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Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester opened in 2007, but the hotel itself has been pampering guests since 1931. Consistently ranked as one of the world’s best hotels; The Dorchester’s 250 rooms and suites are individually decorated in an English country house style and offer elegant views of Hyde Park. While The Dorchester has been the address of note for thousands of travellers over the years, the hotel has also seen its share of more recognizable guests.
Prague wasn’t in vogue at the time, so in 1947, Prince Philip held his stag night in The Dorchester’s Park Suite. A few years later, for Queen Elizabeth II’s Coronation Day in 1953, The Dorchester was specially decorated by famed theatre set designer Oliver Messel. The pink marble bathroom of the hotel’s Harlequin Suite is where Elizabeth Taylor accepted the contract in 1962 to play Cleopatra. 1974 saw Al Pacino use a suite at The Dorchester to meet the press during his promotional appearances for The Godfather II.
Literary and artistic figures also utilized The Dorchester. In addition to the famous Foyles Literary Luncheons, beginning in the 1930s, the hotel has also welcomed writers and artists such as novelist Somerset Maugham, the poet Cecil Day Lewis and the painter Sir Alfred Munnings. More recently, Jack Higgins and Jackie Collins have been frequent guests.
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Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester is a jewel in the heart of London. Situated on Park Lane, and with Hyde Park next door; the hotel’s legendary status was enhanced with the opening of the restaurant in 2007. The restaurant proved its staying power in 2011 when Michelin awarded it a coveted 3-stars.
The interior design of both the hotel and restaurant are renowned, and it is one special aspect of the dining room that is at the centrepiece of Lime&Tonic’s exclusive offer. Table Lumière is a one-of-a-kind dining experience; combining the allure of a private meal with friends, while enjoying a skilled chef’s singular cooking. Dining in a cloud is how designer Patrick Jouin describes this experience; as you sit at the table you and your guests are surrounded by a luminescent oval curtain of 4,500 shimmering fibre optics hanging dramatically from the ceiling. And to make the table complete; a stunning collection of Hermes china, Puiforcat silverware and Saint-Louis crystal is used exclusively for Table Lumière.
Contemporary French cuisine is what Executive Chef Jocelyn Herland will be preparing; appealing dishes like wild sea bass; fillet of beef Rossini and lobster truffled chicken quenelles are just a few of the taste delights you'll discover.
The interior of Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester brings the beauty of Hyde Park indoors with whimsical touches like dark green lacquer walls studded with green silk buttons. With innovative design in the dining room and inventive cooking coming out of the kitchen, you'll quickly agree with Michelin's recommendation, and perhaps even vote to add a star of your own!