Together with some other Paris bloggers I had the honour to be invited to the famous Ritz Paris Hotel by Travel Onion, a web site selecting what they consider to be the best (you understand why I feel honoured) blogs covering history, events… in different cities worldwide.
Extremely well received by the Travel Onion representatives as well as by some eminent members of the hotel staff who accompanied us during the whole event, we were fist welcomed in what may be the most elegant suite at the hotel for some drinks - champagne of course. (The top picture shows one of the suite’s bedrooms.)
We then made a tour of the different facilities…
… and ended up in the kitchen, or rather the cooking class, Ecole Ritz Escoffier, named after the hotel founder César Ritz and Auguste Escoffier, referred to as the king of chefs and the chef of kings. Together we prepared a tomato tart and then veal medallions, accompanied by a potato and celery gratin … and especially a fantastic sauce. Of course, if the result ended up being perfect, it was basically thanks to the chef, Didier Steudier, who also prepared the dessert - without our intervention.
The meal was accompanied by champagne and some good wines. Although tempted, we decided that a visit to the Hemingway Bar (with the world’s best bartender), was not necessary. Another time… and I have been there before (see previous post).
Sincere thanks to Travel Onion the Ritz Hotel for letting us enjoy this remarkable event!
Here you can find the other blogs represented during this evening: