“Montaigne’s first language—in sixteenth-century France—was Latin. Every morning the child was awakened by soft music. As a baby, he was sent to live with a peasant family for three years so he would not become accustomed to great wealth.”
Plaza Athénée Restaurant Refurbished by Patrick Jouin & Sanjit Manku
Alain Ducasse, a 9 star famous chef with exceptional experience in the haute cuisine. tells a personal and radical story, continuing the work he began twenty-five years ago. He represents the naturalness cuisine, inspired by the fish-vegetables-cereals trilogy, with the help of his chef of Romain Meder. Healthier and more natural, more respectful of the Planet, it delivers a free and nearly instinctive interpretation of Haute Cuisine, revealing the produces’ original flavour, from the noble to the humble, all exceptional. video link
Location: Hôtel Plaza Athénée - 25, avenue Montaigne - 75008 Paris, France
If I speak diversely of myself, it is because I look diversely upon myself… Shamefaced, bashful, insolent, chaste, luxurious, peevish, prattling, silent, fond, doting, labourious, nice, delicate, ingenious, slow, dull, froward, humorous, debonaire, wise, ignorant, false in words, true-speaking, both liberal, covetous, and prodigal. All these I perceive in some measure or other to be in mine, according as I stir or turn myself.
Michel de Montaigne, Essays, “Of the Inconstancy of Our Actions” (trans. John Florio)