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19 January 2017
February 14th: unique experience at Ducasse au château de Versailles

Ducasse au château de Versailles, be the first to experience a unique dinner!

On February 14th, Ducasse au château de Versailles will open its doors for the first time, for a reservation only dining experience. An opportunity to spend an evening in a sumptuous setting and to discover a refined, opulent and intimate cuisine.

At nightfall, when the Château has closed its doors to visitors, you will be guided towards the restaurant salons. Located on the 1st floor of the Pavillon Dufour, they offer an exceptional view onto the Cour Royale. In a setting, reminiscent of the splendor of days of yore, tables are laid with Ancienne Manufacture Royale de Limoge tableware, an identical re-edition created by Maison Bernardeau, and glassware inspired by the Italian fashion of the time. The waiters are expecting you, dressed in their livery enriched with bronze buttons. One would nearly expect an “Officier de Bouche” to proclaim: “Gentlemen, at the King’s table!”. The décor is set, dinner can commence. 

The menu has been elaborated around contemporary French cuisine, highlighting seasonality and vegetal: Sea urchin royale, crab, First green asparagus from Provence, vin jaune mousseline, Demi-deuil style corn-fed chicken, winter vegetables, Albufera sauce, Le Louis XIV, crispy praline and passion fruit... To pair with the dishes, the finest wines have been selected.

Reservation requests are made by phone call +33 1 30 84 12 96, by email contact@ducasse-chateauversailles.com, or through our contact form by specifying the time and number of guests. 

February 14th dinner, drinks not included: 350 € | 500 € per person with food and wine pairing

See the menu

Ducasse au château de Versailles
Château de Versailles
Pavillon Dufour – 1st floor
Place d’Armes
78 000 Versailles
ducasse-chateauversailles.com

February 14th dinner from 7.30 pm
Free parking from 7.00 pm Place d’Armes
Roundtrip transfert from Paris with a private driver, rate on request

Dinner, drinks not included: 350 €

17 January 2017
An exceptional lunch at le Jules Verne...

Boarding for a wonderful journey…

Until February 10th, have a breath-taking experience with a tour of the restaurant kitchen*. At lunch, energy is dominant, the area is open and bright. Overlooking Paris, on the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower, the Jules Verne restaurant's unique location has made it the ultimate Parisian venue, where Alain Ducasse reinterprets beautiful French cuisine classics with a modern touch. 

On the menu, savour the Preserved duck foie gras, quince/cardamom or the seared line-caught hake, matelote garnish. On dessert, difficult to choose between the baba with Armagnac according to your choice, lightly whipped Chantilly and the crispy “Tower nut”, chocolate from our Manufacture in Paris. Excellence of regionally sourced produce.

Extend the experience with a tour of the restaurant kitchen*. This offer is limited to Monday to Friday and to the first ten reservations each day, please add “KITCHEN” in the “Special Requests” field when booking online.

The 3-course lunch menu is exclusively available week days.
(Except bank holidays - Up to 7 people).

Le Jules Verne
Tour Eiffel, 2ème étage
Avenue Gustave Eiffel
75007 Paris, France 
www.lejulesverne-paris.com

3-course lunch menu, 105€

 

11 January 2017
 Enjoy the black truffle season

The black truffle season starts in our Parisian restaurants! At Benoit, Allard, Aux Lyonnais, Rech and Champeaux, the truffle is available on any A la carte options. This Tuber Melanosporum black truffle is harvested in the Drôme region from mid-December to mid-March.

The path of the truffle is a real journey of the senses appealing to all five senses:

The smell: unearthed by dogs sniffing the irresistible scent

The hearing: the sounds of rummaging through the sleepy woods

The sight: a buried treasure filled with mystery

The touch: minutious cleaning and grading of the fresh truffles. A small nick reveals a marbled black and white flesh.

The taste: penetrating, earthy, intensifying

In our restaurants, the truffle is weighed and shaved in front of you, to sublime the flavours of your chosen dish. The Chefs of each restaurant also include a suggestion on the menu to honour this beautiful product. 

