Le Meurice, a jewel in Dorchester Collection,
reinvents La Cuisine de Palace, a simple but no less delicious and imaginative cuisine that gives the ingredient pride of
Five years after the opening of Le Dalí, Le Meurice’s three-star
Chef Yannick Alléno restores true hotel cuisine to its rightful place, and revives a gastronomic tradition from the days when
eminent establishments would cater for the palates of both passing travellers and resident guests. He does so with his usual
creativity, at the heart of the very first "palace" hotel in Paris.
For the launch of the new Le Dalí restaurant in December
2007, Yannick Alléno introduced an original concept for a tempting and innovative menu, in Salvador Dalí’s lair. After
devoting five years to the five senses in a pure Daliesque, delicious and authentic spirit, Yannick Alléno now leaves this
cuisine d’auteur behind to reinterpret la cuisine de palace.
With characteristic flair, he restores flavour to good,
simple, hearty food and, in doing so, simply interprets modern French tastes.
Le Dalí goes beyond immediate pleasure and
cultivates the art of savouring a rich selection of starters, fish, meat, side dishes and desserts.
Choose from, though
not only, Collection of precious tomatoes with basil (22€), or a Blue lobster salad, mixed diced vegetables with coral
(58€), Salt cod "brandade" with golden croutons, mixed salad leaves (26€), Langoustine Carpaccio, diced fresh
mango and Avruga (35€), Agnolotti with artichokes and Parmesan cheese shavings (45€), served with white
in a truffle juice, or Home-made French fries.
End on a sweet note with the delicious concoctions of Head Pâtissier Camille
Lesecq, such as a Lime and sweetened tequila religieuse pastry (14€), a Sesame biscuit and roast apricot (14€),
Soft black cherry cake, cinnamon crumble (14€), the Dacquoise with roasted almonds, melting rasperries (14€),
or the famous Saint-Honoré Rivoli-style with Grand
Cru chocolate (14€).
Le Dalí eschews artifice and swagger,
preferring to dazzle with elegance and refinement. Why wait to delight your palate ?
These five years clearly mark the
harmony and They do say five is the nuptial number, after all..balance which Le Meurice, the first Parisian palace hotel,
has nurtured since 1835.