Le Meurice – Alain Ducasse, Paris

Le Meurice, part of the Dorchester Collection, is just a short walk from the Louvre museum in Paris. The hotel houses a two Michelin starred restaurant by Alain Ducasse in one of the most beautiful and opulent dining rooms I’ve ever encountered. It is simply stunning. It’s a jacket and ‘tie preferred’ kind of place yet it doesn’t feel stuffy; service is friendly and relaxed … Continue reading Le Meurice – Alain Ducasse, Paris

Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester

There are only three 3 Michelin starred restaurants in London: recently awarded The Araki, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay and Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, which celebrated its 10th Birthday this year. At the helm is executive chef Jean-Philippe Blondet who commands a brigade of a whopping 27 chefs in a rather swanky kitchen preparing dishes from a plethora of different menus. There’s a la carte, a … Continue reading Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester

Rivea, Knightsbridge

Rivea (pronounced like Nivea FYI), is the second UK restaurant from Alain Ducasse – after his three Michelin starred eponymous restaurant in the Dorchester. This one also has a swanky location, in the Bvlgari Hotel in Knightsbridge down in the basement. A hotel restaurant in the basement is never an easy thing to pull off. We shouldn’t have been so pessimistic however – as we … Continue reading Rivea, Knightsbridge