Ramsay to open first restaurant in France

Gordon Ramsay will be introducing his first restaurant in France at the legendary Trianon Palace & Spa, a 199-room hotel, located just steps away from the famed Ch‰teau de Versailles. Acclaimed Chef Gordon Ramsay will be opening Gordon Ramsay at Trianon, offering a distinct fine dining experience modeled on Gordon Ramsay’s first and eponymous London flagship restaurant, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, in addition to La Veranda a brasserie offering casual dining.

Trianon Palace & Spa will also offer exclusive dining at The Chef’s Table, which overlooks the kitchen of Gordon Ramsay at Trianon for both lunch and dinner. Gordon Ramsay will also be responsible for gourmet in-room dining offering a 24-hour menu that includes breakfast, lunch, dinner and small bites.

In addition to private dining, Gordon Ramsay will be providing all catering services. Guests visiting Trianon Place & Spa for a meeting or event can choose from a variety of private dining menu options provided by Gordon Ramsay, including customized menus and signature dishes.
Trianon Palace & Spa is currently experiencing a transformation including interiors by Fiona Thompson, a landscape design by Louis Benech and a fully refurbished spa.  The first phase of the Trianon Palace’s transformation was completed in September 2007 and included the 100 rooms and 23 suites in the Palace wing.  All additional renovations, including a newly restored entrance hall, reception area, gallery, restaurant and brasserie overlooking the Ch‰teau gardens and 99 rooms in the Pavillion wing will be completed in February 2008.

Nestled in the heart of the town of Versailles, on the edge of the Ch‰teau grounds, the Trianon Palace & Spa is located across from the famous Ch‰teau de Versailles in the town’s historic district. It is also close to the some of the region’s most prestigious golf courses and is less than 30 minutes from Paris.

Built in 1909 by the architect René Sergent, best known for designing the Plaza Athénée in Paris, the legendary Trianon Palace & Spa was built on the site of an old convent.  Situated at the end of the avenues in the royal gardens of Versailles, it quickly became the favorite holiday destination for Parisian high society. The beauty and elegance of the palace and its legendary gardens attracted the literary world including Marcel Proust, Sarah Bernhardt and René Lacoste. Other notable guests included The Duke and Duchess of Windsor who spent their honeymoon at the Trianon Palace & Spa, and Sacha Guitry who stayed there with Yvonne Printemps during the filming of “Si Versailles m’était conté” (Tales of Versailles).

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