cuisine. Arguably the world's most visible chef, Ducasse surprises here, devoting himself entirely to vegetables, grains, and fish. From the moment you enter the glittering dining room, alight with thousands of crystals reflected in sinuous mirrored banquettes, you know you've entered a parallel universe entirely devoted to sybaritic pleasure. Chef Romain Meder executes Ducasse's recipes, which mix the most luxe with the humblest ingredients, to sublime effect: caviar over tender langoustine in a lemongrass-infused broth; a stack of lacy buckwheat blini accompanied by lentils and caviar in a smoked gelée topped with ethereal truffle cream. Desserts like lemon ice with candied lemon and silky kombu seaweed take the notion of dining for pleasure and health to vertiginous new heights.

Restaurant Information


Hôtel Plaza Athénée, 25 av. Montaigne, 8e, Paris, Île-de-France, 75008, France

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Restaurant Details:

  • Closed weekends. No lunch Mon.–Wed.

Published 10/16/2017


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