Relais & Châteaux places special importance on gastronomy. At our establishments, the search for the right flavors marries with the spirit of the location and the surrounding nature. Some of our chefs go one step further and pave the way for the future of cuisine, which must be creative, responsible and committed. They stand out for their talent, their action to preserve natural resources and their respect for the diversity of world cultures.
The Ethical Cuisine Trophy sees Taittinger join forces with Relais & Châteaux to celebrate cuisine that attests to the unique expression of a region and the virtuosity of our chefs.
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Restaurant in town. With its contemporary decor and its clever play of light and shadow, guaranteeing the intimacy of each table, the restaurant L’Effervescence borrows from the mastery of art museums and showrooms of diamond dealers to spotlight its creations. Evoking purity and refinement, it offers an ambience rarely found in the heart of bustling Tokyo — the ideal setting for the exceptional cuisine of chef Shinobu Namae, who intertwines French and Japanese traditions in a sublime whirlwind of creativity. Boasting freshness beyond compare, each ingredient is carefully selected and worked to meet the vision of a man who learned his trade under chef Michel Bras. Seeking “to inspire people to discover the magic of the invisible world”, he exercises the greatest respect for the environment as he weaves together such elements as sea urchin, truffles and porcini mushrooms to create what he simply calls La Mer. ... Learn moreless