The Bellevue region’s Champagne Hotel & Spa’s luxury dining restaurant has earned its first Michelin Star, just six months after opening.
Following its grand opening in July 2018 and based in one of the world’s greatest wine regions, the restaurant of the hotel, Le Royal, under the command of chef Jean-Denis Rieubland, received the illustrious award.
Rieubland, supported by team members including sommelier Daniel Pires, and award-winning pastry chef Cédric Servela, sources local French meats and poultry, organic vegetables grown in the region and honey harvested on the grounds.
Highlights from the Le Royal’s menu include: a roasted blue lobster with shell, wipes stew tempura of crowbar, and a potato mousse of parsnip and salsify; deer and persimmon, flavoured with mint and ratafia parsnips with stew sauce and truffles; and, from the sweets menu, a stunning mandarin baba, creamy lemon sorbet, with vanilla whipped cream and champagne rosé.
Chef Rieubland, formerly executive chef of Le Chantecler at the Negresco Hotel in Nice, said: “I feel very inspired by the local organic ingredients and wine of the Champagne region and plan to keep this sun-kissed freshness in my cuisine.”
Located 90 minutes from Charles de Gaulle Airport, or a mere 10 minutes from the Epernay train station, and overlooking the vineyards that stripe the hills of Épernay and the villages of Champillon and Hauvillers, Royal Champagne Hotel & Spa is built like a contemporary amphitheatre, offering stunning views from each of its 49 rooms and suites.
Opening rates at Royal Champagne Hotel & Spa start at €495 with rooms available over four categories, including the 1150-sq ft Suite Joséphine, a luxurious suite offering a separate living room and sumptuous master bedroom with stunning views of the Champagne valley. For more information visit www.royalchampagne.com