I can’t believe it’s been almost nine years since I last dined at Alain Ducasse in Plaza Athénée. Although the years have come and gone, one thing remains at the center of my experience – – EXCELLENCE!!! From reuniting with Chef Sommelier Laurent Roucayrol, meeting the new amazing staff whose service was impeccable (hello Sarah and Julien), to sharing a magical moment in the kitchen with Head Chef Romain Meder and Head Pastry Chef Jessica Prealpato, for me this is what fine dining is all about. Exceptional quality from beginning to end with a special touch of humility, gratitude and generosity.
This lunch was the perfect follow up to our time at Musée Baccarat as that amazing Rohan decanter greeted me with a fascinating wine Laurnet manged to stump me on. Ah, but the joy of being stumped came with the consumption of a fantastic Greek blanc and the rest is a culinary delight.
Having the opportunity to meet The Team at Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée was an amazing and gratifying experience. This is another one of those special encounters I spoke of with respect to the Baccarat experience. The A – Z of Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée sets the stage for, and prepares you to journey into a wonderful world of exciting, natural and reverential cuisine. I’ve made a promise to be back soon as nine years has been way too long.
Laurent, thank you kindly for the exceptional wine pairings and the terrific tour of the cellar.