Surrounded by timid winter light we enjoyed a wonderful meal. Our tasting menu allowed us an opportunity to sample a number of this gifted chefs notable specialties. The knowledgeable and helpful head sommelier Laurent Beaudouin paired little known quality wines seamlessly with the tasting menu.
The beautiful garden view setting, elegant dining room and attentive service made our meal complete. We had an opportunity to visit the garden facing kitchen and meet chef Vié, who was self effacing and amiable. We discovered an epicurean gem in Versailles , Les Trois Marches .
Assistant Chef And Pastry Chef Laurent Sajac
Established The restaurant opened first in Versailles in 1970. It moved into the Trianon Palace in July 1991 (after the hotel ‘s full renovation).
Executive Chef Gerard Vié
Handicapped Access yes
Head Sommelier Laurent Beaudouin
Location in the lobby of the Trianon Palace hotel in the town of Versailles near Paris
Managed Vincent Guillotin
Owner Trianon Palace
Size the restaurant was able to seat 40 in about 150 square meters (approx 1,500 square feet) of space
Type Of Restaurant Classic French
Special Menus A well balanced business lunch menu (only Monday-Friday) was available for 58 euros; there was a tasting menu, which included starter, main course and dessert for 160 euros. There was also a secondary tasting menu we found a particularly good value. It offered diners two starters, one fish dish, one meat dish, a cheese course and dessert for 180 Euros. To take advantage of this menu, guests had to arrive at 1:30 pm or 9:30 pm and everyone at the table had to choose the same option. Finally there was historical sampling of the chef’s creations from 1972 to 1988. This menu had to be requested two working days in advance for a minimum of four people.
Specialties Homard Breton aux Carottes (lobster from Brittany with carrots) , Mousse d’huitres (oyster foam) and Ravioli de céleri en cappuccino (ravioli of celery in cappuccino)
Sommelier Beaudouin selected a mild 2001 Saint- Véran “ Poncetys” Domaine Jacques Saumaize by the glass to accompany the first part of our menu. We completed the tasting with a fragrant and dry 2000 Cazal de Rocques Minervois Domaine Jean-Luc.Thunevin.
Reviewers Article by Elena del Valle
Photos by Gary Cox
Service All the service staff we encountered were polite, discreet and accommodating. Never once during the meal did we want for anything before it was served or offered. They were able to easily translate the dish descriptions, answer our questions and make recommendations.
Would You Dine There Again-Recommend It? Yes
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