Sofitel Le Parc’s restaurant in Paris pays homage to the two great chefs that made its name, in a new décor that changes with the seasons
Accor has announced plans to renovate Sofitel Le Parc over a period of two years, transforming the hotel into the jewel of its prestige Sofitel brand in Paris. The hotel has already reopened its restaurant, Le Relais du Parc, which has been completely redecorated and pays homage to the two most famous French chefs: Alain Ducasse and Joël Robuchon, both of whom were instrumental in establishing the restaurant’s excellent reputation. It seemed only fitting to devise a menu comprising their best recipes, which have made this restaurant so successful.
Le Relais du Parc is now offering four dishes by each of the two great chefs on the menu, such as Alain Ducasse’s buttered pasta shells with ham and truffle in a roast-meat jus and Joël Robuchon’s pigeon with cabbage and foie gras, all resulting in a feast of flavours prepared by Romain Corbière, Chef at Le Relais du Parc, and Samuel Benne, Executive Chef of the Sofitel Le Parc hotel.
The menu makes the most of fresh market produce. For lunch, Le Relais du Parc offers a set menu of EURO 45*, and for dinner, a menu with an average price of EURO 75. For connoisseurs of fine wine, Le Relais du Parc will offer a unique opportunity to sample the great vintages from one of the finest cellars in Paris, available in carafes of 37.5cl. The sommelier will also offer a 50-cl carafe of the wine of the week.
*Includes two courses, one glass of wine and a coffee.
Like fashion, the décor of Le Relais du Parc will change with the seasons. The interior designer Gilles Le Gall, famous for his event-based projects and seasonal restaurants, has conceived a room to interact with Sofitel Le Parc’s renowned inside garden terrace. In autumn and winter, the colours of the walls will be warm with shades of chocolate, caramel and raspberry, with seven large contemporary paintings by the artist Frédéric Brunet reinforcing the theme of brown, in a cosy atmosphere. In spring and summer, green and beige will refresh and lighten up the décor, the brown paintings giving way to seven new images dominated by red fruits. The large picture windows will allow guests to admire the hotel garden and its wide variety of plants.
For relaxation, the lounge area of Le Relais du Parc is ideal for enjoying a cocktail or a coffee, opposite the three contemporary fireplaces and the bookcase featuring, of course, works by Alain Ducasse and Joël Robuchon.
Sofitel Le Parc:
Located between the Place de l’Etoile and the Trocadéro, the Sofitel Le Parc is situated on Avenue Raymond Poincaré, in the heart of the 16th arrondissement. On entering the wood-panelled hall, the visitor discovers the elegant atmosphere of an English or Norman manor. Ancient paintings, curtains and drapes, cabinets designed and made by Lord Linley – the fin-de-siècle interior with a luxuriant atmosphere, at the centre of which is a beautiful collection of sculptures by Arman. The impression of a change of scenery becomes strongest on seeing the terrace garden, and even more so on entering the bedroom. The décor by the celebrated designer Nina Campbell is an unexpected and contemporary interpretation of English style.
In all the bedrooms you will find “MyBed”, the new bed concept designed by Sofitel offering a top-of-the-range mattress, an additional feather mattress, a duvet and four down pillows, for unrivalled comfort and a blissful night’s sleep. Sofitel Le Parc, is a charming and unusual residence for business or leisure stays, where the friendly and efficient staff attend to the guests’ every comfort.