The Stunning Interiors of Alain Ducasse’s Restaurant in Monte-Carlo

Located at the historic Hôtel de Paris, in Monte Carlo, the restaurant of Alain Ducasse re-opened its doors in April 2015 with a new menu and a renovated dining room by Patrick Jouin and Sanjit Manku. The restaurant’s new aspect subtly evokes the Riviera’s art de vivre. A rigorous and yet infinitely warm special organization. The restaurant interiors are beautifully decorated and must be enjoyed. Take a look.

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Jouin and Manku’s design was inspired by the room’s central ceiling fresco, a nymph surrounded by cherubs, painted by Marie-Félix Hippolyte Lucas when the hotel was built.

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Set within a ceiling rose, the room’s shape reverberated in its configuration as a series of concentric circles, the most eminent of which is the halo-shaped chandelier suspended underneath. This 7 meters diameter chandelier overlooks the entire dining room. Seven hundred pieces of glass, all unique, carefully assembled by hand. It dominates the room, magically illuminating the ornate ceiling with a soft glow.

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Also in the dining room, the service ballet, impeccably set by restaurant manager Michel Lang articulates around a piece located in the center of the room, the “L’Office”. The actions of the service are precise, the attention paid to the guest permutes into a subtle and demanding art.

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“L’Office” serves as the central service station, or more accurately, the “stage” for the ballet performed by the front-of-house team. Made out of cherry wood and glass, it is shielded by two metal-bladed wings that open up when the service begins to reveal the bread, oils and butter section on the one side, and the liqueurs and chocolates on the other.

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“L’Office” itself stands on a circular inlay of ebony and dark stone around which fans out a custom-designed carpet of abstract patterns in muted blues and deep grays that harmoniously complement the earthy shades and gilded details of the existing room décor.

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This is a bold decision, as it stages gestures normally hidden from guests, right in center stage. The floor dressing evokes a stormy sky. Furniture with a sense of levity and lightness made of wood, light leather, chrome and polished stainless steel.

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