Alain Ducasse has taken charge of the magnificent Le Grand Contrôle restaurant in Versailles, an opportunity to dive back into the time of kings !
The French Art of Living
Located in the heart of the Domaine du Château de Versailles, the Grand Contrôle was built in 1681 by the favorite architect of Louis XIV, Jules Hardouin-Mansart. This spectacular building once housed members of Europe’s political and cultural elite, from ambassadors to artists, musicians, writers and scientists of the Age of Enlightenment. More than two centuries later, after a complete restoration, the Grand Contrôle is transformed into a hotel and promotes the French art of living.
In the time of the king
Le Grand Contrôle has a bar, a tea room and a gourmet restaurant. In the evening, the restaurant opens its doors and welcomes you for exclusive dinners as in the time of the King. In a decor imbued with the splendors of the Court, savor refined cuisine, thought out by Chef Alain Ducasse and enjoy a staging reminiscent of the splendours of yesteryear. From the dress of the waiters to the tableware of the 18th century , the meal transports you to the world of royal splendor. Just like in the 18th century, lunch combines tradition, modernity and happiness with a menu served in two, three or five courses.
The splendors of the Court
Chef Alain Ducasse revisits the feasts of kings to surprise you and delight your taste buds. Take a seat at the King’s table and let yourself be seduced by Golden duck foie gras with chanterelle mushrooms and fir buds, Fried pollack with new potatoes and citrus fruits or Roasted milk-fed lamb, artichokes and marigolds . For desserts, signature sweet dishes such as L’Elixir de Louis XV with rhubarb and green tea or Le Fontainebleau with wild strawberries and tansy sorbet. So many delicious dishes inspired by the great classics of French cuisine. In the evening, the restaurant opens its doors and welcomes you for exclusive dinners as in the time of the King. In a decor imbued with the splendors of the Court, savor refined cuisine and enjoy a setting reminiscent of the splendours of yesteryear. Inspired by the feasts of the sovereign, the dishes, very numerous, are brought in successive waves called “services”.
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