Five years after the opening of Le Dalí, Le Meurice’s three-star Chef Yannick Alléno restores true hotel cuisine to its rightful place, and revives a gastronomic tradition from the days when eminent establishments would cater for the palates of both passing travellers and resident guests. He does so with his usual creativity, at the heart of the very first "palace" hotel in Paris.
For the launch of the new Le Dalí restaurant in December 2007, Yannick Alléno introduced an original concept for a tempting and innovative menu, in Salvador Dalí’s lair. After devoting five years to the five senses in a pure Daliesque, delicious and authentic spirit, Yannick Alléno now leaves this cuisine d’auteur behind to reinterpret la cuisine de palace.
With characteristic flair, he restores flavour to good, simple, hearty food and, in doing so, simply interprets modern French tastes.
Le Dalí goes beyond immediate pleasure and cultivates the art of savouring a rich selection of starters, fish, meat, side dishes and desserts.
Choose from, though not only, Collection of precious tomatoes with basil (22€), or a Blue lobster salad, mixed diced vegetables with coral (58€), Salt cod "brandade" with golden croutons, mixed salad leaves (26€), Langoustine Carpaccio, diced fresh mango and Avruga (35€), Agnolotti with artichokes and Parmesan cheese shavings (45€), served with white
beans in a truffle juice, or Home-made French fries.
End on a sweet note with the delicious concoctions of Head Pâtissier Camille Lesecq, such as a Lime and sweetened tequila religieuse pastry (14€), a Sesame biscuit and roast apricot (14€), Soft black cherry cake, cinnamon crumble (14€), the Dacquoise with roasted almonds, melting rasperries (14€), or the famous Saint-Honoré Rivoli-style with Grand
Cru chocolate (14€).
Le Dalí eschews artifice and swagger, preferring to dazzle with elegance and refinement. Why wait to delight your palate ?
These five years clearly mark the harmony and balance which Le Meurice, the first Parisian palace hotel, has nurtured since 1835.
They do say five is the nuptial number, after all.
The Palace Distinction, created in november 2012, recognizes the "French Excellence" according to a very precise list of criteria drawn up by the French Minister of Tourism. Le
Meurice managed to seduce the jury with its exceptional location, its architecture, the quality of the equipments and the personalization of the service.