 

Rech
Small scale fishing turbot, salsify and black truffle - 64 €
www.restaurant-rech.fr/en

 

Aux Lyonnais
Our truffled saucisson brioche - 24 €
www.auxlyonnais.com/en

 

Benoit
Rossini-style Chateaubriand, 'boulangère' potatoes and black truffle (for 2 persons, price per person) - 64 €
www.benoit-paris.com/en

 

Allard
Seared veal sweetbread with black truffle, winter vegetables - 64 €
www.restaurant-allard.fr/en

 

Champeaux
Half-salted butter & black truffle tartine – 12 €
www.restaurant-champeaux.com/en

 

Our sommeliers will guide you to choose the best match with these black truffles winter dishes. 

 

 

Enjoy the black truffle season

Allard

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Benoit

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Aux Lyonnais

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Rech

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Champeaux

6 January 2017
Galette des rois at Benoit Paris

Enjoy the “Galette des Rois” at the restaurant Benoit Paris. This week from Friday to Sunday, a special 40 cm twelfth night cake is suggested by the Executive Chef Fabienne Eymard to celebrate the Epiphany: a cake baked with almonds, almond milk & roasted almond chunks, almond milk ice cream with a big bean as a charm. The King’s cake remains on the menu until the end of January and will be available by the slice in a more regular size.

Benoit
20, rue Saint Martin
75004 Paris, France
www.benoit-paris.com

 

14€ by the slice

1 January 2017

We wish you a happy New Year 2017!  Discover our resolutions for this new year, eating right makes spirits bright!

 

Our resolutions - www.alain-ducasse.com/videos/2017/

 

20 December 2016
Choux d'Enfer, the Parisian « sweet food »

The kiosk Choux d'Enfer has settled in Gare de Paris Saint-Lazare!

By stopping by the Kiosk, you immediately get the caramelized scent of the dough…

To achieve a delicious chou, it needs to be ultra-fresh and just filled-in. To be crispy on the outside, and melting inside, they are baked in front of you, on the spot. (Re)Discover the choux filled with a meltingly soft cream flavoured with chocolate, citrus, salted-butter caramel...

The kiosk also offers savoury choux served lukewarm (ham/cheese, Mornay sauce, or olive pesto).

A few delicious bites to eat promptly at the kiosk Choux d'Enfer.

Gare de Paris Saint-Lazare
Parvis Havre de la Gare de Paris Saint-Lazare - 75008 Paris • Tel 06 67 20 25 56
Station Saint-Lazare
Open 7/7 from 7am until 9pm

 

 



 
7 December 2016
Christmas creations at La Manufacture de Chocolat

Discover this year's Christmas creation imagined by designer Pierre Tachon. An end of the year treat for all ages!

The Chocolate Christmas Tree has been created by the Manufacture de Chocolat: a uniquely shaped tree, pure, simple, geometric lines, as if it had been hand carved. In its custom made box, a sweet treat to share. Under its “hat”, the classics of le Chocolat Alain Ducasse are revealed: Hazelnut, Almond and Pistachio Mendiant Bars, roc’s and orangettes.
New product available only in our stores or in courier delivery (Paris region only).
A creation by Pierre Tachon, Soins Graphiques

Find all the new products as well as all the Christmas creations in our stores in Paris or on our e-shop www.lechocolat-alainducasse.com/en/christmas

La Manufacture de Chocolat Alain Ducasse
40, rue de la Roquette
75011 Paris
+ 33 1 48 05 82 86

The Chocolate Christmas Tree (in Dark Chocolate only): 65€ 


 

17 November 2016

For an exceptional moment at the château de Versailles, combine café ore breakfast or lunch and visit of the Palace with direct access!

Get through the first gate, pass the ticket office (not need to stop by), go directly to the café ore located on the 1st floor of the Pavillon Dufour with its unique perspective on the cour Royale and the cour d'Honneur, share a savoury breakfast or enjoy an elegant contemporary French cuisine for Lunch, then get direct access to the Palace and continue your day with the visit of this magical place!

 

 

Breakfast & Direct access to the visit of the Palace*: 35€

From 8 am to 10.30 am, be the first to enter the château de Versailles still empty, savour a sumptuous breakfast at the café ore- Ducasse au château de Versailles and get direct access to the château for a visit. A timeless experience in an exceptional venue !

> Breakfast Le Lever du roi – Your choice of hot drink, vegetable or fruit juice, toasted ficelle baguette & butter, jam, honey or chocolate spread, 3 mini viennroiserie assortment, two organic eggs, pan-seared or scrambled, sausages & tomatoe.

