PARIS, 2014-8-11 — /Travel PR News/ — From 1 September until 12 October, Le Royal Monceau, Raffles Paris and Executive Chef Laurent André celebrate the launch of Dom Pérignon Rosé 2003 Vintage, described by Dom Pérignon Brand as ‘‘a year of superlatives: one like no other, defined by extremes’’. The Parisian palace infused by art and culture introduces a temporary Dom Pérignon Suite for guests to embark on a two day journey while experiencing the newly created ‘Rosé Paradox’ menu at La Cuisine, the hotel’s Michelin starred restaurant, followed by a trip to Champagne during the harvest.
The ‘Rosé Paradox’ menu has been developed during a workshop attended by 9 chefs from across the world, including Mexico, Japan, the United States and Italy. Each course emphasizes the extremely complex bouquet of Rosé Vintage 2003, with notes of ripe fruit, fig, violet and vanilla and a silky, spicy material which gradually disappears into a salty and mineral finish.
A personal reinterpretation by Laurent André, Executive Chef at Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris and the only French chef that was present at the workshop, the 5 course menu, priced at 130 € per person, will be available every evening exclusively at La Cuisine restaurant and in the lounge areas for private dining.
On the menu: salmon salad and rabbit with hazelnut butter (Chef Matteo Baronetto, Turin, Italy); Hamachi ceviche, rhubarb and crispy scallops (Chef Oliver Ollysan ‘Lange, London, England); Quenelles on a skewer with black truffles and lobster sauce (Chef Laurent André, Paris, France); green pea Vichyssoise, carbonara with duck breast and cocoa fig sauce (Karim Lakhani and David Deshaies, New York, USA) and fresh strawberries, figs, guava, blackcurrant with vanilla and violet (Pierre Hermé Paris, France).
To continue the tasting experience, Le Royal Monceau, Raffles Paris also offers a pop-up Suite, inspired by the Dom Pérignon Champagne universe, in one of its luxurious Signature Suites designed by Philippe Starck (from 3000 € per night).
Serge Ethuin, General Manager says: “Art is part of the fabric of our hotel – with our theatre, art gallery, private art collection, Arts Bookstore and our exclusive At Concierge Service. We are delighted to be part of the launch of Dom Pérignon’s Rosé 2003. The making of great champagne is an art in itself, full of stories and history – just like Raffles.’’
For wine lovers, Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris offers a 2 night stay including Suite accommodation in a Junior Suite, a ‘Rosé Paradox’ dinner at La Cuisine restaurant with a bottle of Dom Pérignon Rosé Vintage 2003 and a day visit to Champagne at the heart of the harvest, with a Dom Pérignon vintage tasting, access to the cellars of Epernay, the vineyards of Abbaye de Hautvillers, where the much celebrated monk Dom Pierre Pérignon lived as well as lunch at the Michelin starred Relais & Châteaux ‘La Briqueterie’ (from 2,200 € per night, minimum 2 nights).
From 1 September until 12 October 2014
A Dom Pérignon « Rosé Paradox » dinner at Michelin starred restaurant La Cuisine
5 courses, 130€ per person, 100€ per glass, 500€ per bottle
Suite Ephémère Dom Pérignon (Signature Suite) starts from 3000€ per night, including:
An overnight stay for two, a bottle of Dom Pérignon Rosé Vintage 2003 on arrival, a ‘Rosé Paradox’ dinner at La Cuisine restaurant with a bottle of Dom Pérignon Vintage 2003, breakfast and unlimited access to the swimming pool and fitness facilities of the Spa My Blend by Clarins.
Day visit to Champagne « Grape-harvest » starts 2200€ per night, including:
An overnight stay in a Junior Suite (minimum 2 nights), a Dom Pérignon ‘Rosé Paradox’ dinner at La Cuisine restaurant with a bottle of Rosé 2003, breakfast, unlimited access to the swimming pool and fitness facilities of the Spa My Blend by Clarins and a day visit to Champagne including a private return transfer, a visit to the cellars and vineyards, a Dom Pérignon vintage tasting and lunch at La Briqueterie restaurant (1 Michelin star).
NOTE TO EDITORS
THE ROYAL MONCEAU – RAFFLES PARIS reopened in 2010 as the most exciting 5-star luxury hotel in the City of Lights, after a dramatic and complete two-year transformation by designer Philippe Starck. The hotel has 149 luxurious rooms and suites and is just minutes from the Arc-de-Triomphe and the Champs-Elysées in Paris’ 8th arrondissement. At Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris, art is omnipresent, with an exclusive service of Art Concierge, an Art Bookstore, a private Art Gallery, a 99-seat cinema theatre and an impressive private art collection. Food and drink are an art form here too – from the buzz of the Long Bar on the ground floor, to the two Michelin-star restaurants, ‘La Cuisine’ for gourmet French food and ‘Il Carpaccio’ for the best Italian in Paris. Not to be missed are the delicious pastries, macarons and chocolates by Pierre Hermé, considered by Vogue magazine as the ‘Picasso of pastry’. The 1,500sqm Spa My Blend by Clarins is an award-winning white paradise, with the longest swimming pool in a Paris hotel. www.LeRoyalMonceau.com
RAFFLES HOTELS & RESORTS: Raffles Hotels & Resorts is an award-winning, luxury international hotel company with a history dating back to 1887 with the opening of Raffles Hotel, Singapore. The portfolio currently comprises ten luxurious properties, from secluded resorts to city hotels in key locations around the world: in Singapore, Paris, Cambodia, China, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles and most recently the Philippines. Each one is an oasis of calm and charm. The company is embarking on a new phase of expansion, with openings in Istanbul in September, and Poland and Indonesia scheduled over the next year. With a compelling mix of cultures and styles, every hotel in the Raffles family has its own individual personality, with its own story to tell and its own sense of place. However, each one is proud to draw on the timeless essence of Raffles – to deliver thoughtful, personal and discreet service to well-travelled guests. www.raffles.com
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