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Travel : currently closed Hotel Plaza Athénée exceptionally opens its doors to The Parisian Eye for a dinner by Alain Ducasse with Krug

Apr 16, 2014 | Parisian Eye

Yesterday, I had the privilege to attend an exceptional event. Temporarily closed for restoration, the Hotel Plaza Athénée Paris opened its doors to a very happy few for « Krug en Capitale » : a dinner based on a menu arranged by triple Michelin starred chef Alain Ducasse to match Krug champagne’s best cuvées, while admiring Paris’ rooftops and the Eiffel Tower from one of the palace’s revisited 8th floor Eiffel suites…

Between April 9 and 23, the Hotel Plaza Athénée offers a handful of lucky people this once in a lifetime opportunity.
A truly exceptional experience – the Hotel Plaza Athénée is currently closed to complete renovation and expansion plans ; « Krug en Capitale » is an ephemeral and unexpected rendez-vous in one of the most legendary palaces of Paris.
Incredible sound installation in the suite before dinner.. With the Eiffel Tower in the background ! Shot with my Leica
Perfect service, perfect hotel and perfect champagne – shot with my Leica
A very rare rare crystal Baschet installation – shot with my Leica
A meeting between gastronomy, design and music, « Krug en Capitale » at the Hotel Plaza Athénée is staged by New York based French artist Sebastien Leon. For the occasion, the designer, musician and performer has designed an unprecedented itinerary from the street to the suite : 150 meters of corridors, a lift, two lounges and two bedrooms have been entirely revisited for this one of a kind experience.
Taking guests from a raw ground floor, the breathtaking journey through the scenography leads them to a polished suite with a dining area, and finally a private terrace, where Sebastien Leon set up an incredible sound installation : the « Carileon », a sculpture inspired by Krug’s bottles.

The dining room in the suite – shot with my Leica
En suite Krug bar – shot with my Leica
The decor is inspired by the artist’s experience while visiting Krug – shot with my Leica
After a first glass of Krug and appetizers to get familiar with Sebastien Leon’s sound universe, we dined through the evening to the perfect combination of Alain Ducasse’s cuisine and Krug champagne. An evening that epitomizes the type of experiences the Hotel Plaza Athénée Paris is known for, and that I can’t wait to find again once the palace reopens in the upcoming months !!

That’s me 🙂 – shot with my Leica
I am not a dessert person… But for Alain Ducasse… Shot with my Leica
After dinner, we went to the suite’s rooftop terrace… Shot with my Leica
The Carileon – shot with my Leica
A perfect end to a perfect evening – shot with my Leica


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