In a beautiful eighteenth century apartment overlooking the Neptune fountain – so close you could almost be in the Palace itself – we invite you to travel through time. Over a meal fit for a King, our historian, Alexandre Loire will introduce you to the flavors and the lifestyle of the period.
Lunch will be served in the private dining room, allowing you to enjoy this unique moment of conviviality, culture and gastronomy in absolute comfort.
A taste of revolution. The reign of Louis XIV was a milestone in France’s culinary history: it was marked by an abandon of previous popular spices in favour of a rediscovery of the authentic tastes and flavors of food. The period also witnessed innovations in vegetable production techniques (asparagus, strawberries, pineapple …) and of course, the invention of Champagne.
The dining habits of eighteenth century aristocratic society: A meal “à la Française” was simultaneously a moment of solemnity and of great conviviality. You will learn that the opulence of the dining table went hand in hand with a sense of ritual in the upper classes of society of the Ancien Regime.
Join us for this historic dining adventure.