By Kelsey Llewellyn
Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester
Your gastronomic adventure will commence with a stunning presentation of amuse-bouche in a dainty porcelain egg, progress through signature dishes (including sauté gourmand of lobster, truffled chicken quenelles and homemade pasta) and enchant you with a finale featuring four trolleys of delectable desserts (such as mignardises). The best part? Chef Alain Ducasse, one of the world’s most celebrated chefs, has compiled a premier culinary team to guide you through this ethereal journey. Interpreting Chef Ducasse’s French cuisine with his own modern flair, Executive Chef Jean-Philippe Blondet champions fresh and colorful produce in the restaurant’s tasting, seasonal and vegetarian menus. Luxury and attention to detail does not deprive this elegant establishment of the warm, natural beauty created by the modest cream and tan palette that decorates the space. For a private dining experience that quite literally sparkles, reserve “Table Lumière,” which will enclose you and your dinner party in a sumptuous, glimmering curtain of 4,500 fiber optic lights.