The best of the 25th anniversary of Le Louis XV
The Louis XV restaurant had 25 years this month. On this occasion, Alain Ducasse has invited 240 chefs, from 25 countries and representing 300 Michelin stars, to celebrate this anniversary in Monaco, the 16th, 17th and 18th of November.
Discover the program of this week-end!
Friday, 16th of November :
On Friday night, Alain Ducasse welcomed his guests at the restaurant Le Grill.
Located on the 8th floor of the Hôtel de Paris, it offers a panoramic view over Monaco’s bay. The cocktail reception opened the festivities of the week-end.
A fine selection of Mediterranean antipasti: caponatina, crostini or stuffed sardines. Thematic presentations around pastas and different cooking methods, animations around stuffed rabbit and porchetta, and finally two dessert buffets, with three signatures of the Louis XV: citrus bitterness, wild strawberries and the famous Louis XV with crispy praline.
The tone was set for the week end!
Saturday, 17th of November:
The day started with a memorable shooting. The 240 chefs took place on front of the Hôtel de Paris, and let themselves directed by the photographer in a good mood, to achieve the souvenir picture: the photo of the international family of the Chefs. An original staging for an exceptional event!
The Grand Marché de la Méditerranée welcomed the guests later on in the Salle des Etoiles of the Sporting Monte-Carlo. A market created on front of the sea, with 100 emblematic products of the Mediterranean, proposed by their producers: lemons from Menton, citron from Corsica, scorpion fishes and anchovies, goat cheese and nougat…all the best from the region!
Some live cooking stands were also animated by 14 international chefs. It was a nice occasion for the chefs to discover, enjoy and share.
At night, the gala dinner was the highlight of the anniversary. The 420 guests took place in the Salle Empire of the Hôtel de Paris, in presence of L.AA.SS. Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco, and HRH Princess Caroline of Hanover.
Alain Ducasse introduced the dinner with those few words:
“I must admit that, 25 years ago, I would never had imagined that the Louis XV would be the congregating point of so many friends. Your presence here is deeply touching. This anniversary gives us the opportunity to get together amongst friends, amongst cooks, for a moment of sharing and of pure joy.”
The gala dinner menu was a tribute to the Riviera and
the Mediterranean products:
As an “amuse-bouche” Le Barbagiuan
Raw vegetables from our farmers, local condiment, fine sheets of bread with vegetable imprints
San Remo Gamberoni, delicate rockfish gelee, caviar
Haute-Provence small spelt, spiny artichoke, tartufi di Alba
Locally caught fish in a fine broth, essence of the sea
Feathered game and local chard torte, truffled salad, salmis sauce
Apple and quince cookpot, Rocagel milk ice cream
Conversation, Limoncello bonbons, praline chocolate bar and hazelnut shortbread
At the end of the dinner, the whole brigade came from the kitchen into the room to greet Alain Ducasse: it was another intense moment for the Chef.
Sunday, 18th of November:
On Sunday morning, the brunch at the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort ended this special week end under a shining sun.
week end was a magic moment, a tribute to the Mediterranean cuisine and the richness
of its soil, and a memorable anniversary! Thank you all!
Following this special event, the restaurant Le Louis XV présents its anniversary menu, available until the end of the year
Discover more information on the 25th year anniversary Facebook page