An elegant dining experience awaits you at the Four Season’s George V’s formal restaurant, Le Cinq. Surrounded by palatial opulence, yet with the intimacy of dining in a private chateau, you’ll find exquisite attention paid to every detail: even the tablecloths, china and silverware are custom made.
Look closely at the cameo found in the center of each plate of white china. The emblematic cameo is a reproduction of the cameo visible on top of each wall in the restaurant.
Don’t rush. You’ll find exquisite details throughout Le Cinq.
If you appreciate haute cuisine and faultless service, you will savor your evening here. Le Cinq deserves every one of its Michelin stars. The “macaroons,” or stars, represent the highest honor that can be bestowed on a restaurant, particularly in Europe, where it shows gastronomic excellence. An impressive feat!
It’s always fun people watching, whether it’s the general comings and goings of guests, or the endless stream of celebrities dining at Le Cinq. If you had dined on election night, you would have seen French President Nicolas Sarkozy celebrating his election victory.
Many years back, you might have dined on lobster with chocolate sauce alongside Burt Lancaster, Clark Gable, Katherine Hepburn or Charlie Chaplin. My how times have changed in dining tastes!
One evening you might enjoy the tomatoes from Provence Collection 2010 as a millefeuille with crabmeat – carpaccio/fried/iced Liegeois/Panini or perhaps abalone from the Atlantic Coast with seaweed butter/creamy watercress soup/white cocao beans and ginger/lemon vinegar. These are the two appetizers I might order if I were lucky enough to hop on a plane to Paris this weekend.
Still have room for desert? Perhaps a crispy chocolate and mint creation served with cocoa sorbet, white mint granita and Manjari chocolate might sound appealing, or possibly something simpler; does a seasonal peach milkshake hit the spot?
Try tables 1 and 19 along the wall for the best dining experience, or alternatively, settle into one of the comfortable sofas, which offer excellent views of the restaurant, courtyard and even the entrance leading to Avenue Georges V. Be honest. Wouldn’t you love to book a table for next weekend?
Did you know that many years ago, management had the unique idea of offering its guests the option of having their dinner conversations recorded under the table. At the end of the evening, guests would not only pick up their coats, but a souvenir recording of their dining experience.
Guests would take pride in building libraries of conversations in their homes. No doubt today, they would be accused of eavesdropping. Imagine how times have changed!
– The Gourmet Review