Alain Ducasse to Open Ore Restaurant at Versailles Palace
World renowned chef Alain Ducasse is opening a contemporary café at the historical Versailles Palace outside Paris this Summer, it has been confirmed.
This eatery, entitled Ore, will provide quick bites and gourmet pastries for the public. The name itself is derived from the Latin term for “mouth”.
Ore will be situated on the first floor of the palace’s Pavilion Dufour, and will offer dinners scenic views over the Royal Courtyard.
The interior has been designed by architects Dominique Perrault and Frédéric Didier (the head architect of the Palace of Versailles) and aims to mix modernity along with a respect for the past.
“Versailles is a dream that impassions and fascinates. It is a privilege to bring forth my modest contribution to the contemporary history of the Palace” Ducasse commented.
The spirit of the Palace will also be revitalized through the hosting of private events and dinners after regular service, harking back to the great feasts and grand banquets held during the time of Louis XIV.
The Palace of Versailles has been steadily growing in its stature as one of the most exciting spots to visit in France. On the art front, it has enjoyed modern art pieces by names like Olafur Eliasson and Anish Kapoor.