Overlooking the hotel’s marble courtyard and garden, Le Cinq restaurant is tastefully fine and luxurious, dressed in grey and gold. The tablecloths, china and silver were all created specifically for this legendary hotel built in 1928.
The menu draws upon classic French culinary techniques and also embraces newer, lighter cooking styles, incorporating the freshest regional ingredients.
Welcome to Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris! Come walk with us as we arrive at Le Galerie.
Our perfect, intuitive service began when we were led, not to our table, but to sit and relax on couches and comfy chairs in the reception area. Champagne started to flow and little cloth baskets of fried calamari and shrimp appeared. Before the baskets were empty, another would arrive, so we only nibbled on the morsels when hot.
Don, and Kristy with her personalized menu, “Happy Birthday Kristy”
One can smell flowers upon entering the hotel. The bold floral statements set against classic architecture create a look that is the signature of Four Seasons Hotel George V Artistic Director, Jeffrey Leatham.
Jeff Leatham dresses the grande dame of avenue George V in an abundance of fresh blooms. Nine thousand are shipped in from the Netherlands each week!
After enjoying our Champagne, we are escorted to our table for eight which is separated from the main restaurant room by an amazing arrangement of Jeff Leatham’s flowers. On the table, the hydrangea centerpieces with scattered white rose petals were breathtaking.
The china is gorgeous. The woman with angel cameo in the center of the platter mirrors the large medallions on the walls of the elegant dining room.
Puligny Montrachet 2006 Domaine Carillon
Vosne-Romanée 2006 Domaine David Duband
Riesling Lieser, Niederberg Helden Spatlese 2004, Weingut Schloss Lieser
morilles et asperges d’Argenteuil
morilles et asperges d’Argenteuil
Morel mushrooms and white asparagus,
Creamy risotto Acquerello with Méréville watercress,
Gravy juice / St Yrieix bacon, delicate licorice
foie gras de canard des Landes
Fresh duck foie gras from the Landes region,
roasted with black Sarawak pepper, braised rhubarb
Gariguette strawberries with elderberry juice
poularde de Bresse
Farm hen from the Bresse region “Excellence Miéral”
Served in a casserole dish with verbena / candied lemon baby carrots
With fresh curcuma / slow simmered sorrel
sélection de nos Maîtres fromagers
Pierre Sauvager and his delightfully convivial team provided the most impeccable, flawless service. Merci beaucoup Pierre!
Under the direction of:
Eric Briffard, Chef des Cuisines
Thierry Hamon, Chef Sommelier
Eric Beaumard, Directeur de Restaurant
le gâteau d’anniversaire
Joyeux anniversaire dear Kristy!
le chariot de desserts
Dessert heaven began with a red fruit Vacherin with tangy lemon meringue, and the wild strawberries in crystallized verbena candied rhubarb, a unique intriguing basil verrine, and many more! Next came Kristy’s birthday cake, a chocolate napoleon George V style. We all agreed that this was the most extraordinary birthday cake. After that, the dessert cart arrived, with a dizzying assortment of small sweet bites, and a necessary espresso.
un petit cadeau
Additionally, we were each given a box of candies to take with us. I brought mine home with me, and reminisced about the most exquisite dining experience ever while I savored these candies days later in Los Angeles. I will not soon forget the powerful aroma of strawberries wafting from the foie gras course, nor the heady bouquet of truffles emanating from what looked to be a simple green salad, and was anything but. This entire meal was masterful…
A most sincere and heartfelt thank you to Don, le frère le plus généreux au monde, the most generous brother in the world, for hosting this grand luxe experience. And to my dear sister-in-law, I’m so glad I could join you in Paris to help celebrate your 40th! Love you both.
une légende parisienne