Indeed, anchored in the so-called Golden Triangle, this centenary palace, finely decorated with genuine mix of Parisian and Art Deco styles, is as well ideally positioned near the Eiffel Tower, seating on the illustrious haute-couture Montaigne Avenue (photo credits: Plaza Athénée).
Surrounded by generous chestnut trees, this luxury establishment, belonging to the international luxury Dorchester hospitality group, has often represented a genuine embassy, for tradition and a certain opulence expression.
For your information, this structure seems to be able to display a sort of premium Parisian way of life, enhanced by historical and tight connections with its neighbor fashion houses, such as Christian Dior or Chanel.
Apart from this glamour touch, following the installation of the iconic Relais Plaza brasserie in 1936, the Plaza Athénée has never stopped to pursue its own gastronomic path.
Then, after passing through the doors of a singular universe, where 20,000 gold leaves, spread from the walls to the domes of the restaurant‘s ceiling, you would surely become bewitched by the large royal table of 12 meters long, designed with in Breccia marble. For instance, take your seat in this warm and friendly atmosphere, imagined by the renowned designer Rémi Tessier, and made in the purest French tradition. As far as we know, this well decorated framework elegantly combines the artistic direction of the Relais Plaza brasserie but also the newly named Jean Imbert at Plaza Athénée.
Replacing the former Alain Ducasse‘s address, this gastronomic restaurant proposes a concentrated and seasonal selection of specialities, deeply inspired by French ancestral gastronomy. Therefore, Jean Imbert has decided in a way to revisit and modernize in the same time, the spirit of those bygone recipes and delights, some of them aged from more than 250 years.
For your information, the Michelin guide wished to award the restaurant not only for its creativity, but also for its sense of service, underlining a certain connection effort, between the random cuisine and the service staffs. Indeed, be ready to be amazed by multiple surprises, during your upcoming memorable dinner inside the Plaza Athénée by Jean Imbert.
As a cold dish, a seasonal selection is on the menu with different tempting options. Adding to this, a rare oyster grilled on the barbecue, is proposed in-between, with an hazelnut butter emulsion. In between, you would be undoubtedly seduced by a poultry liver, drown into a bath of crab emulsion and some cognac, just before opting for a creamy truffled chantilly pie or a generous Marie-Antoinette brioche, topped with a hint of caviar.
If you’re more into French classics, you could try the legendary Vol-au-Vent, the Canard à la Bigarade or even la Poularde Demi-Deuil…
Last but not least, you can be sure that a huge focus is set on desserts, with a real detail brought to scenery. If we mention this dome hiding a charming giraffe, surrounded by sweet chocolate delights. A farandole of sweet delights is proposed and can be shared, among a surprising lemon pancake, flambéed with limoncello, a fine cream soaked into a vanilla syrup, incredible (still homemade) pink praline ice cream and a Fontainebleau in reference to the royal dairy.