If you find yourself craving fine Parisian fare this summer, don’t satisfy your cravings anywhere but the 3 Michelin starred Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester.
Awarded the title of Finest Chef in the World in 2003, Alain Ducasse can be described only as one of the finest French chefs in the world with incomparable culinary repertoire, combining not only the very finest French influenced cooking but dining concepts reflective of influences from around the world. To list his experience and accolades would be no mean feat, as there are many of them.
Born on a farm in the south west of France, Alain Ducasse grew up in a place steeped in culinary elegance, history and elegance. It was his childhood, surrounded by ducks, geese and foie gras that would lead him down the not-often-taken path of culinary genius, and land him on our doorstop, at The Dorchester.
Despite no longer being in the kitchen, Alain Ducasse’s presence and influence permeates every aspect of what he is a part of. Not only does he drive the inspiration behind his kitchens, he also manages the best talent he entrusts his beloved work in. Executive chef Jocelyn Herland interprets Alain Ducasse’s cuisine with a modern and refined approach, consistently enhancing and championing seasonal produce sourced from Britain and France. Expect to see on the menu such summertime delicacies as langoustines, heritage tomato, Dorset crab, halibut and veal, as well as signature dishes that include truffled chicken quenelles and homemade pasta; Fillet of beef Rossini, crunchy cos lettuce, ‘sacristain’ potatoes and the decadent Baba like in ‘Monte Carlo’.
The perfect place for lunch, the stunning restaurant offers a 3 course set menu including wine, water and coffee, as well offering an a la carte menu, tasting menu and seasonal menu. Private dining is also a must-try experience on the exquisite Table Lumière, where guests can create a tailored dining experience by choosing from specially selected sets of china by Hermès and dining in either the spacious Salon Park Lane bathed in natural light or the cosy Salon Prive. www.alainducasse-dorchester
Written by: Rebecca Atherton 26/7/12