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Biennale des Antiquaires

9 Grands Chefs Relais & Châteaux at the ephemeral gourmet restaurant
at the Grand Palais from 11 to 21 September 2008

The Grands Chefs Relais & Châteaux will be in charge, together with the caterer Potel et Chabot, of the culinary events at the 24th Biennale des Antiquaires in Paris.

This year the ephemeral gourmet restaurant at the antiquarian festival, produced by Potel et Chabot, will offer an exclusive menu of an exceptional chef, including 9 Grands Chefs Relais & Châteaux, for every lunch and dinner.

Culinary programme:

-  Thursday 11 September: Pierre Maillet Grand Chef Relais & Châteaux, Hameau Albert 1er in Chamonix (Haute Savoie)

-  Friday 12 September: Patrick Bertron Grand Chef Relais & Châteaux, Relais Bernard Loiseau in Saulieu (Côte d’Or)

-  Saturday 13 September: Stéphane Raimbault Grand Chef Relais & Châteaux, Restaurant l’Oasis in La Napoule (Alpes Maritimes)

-  Sunday 14 September: Christophe Bacquié Grand Chef Relais & Châteaux, La Villa in Calvi (Corsica)

-  Monday 15 September: Patrick Henriroux Grand Chef Relais & Châteaux, La Pyramide in Vienne (Isère)

-  Tuesday 16 September: Hélène Darroze Grand Chef Relais & Châteaux, Restaurant Hélène Darroze in Paris

-  Wednesday 17 September: Jean-Michel Lorain Grand Chef Relais & Châteaux, La Côte Saint-Jacques in Joigny (Yonne)

-  Thursday 18 September: Jacques Chibois Grand Chef Relais & Châteaux, La Bastide Saint-Antoine in Grasse (Alpes Maritimes)

-  Friday 19 September: Jean-André Charial Grand Chef Relais & Châteaux, Oustau de Baumanière and in Baux de Provence (Bouches du Rhône)

Discover also Michel Roth, Chef des Cuisines of the Ritz on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 September.

Please find the detailed menus here.
Reservations on: +33 (0)1 53 23 15 25

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About Relais & Châteaux

Relais & Châteaux is an exclusive collection of 475 of the finest charming hotels and gourmet restaurants in 55 countries.

Established in France in 1954, the Association’s mission is to spread its unique art de vivre across the globe by selecting outstanding properties with a truly unique character.

Furthermore, Relais & Châteaux is also a family of hoteliers and Grands Chefs from all over the world who share a passion for and a personal commitment to ensuring their guests are privy to moments of exceptional harmony, an unforgettable celebration of the senses.

From the vineyards in Napa valley to the beaches in Bali, from the olive trees in Provence to the lodges in South Africa, Relais & Châteaux offers all the stops on the finest route for discovering each special place and country.

The Relais & Châteaux signature reflects this ambition:


About Potel et Chabot

For more than a century, generations of pastry chefs, chefs and maitres d’ have associated the name of two men, Mr Potel and Mr Chabot, with the French art of receiving well.

Whatever the event, the venue or the country, you never come across the same culinary creations twice … regardless of whether this concerns original recipes by Potel et Chabot or recipes elaborated by starred chefs, the tailor-made Potel et Chabot style remains an essential feature of every reception.

The ability to enthral between 10 and 10,000 guests with the same attention to detail and elegance … that’s part of the exceptional skills of Potel et Chabot.

When Potel et Chabot’s executive chef, Jean-Pierre Biffi, and his teams work with the Grands Chefs, they are united by the same claims to perfection, refinement, exceptional flavours … A perfect mastering of cooking, a faithful reproduction of recipes, a unique welcome … turn the Potel et Chabot chefs into privileged partners of starred chefs.

Potel et Chabot
The Benchmark for Prestigious Receptions.

Press contact: Nathalie Debeine – Communication Manager
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Hameau Albert Ier - France, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
Grands Chefs Relais & Châteaux Restaurant of a Grand Chef Relais & Châteaux and hotel in the mountains
At the foot of mont Blanc, Pierre Carrier, Perrine and Grand Chef Pierre Maillet have taken over this hotel, devoted to exceptional cuisine and local delicacies, founded in 1903 by “great grandfather Carrier”. The rooms in the main hotel or the chalets in the garden offer both modern and warm comfort. On the one hand, there is the superb menu at the Albert Ier with its elaborate recipes influenced by the Piedmont and Liguria and, on the other, the Maison Carrier with its specialities to be enjoyed in the atmosphere of an old farmhouse or on the terrace while gazing out at the majestic beauty of mont Blanc. The indoor/outdoor swimming pool also boasts views of the eternal snows on the roof of Europe. An equally stunning and delicious address. ...Read more


Restaurant Hélène Darroze - France, Paris
Grands Chefs Relais & Châteaux Restaurant of a Grand Chef Relais & Châteaux in town
Being the fourth generation of a family of chefs, for Hélène Darroze, gastronomy is the opportunity to give pleasure. Her cuisine is lively and strongly linked to the emotions. The unique tasting menu is based around what’s in season and the best produce the market has to offer. The Darroze family collection of vintage Bas Armagnacs provides the perfect end to a perfect meal. ...Read more


