Cheval Blanc’s – the LVMH-owned luxury hotel group – mission has always been to take its discerning guests on a journey to some of the world’s most sought-after destinations and then immerse them in a new ‘Art of Emotion’ once there, capitalising on a sense of place, levels of luxury par excellence and a crystallised focus on the culinary arts. Now, with the opening of Cheval Blanc Paris last month and four bold new restaurant experiences within it, the hotel portfolio is further establishing itself as something of a gastronomic juggernaut.
The four restaurants that sit under Cheval Blanc Paris’ ever-pretty parapluie, merge the worlds of restaurant, brasserie and café dining. There’s Limbar, the not-to-be-missed meeting place at the edge of the Seine, that after dark becomes a prized secret of Paris’ in-the-know cocktail connoisseurs; Pléntitude, by Arnauld Donckele, an intimate restaurant centred around rural culture and the cult of seasonality; the wildly colourful and contemporary Le Tout-Paris on the seventh floor, with its city skyline views, hanging garden and weekend highlight of Dimanche à la Folie (a reinvented Sunday get-together); and Milanese restaurant Langosteria, which crosses the Italian border for the first time to take up residence at the hotel, which serves up an ode to fish and seafood.
If you’ve been fortunate enough to stay at a Cheval Blanc property – Maldives, Courcheval or St. Barth Isle de France – you’ll already have an appreciation of the brand’s intimate attention to detail that goes so much further than crease-free, corner-perfect beds and impeccably well-turned out staff. And this new culinary exploration into Paris’ gastronomy scene simply takes the signature Cheval Blanc experience to whole new levels.