> Ticket for the visit of the Palace with direct access - The Palace ticket gives access to the most famous places of the Palace of Versailles. It also includes the temporary exhibitions. The audio-guide for the Palace (available in 11 languages) is included in the ticket price.

*Payment and ticket withdrawl directly in the restaurant ore – Ducasse au château de Versailles – Pavillon Dufour – 1st floor – Place d’Armes – 78000 Versailles

 

Lunch & Direct access to the visit of the Palace: 50 €

From 11 am to 5 pm in the Pavillon Dufour château de Versailles’s sumptuous setting, come discover the savoury and contemporary cuisine of the Chef Stéphane Duchiron ; on the menu classics of French cuisine, small, light and quick plates as well as fine pastries. Also get direct access to the château de Versailles for your visit. A beautiful experience to fully enjoy Versailles!

> Late Lunch menu at café ore – Starter / main course or main course / dessert, mineral water, a glass of wine and coffee – View the menu – The menu changes according the the season.

> Ticket for the visit of the Palace with direct access - The Palace ticket gives access to the most famous places of the Palace of Versailles. It also includes the temporary exhibitions. The audio-guide for the Palace (available in 11 languages) is included in the ticket price.

*Payment and ticket withdrawl directly in the restaurant ore – Ducasse au château de Versailles – Pavillon Dufour – 1st floor – Place d’Armes – 78000 Versailles

 

 

ore - Ducasse au château de Versailles

Château de Versailles
Pavillon Dufour – 1er étage
Place d’Armes
78 000 Versailles
contact@ducasse-chateauversailles.com 

Open Tuesday to Wednesday from 8 am to 5 pm

www.ducasse-chateauversailles.com

From 35€

19 October 2016
Happy Hour at Champeaux, from Monday to Friday!

From Monday to Friday, from 5.30pm to 7pm, it’s Happy Hour at Champeaux with a special menu: Plates to share, beers at 4€ and the famous cocktails of our mixologist Marjolaine Arpin at 6€. Sit back and relax with friends at the bar, inside the restaurant or out on our terrace!

Alcohol abuse is dangerous for your health. Consume with moderation.  

 

 

Champeaux
LA CANOPÉE
Forum des Halles
Porte Rambuteau
75001 Paris
Tel. +33 1 53 45 84 50
www.restaurant-champeaux.com

From Monday to Friday, from 5.30pm to 7pm – No reservation required

 

From 4€

6 October 2016
ore – Ducasse au château de Versailles, an elegant contemporary French café

 

In the sumptuous setting of the recently renovated pavillon Dufour, ore – Ducasse au château de Versailles is an elegant contemporary café accessible to everyone during the opening hours of the Château.

This venue is capable of satisfying varied public’s wishes and suggests different experiences throughout the day around three main moments: breakfast, lunch and tea time. 

Breakfast at the café ore - Ducasse au château de Versailles is a unique moment. The morning light makes you feel like you are living a timeless experience in this exceptional setting. On the menu, savoury mini pastries, two organic eggs scrambled or pan-seared, sausages and tomato, a Seasonal fruit salad, hot drinks, fruit & vegetable juices... 

 

 

For Lunch, the Chef Stéphane Duchiron sublimes great French cuisine classics, alongside light and quick snacks, desserts and gourmet pastries. At the moment on the menu, enjoy the Pollock, artichokes & potatoes, the Tiny spelt & wild mushrooms, sorrel and for a sweet note, the Cheesecake, confit citrus. 

 

 

In the afternoon, tea time lovers can let themselves be tempted by the Afternoon Tea, The Queen Marie’s Tea: three savoury selections, three sweet selections, tea, coffee or chocolate also accompanied by brioche, cake, madeleine or financier. 

Regarding the all-day menu, the café ore – Ducasse au château de Versailles suggests a selection of dishes, small plates and a pastery selection available all day long. 

 

 

 

Château de Versailles
Pavillon Dufour – 1er étage
Place d’Armes
78 000 Versailles
contact@ducasse-chateauversailles.com 

From Tuesday to Sunday
From 8am to 5.30pm


Direct access to the restaurant, without visiting the Palace

More information : www.ducasse-chateauversailles.com