10 Michelin stars in 4 days!
Everyone knows that France is the country of gastronomy. Every year, the Michelin guide puts out his selection of the best tables. We have made a journey tailor made just for you out of four of the best tables, that will make you discover special hotels, enjoy unique experiences and see France just a little differently.
The experiential David Toutain - 1*
We start our culinary voyage with something botanical. Natural. Raw. A little unapologetic. Creative, the chef invites you to discover his world, on his terms. Ceramics, planks, branches, porcelains, shells and other obscure objecs may serve as a catwalk to the parade of the tasting menus. All your senses will be whispered to or barked at. You will leave feeling that more than just your stomach was filled. Consider yourself warned.
The unique Guy Savoy - 3*
Unique. The word that best describes this Burgundy-born chef, whose restaurant was nominated "Best in the world" for the second time in 2017. Unique even in the walls he invested - oldest French institution, the mint. In this exceptional setting, he has seen thngs big: six rooms adorned with contemporary paintings and first-rate sculptures - many of which are lent by François Pinault (Kering group) - with windows with old frames overlooking the Seine ... All of these are signs of his success, but they do not distract the man from his work: his cuisine is lived as a party, his creations are authentic and the flavors sometimes brutal. It will send your hearts in leaps and bounds.
The suprising Assiette Champenoise - 3*
Champagne - a wine and a region. Now, perhaps even a gastronomy. Arnaud Lallement's "champagne plate" is a beautiful tribute to both. He sees France as a big vegetable garden in a beautiful farm. Every ingredient is carefully chosen, transformed with high technicity to allow only the bare necesseties to compose a beautiful canvas, pure, filled with flavours. To accompany this chapter, the wine cellar has over a 1000 champagne references. And when it's over, you can hop over to the 5-star hotel of this special house. Easy peasy. And because with us, you'll probably go from Paris to Reims in a helicopter, you'll have time to visit a couple of Champagne houses before your evening plans. Sounds exceptionally exciting, no?
The authentic Auberge de l'Ill - 3*
Ask any French, and they'll tell you that Alsace is something different. Auberge de l'Ill is the perfect example of that. First Michelin star in 1952, second in 1957 and in 1967 - the third. That is 51 years of 3 Michelin star history, in a small village by the water called Illhaeusern, in Alsace. You see, at the Auberge de l'Ill, cooking is a family affair and excellence is transmited from one generation to the next. In this typical alsacian style house, you will taste a cuisine that is sort of the perfect synergy between tradition and modernity. And what strikes is the simplicity and the humility of this well-know French gastronomy family. In 1992, they opened a hotel, that was recently refurbished. A true ode to nature, the 5-star hotel has just 16 rooms, all made from noble materials.
After this incredible worldwind and to end this incredible voyage with some rest, we recommend Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa, in Baden-Baden in Germany. Relax in the famous thermal baths, reflect on this incredible experience you just had and softly slip back into reality.