The Cristal Room, Baccarat

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Yes, this is Baccarat’s Cristal Room, where one has the opportunity to be totally surrounded by and immersed in the rare and refined that is Baccarat.  My fascination for this luxury item knows no bounds.  It was the initial stay at Baccarat New York that set me on this journey of complete and total loyalty to the craftsmanship, commitment to excellence and the utter brilliance and beauty of the remarkable offerings of this atelier crystal producer.  That deep desire to know and experience Baccarat led me to Musée Baccarat, Paris where I discovered the Cristal room – –  outstanding gastronomy and elegant crystal – – Paradise found, again!!!!

We entered the Cristal Room and were elegantly escorted through the main dining room were beautiful chandeliers adored the ceiling as if thousands of twinkling stars floated above your head in magical clusters of brilliance.   Passing table after table we reach what appeared to be the entrance to a grand dining hall sealed with secrecy and the kind of privacy one acquires by reigning over subjects – – the private dining room was all ours.  Shocked and amazed, but totally willing to be seated, we graciously planted ourselves in our seats.   As the mystical and mysterious Zénith Noir Chandelier (Black crystal) with all its weight and power floated over us, it felt as if the night sky was hanging inches away with glimmering twilight meticulously disbursed throughout and all we had to do was to sit back, relax and let Chef Mathieu Mécheri wow us for the night.

Tonight we dined with beautiful crystal all around – – tomorrow up close and personal with the rare and refined that is Baccarat.

 

Staircase leading to the Cristal Room
Staircase leading to the Cristal Room

 

The Grand Chandelier from the 1855 Exhibition in Paris
The Grand Chandelier from the 1855 Exhibition in Paris

 

Entrance to the Cristal Room
Entrance to the Cristal Room

 

ZÉNITH NOIR CHANDELIER Black crystal by Philippe Starck

 

Ahhh…time to dine!!!!

 

Popover
Popover

 

 Louis Roederer Rosé
Louis Roederer Rosé

 

Louis Roederer Rosé
Louis Roederer Rosé

 

Terradria 2007 Chardonnay - George Duboeuf
Terradria 2007 Chardonnay – George Duboeuf

 

Oeuf comme un mystère aux noisettes, coulis de champignons et riquette fine
Oeuf comme un mystère aux noisettes, coulis de champignons et riquette fine

 

Oeuf comme un mystère aux noisettes, coulis de champignons et riquette fine
Oeuf comme un mystère aux noisettes, coulis de champignons et riquette fine

 

Oeuf comme un mystère aux noisettes, coulis de champignons et riquette fine
Oeuf comme un mystère aux noisettes, coulis de champignons et riquette fine

 

Oeuf comme un mystère aux noisettes, coulis de champignons et riquette fine
Oeuf comme un mystère aux noisettes, coulis de champignons et riquette fine

 

Salad de haricots verts et champignons de Paris
Salad de haricots verts et champignons de Paris

 

2013 Domaine Saint Préfert Châteauneuf-du-Pape Réserve Auguste Favier
2013 Domaine Saint Préfert Châteauneuf-du-Pape Réserve Auguste Favier

 

Sweetbreads
Ris de veau rôti en croûte de cometé et au din jaune, mousseline de pommes de terre

 

Dèclinaison d'agneau de lait de Lozère – De la tête aux pieds – mousseline de pois cassés et condiments
Dèclinaison d’agneau de lait de Lozère – De la tête aux pieds – mousseline de pois cassés et condiments

 

With Chef Mathieu Mécheri
With Chef Mathieu Mécheri

 

On the balcony of the private dining room

 

Baccarat Mirror on the balcony

 

View of private dining room from the balcony

 

View of private dining room from the balcony

 

2014 Bourgogne VV – Rodolphe Demougeot

 

2014 Bourgogne VV - Rodolphe Demougeot
2014 Bourgogne VV – Rodolphe Demougeot

 

Chocolat blanc au coquelicot, coeur de fruits rouges et sorbet framboise.
Chocolat blanc au coquelicot, coeur de fruits rouges et sorbet framboise.

 

Soufflé à la mirabelle de Lorraine
Soufflé à la mirabelle de Lorraine

 

What an incredible evening as this was the first of many magnificent dinners in lovely Paris.  Having the opportunity to experience the private dining room in the Cristal Room was a major surprise and one that we cherished as it allowed for total enchantment of the mystical ambience of the Cristal Room and the delicious cuisine of Chef Mathieu Mécheri.

 

Cristal Room

11 Place des États-Unis, 75116 Paris, France
 +33 1 40 22 11 10