La Villa Spa - France, Calvi
Restaurant and hotel on the seafront
When you cross the threshold of La Villa, on the slopes above Calvi, you know that you are entering another world. Jean-Pierre and Marion Pinelli have made this three-hectare estate, a place of harmony and tranquillity, an absolute must in Corsica. Most rooms boast stunning views of the bay and the citadel . The executive chef serves a cuisine which showcases a profusion of local ingredients from the Corsican terroir. Further enjoyment is to be found at the spa with its personalised treatments. Here art occupies pride of place: every year exhibitions are held as well as ‘Villa Nights’, charitable events with classical music. ...Read more


Le Relais Bernard Loiseau - France, Saulieu
Grands Chefs Relais & Châteaux Restaurant of a Grand Chef Relais & Châteaux and hotel in a village
The name Bernard Loiseau evokes a unique sensory voyage and an authentic culinary experience. Grand Chef Patrick Bertron has added his talent to the legacy left by his master, with cuisine based on simplicity, powerful tastes and new flavours. But the food isn’t the only attraction at this stunning Burgundy location: owner Dominique Loiseau has made this hotel exceptional in every way. The breakfast room is a listed historical monument. As well as its elegantly-decorated rooms and beautiful lounges, gardens and spa, the welcome is warm and attentive. This is a magical and timeless place where the idea of well-being takes on its full meaning. ...Read more


La Côte Saint Jacques & Spa - France, Joigny
Grands Chefs Relais & Châteaux Restaurant of a Grand Chef Relais & Châteaux and hotel on a river
The Côte Saint Jacques is a captivating destination. Most of the pleasant rooms have nice terraces, and there are panoramic views from the jacuzzi on the banks of the river Yonne. With an array of activities available, from cooking lessons, to strolling along the canal, an indoor swimming pool, a spa and special programmes for children, you will not be at a loss for things to do. Grand Chef Jean-Michel Lorain, the hotel’s exuberant owner, will welcome you like a friend, and if you’re lucky, he will let slip the secrets of his recipes. It’s worth a trip here just to enjoy his Genesis of a Dish. ...Read more


L’Oasis - France, La Napoule
Grands Chefs Relais & Châteaux Restaurant of a Grand Chef Relais & Châteaux in a village
In the shade of the patio, surrounded by palm trees and other exotic flowers, this lush green oasis is the setting for the renowned cuisine of the Raimbault brothers. Depending on what catches their eye at the Forville market in Cannes, Grands Chefs Stéphane and Antoine put together a menu that is at once contemporary, Provencal and Asian, featuring “Lime-Infused Soufflé of Locally Caught Sea Urchins” and “Soleil Levant of Raw Fish”. But it is their brother François, the patissier in the family, who adds the finishing touches to this magical symphony with his renowned “Caravan of Desserts”. ...Read more


Oustau de Baumanière & Spa - France, Les Baux-de-Provence
Grands Chefs Relais & Châteaux Restaurant of a Grand Chef Relais & Châteaux and hotel in the country
L’Oustau de Baumanière is the epitome of Mediterranean art of living. It is a unique place in the midst of the Baux-de-Provence rocky outcrops. None of the rooms and suites spread over three buildings, restored by Geneviève Charial, looks like any of the others. Authenticity blended with contemporary style. The ancient 16th century mas in one of the most beautiful villages of France is the perfect place to enjoy the refined, subtle, simple cuisine of chef. Jelly-glazed egg, red mullet, basil and thyme flowers… the flavours explode in your mouth and take you by surprise... Light-drenched and peaceful, the spa Baumanière opens up to an aromatic garden. ...Read more


La Pyramide - France, Vienne
Grands Chefs Relais & Châteaux Restaurant of a Grand Chef Relais & Châteaux and hotel in town
Located south of Lyon in the once Roman town of Vienne, La Pyramide has a long legacy in excellent hospitality. Still, Grand Chef Patrick Henriroux, his wife and their children never rest on their laurels; they constantly innovate and update, making La Pyramide an exciting and dynamic destination. The gourmet restaurant Patrick Henriroux has been extensively renovated with contemporary interiors in fresh colours by Régis Dho. Guests will be surprised and delighted at every turn, particularly when they discover the exceptional cellar as well as the impressive collection of Chartreuse liqueurs. The rule of three applies to the good things at L'Espace PH3, the hotel’s second restaurant: three starters, three main courses, three desserts, three white wines, three rosé wines and so on. The open kitchen adds a touch of theatre to the dining experience. ...Read more


La Bastide Saint-Antoine - France, Grasse
Grands Chefs Relais & Châteaux Restaurant of a Grand Chef Relais & Châteaux and hotel in the country
In the heart of a five hectare olive grove, an 18th century residence, La Bastide Saint-Antoine, awaits. The rooms are either Provencal or contemporary style and the gourmet restaurant has a wide, intimate and shady terrace overlooking the Cannes bay. Grand Chef Jacques Chibois creates light and elegant cuisine to awaken the senses, working alchemy with flavours under 1,000 year-old olive trees. On the programme: wandering in the grounds, discovery of the botanical garden, reading, petanque and relaxation in the jacuzzi by the swimming pool. Discover different themed stays: oenology, an initiation to perfume creation, or the École du Goût, a culinary and aromatic tasting school. Fall in love with Provence at this warm, welcoming address imbued with the personal passion of Jacques Chibois. ...Read more