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Le Bristol Paris and Dom Pérignon: the unique collaboration of two luminaries of the art of living

2023-12-09T08:19:09.894Z

Highlights: Le Bristol Paris and Dom Pérignon have joined forces for an ephemeral and explosive experience to assert their respective know-how. Two cubes of similar size have been built on site. During the day, thanks to a set of mirrors, they blend completely into the décor and are almost imperceptible to a visitor who would not take the time to observe. In the evening, on the other hand, you can clearly see the two infrastructures, which could pass for tiny houses. On the menu, a creative "dialogue" in five courses accompanied by five exceptional champagnes.


The famous Parisian palace and the champagne house have joined forces for an ephemeral and explosive experience to assert their respective know-how. Backstage.


Le Bristol Paris, the famous palace on Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré next to the Élysée Palace, is no stranger to sidestepping and daring. The establishment likes to take care of its history while willingly, sometimes, stepping out of its comfort zone.

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The birth, thanks to the health crisis, of his small grocery store where the many products made on site - bread, cheese, chocolate, and now pasta - are sold is a nice illustration of this... This unprecedented and ephemeral collaboration with the prestigious Dom Pérignon champagne house is a new bubble of creativity.

Mirror Game

This "experiment" takes place in the open air, in the garden of Le Bristol - the largest garden of Parisian palaces - where two cubes of similar size have been built on site. During the day, thanks to a set of mirrors, they blend completely into the décor and are even almost imperceptible to a visitor who would not take the time to observe.

In the evening, on the other hand, you can clearly see the two infrastructures, which could pass for tiny houses. Two cubes that are the scene of a unique experience: a food and wine pairing designed from scratch by the chef of the three-starred restaurant Epicure Éric Fréchon and Vincent Chaperon, cellar master of the Dom Pérignon house.

Bubbles under the stars

The experiment begins in the cube on the right. Once the door is opened, you will discover, behind the curtains, a space of about twenty square meters that looks like a private bar like a speakeasy. The group of customers - a maximum of six - can enjoy glasses of vintage champagne that are normally only offered by the bottle. A moment of freedom and sharing, on high chairs, leaning on the bar, which serves as an appetizer. Behind the bar, the Bristol teams and an ambassador from the Dom Pérignon house.

The rest of the evening takes place about ten metres away: all you have to do is cross the garden to rush into the second cube, where a black raw wood table is set up for six people. A few colourful books - Rothko, Basquiat, or the latest book by chef Éric Fréchon - are displayed on small bookcases hanging on the wall.

On the ceiling: a large mirror. The glass walls allow diners to see what's going on outside... while keeping opaque what's going on inside. A bubble of intimacy, one would say, lost in the middle of nowhere. Because if we arrived blindfolded, nothing would suggest that we were at Le Bristol, in the heart of Paris. It happens that some customers, curious, stick their heads on the glass in an attempt to catch a glimpse of what is going on inside...

A gastronomic escape

The gastronomic ballet of "perfect balances" - the ultimate wish of both houses - the beginnings of which began last spring, can begin. On the menu, a creative "dialogue" in five courses accompanied by five exceptional champagnes. A Bresse chicken cooked in a bladder is the answer to a vintage Dom Pérignon 2002, plénitude 2. Perfect match. More surprising; a rosé champagne - the Dom Pérignon rosé vintage 2009 - is explosive and goes perfectly with scallops.

In order for the teams to bring the dishes, the infrastructure communicates with the interior of the palace and the kitchens of the Epicure restaurant. If the customer wants to freshen up, he goes behind two consecutive curtains and finds himself in a room. in the middle of the dining room. Two rooms, two atmospheres, with the same excellence. Who are the expected customers? "We don't really know," the two sides said. Champagne and gastronomy enthusiasts, who will wish, with family, friends, or between professional relations, to treat themselves to this unique escape, the price of which is at the fixed rate of 1200 euros per person.

Source: lefigaro

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