The legendary restaurant La Tour d’Argent, renovating …
The legendary restaurant La Tour d’Argent, is being renovated and will close its doors exceptionally from Saturday night until 3rd May, when the new chef Philippe Labbé will unveil his new menu, with the ambition to quickly regain a second star .
This institution founded in 1582, famous for its panoramic view of the Seine and Notre Dame and its celebrity clientele, will auction a few days later, on May 9, 3000 items of its heritage.
Tablecloths, cutlery, plates, glasses engraved with the image of the place will be scattered at Artcurial, as well as furniture and objects from the collections of the Terrail family has owned since the early 20th century this prestigious table. Just as a hundred liqueurs and spirits, extracted from one of the finest wineries in France (350,000 bottles and 15,000 references on the map).
The cuisine restaurant a Michelin star, directed by André Terrail, appointed in March Chef Philippe Labbé, who officiated at “The Arnsbourg” in Baerenthal (Moselle), succeeding Laurent Delarbre.
The leader will be responsible for imagining the new map of this establishment known for his ritually cut indoor pressed duck and pancakes “Belle Epoque”.
Fifteen days of closure of the Tour d’Argent will enable it to make all necessary tests for this new menu, with the stated goal of regaining next year the second star lost in 2006, says the property, which had lost its third star in 1996.
Philippe Labbé, named “Chef of the Year” in 2013 by the Gault Millau, was trained at the hotel school in Strasbourg, and in particular was deputy head of the Plaza Athénée in Paris (1996-2001) and head of the Shangri -The also in the capital (2009-2015).