The Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester

The famous Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester in The Dorchester Hotel at the Park Lane in London was opened in November 2011. Since eleven years the audience at the Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester can eat in the restaurant that is one of the Restaurants own by the French chief cook and managed by Jean-Philippe Blondet.

In 2016 the Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester is one out of just five restaurants in the UK that is rated with three stars in the Michelin Guide.

At the time the Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester opened its doors it was one of more than 25 restaurants owned by “Ducasse Paris” that was founded by Alain Ducasse once.

The idea of Alain Ducasse was to combine elements from cities all around the world, like Tokyo, Paris or Monaco with the energy in in the city of London. At the beginning it was planned to install Nicola Canuti as the Executive Chef but before the Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester opened Canuti was replaced by Jocelyn Herland who had moved from an Alain Ducasse Restaurant in Paris to the new one in the center of London.

The place in London was designed by Patrick Jouin and Sanjit Manku who both had worked for Alain Ducasse in Paris, New York and Las Vegas as well. The designer managed to combine traditional elements of the interior with modernity as you can see at the tables that feature ceramic elements that are used as centerpieces for example.

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At a special table in the Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester that is surrounded by a curtain that is luminescent there is space for seven diners. That “Table Lumière“ called table allows the guests to feel the atmosphere of a restaurant while these are secured from the view of the other guests at the Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester.

In the past the previous Restaurant Director Nicolas Defremond offered Masterclasses like a class on that was meant for the public audience like students who want to prepare meals for their own dinner parties at home.

Shortly after the opening Mark Parmer the food critic from The Daily Telegraph went to the restaurant with high expectations and rated the Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester with eight out of ten.

Terry Durack who is writing for The Independend as a food critic rated the Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester 16 points out of 20.

Since 2009 the Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester got a two star rating by the Michelin guide and was increased to a three star restaurant in the following year. Today the Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester is beside “The Waterside Inn”, “The Fat Duck”, the “Restaurant Gordon Ramsay” and the “Araki Sushi Restaurant” one of just five three star rated restaurants within the UK.

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