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Paris’ Le Meurice Hotel, which is home to Restaurant Le Meurice, one of The Daily Meal’s 101 Best Hotel Restaurants Around the World, is celebrating its "3X5 Anniversary" with new offerings, including the opening of a private dining room, new menus, and renovations of the hotel’s suites and Dali apartment where artist Salvador Dali once resided.
The "3X5 Anniversary" marks a trio of five-year anniversaries: chef Yannick Alléno’s awarding of three Michelin stars; renovations by Philippe Starck and the opening of Le Dali Restaurant, and the fifth annual Meurice Prize for Contemporary Arts.
The Château d'Yquem Private Dining Room opens this winter. The minimalist black and gold décor designed by Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance features a window into the kitchen and a table that seats four to eight diners. Chef Alléno's menu includes food-and-wine pairings and is open Monday to Friday. The cost is €1,500 (US$1,928) for the venue plus €450 per person (US$578).
The Le Dali Restaurant celebrates its five-year anniversary with a special menu that includes blue lobster salad, mixed diced vegetables with coral, agnolotti with artichokes and Parmesan cheese shavings, and creative desserts such as the famous Saint-Honoré Rivoli-style.
Restaurant Le Meurice has a new lunch menu, "The Gastronomic Meal of the French," in honor of the anniversary. The €105 ($135) meal includes four courses and seven dishes, and begins with an aperitif and ends with liqueurs. The menu items change regularly but include mushroom casserole with bone marrow, salted caramel meringue and roast Brittany lobster, Choisy garnish with cooked lettuce and potatoes.
Le Bar 228 also has a new Spanish tapas menu to pair with the bar’s signature cocktails, like its namesake 228 and a concoction in honor of Starck called Starcky.
Lauren Mack is the Travel Editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @lmack.