Paris hotels with Michelin-starred restaurants: The Fab Five

 
Le Meurice
 
 

Here are “The Fab Five”, hotels in Paris with Michelin-starred restaurants.

Le Meurice

Le Meurice

Le Meurice

Now in the hands of multi-starred superchef Alain Ducasse, Restaurant Le Meurice offers superb dining under a blowsy rococo ceiling. Ducasse protégé Christophe Saintagne has really come into his own here with pared back, refined cuisine that gets back to the essentials of quality ingredients. The hotel’s location is truly regal: most of Paris’s palace hotels are in businessy western Paris around the Champs-Elysées but Le Meurice has crowned it over the Tuileries gardens ever since the elegant rue de Rivoli was constructed in 1835.

 

Shangri-La Paris

Shangri-La Paris

Shangri-La Paris

Three restaurants provide plenty of choice for gourmets between Philippe Labbé’s haute cuisine at 2 Michelin-starred L’Abeille, authentic 1 Michelin starred Cantonese food at the Shang Palace (pictured) and the all-day Bauhinia for French and pan-Asian dishes served under a circular glass dome. The hotel has a wedding-cake facade, grand stairway and a string of historic salons, which have been listed and painstakingly restored with hand-gilded panelling and neoclassical friezes.

 

Prince de Galles

Prince de Galles

Prince de Galles

La Scène is the main restaurant, and has one Michelin star. It is overseen by Stéphanie Le Quellec, a rising star in France who recently won Top Chef (the French equivalent of Master Chef for professionals). Don’t expect rich elaborate sauces however; flavours are carefully blended and controlled, but the cooking is simple and precise, and based on seasonal produce and dishes from the South of France. The setting is highly contemporary, with white leather seats, and a kitchen open to the dining room on three sides, and this is formal French dining at its best – very much a restaurant in a hotel, rather than a hotel restaurant.

 

Four Seasons George V

Four Seasons George V

Four Seasons George V

A sense of civility and propriety greets diners at Le Cinq, the two Michelin-starred restaurant at the Four Seasons George V. Heavy French tapestries and rich cornicing decorate the walls; diners sit at large tables, with china and silver created specifically for the property, and waiters swoosh in between them. Food takes inspiration from traditional French dishes, but is lighter: expect menus including Provencal tomatoes, Marennes oysters and rabbit from Poitou.

 

Le Royal Monceau Raffles

Le Royal Monceau

Le Royal Monceau

The two restaurants, La Cuisine (pictured) and Il Carpaccio, have each gained one Michelin star. It’s French cuisine from recent arrival Hans Zahner at the former, with its mega lamps and painted ceiling, and Tuscan specialities from Roberto Rispoli at the shell-grotto style trattoria. Guests are art world and fashion people, international jetsetters, artists who’ve made it and tycoons who would have liked to be artists.


Original article on The Telegraph Travel

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