The store red in the fire. The windows broken. The tables reversed. The dishes in crumbs. Images of Fouquet's, looted and burned last march 16, in the margin of the manifestation of the "yellow vests" on the Champs-Élysées, have marked the spirits. Four months of work were necessary for the elegant brasserie officially opens again its doors this Sunday, with its brunch menu of traditional as of July 14, a buffet (120 €) is served from 9: 30 a.m. in the salons of the first floor, to benefit from a view value for money on the military parade. A pre-opening with top clients was organised on Saturday 13 July.
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"We're going to make a big picture with all of the 110 people in front of the entrance, on the red carpet, to prepare before the big day and show them that they are part of the history of this great house, which will celebrate its 120 years old this year," says Geraldine Dobey, general manager of the hotel of the Barrier Group. The unemployment technique for the incident - but-paid and followed psychologically, the employees of the dining room and the kitchen will be able to find their tool of work. They will serve a lunch to the regulars and Club members Fouquet's, before the restaurant returns to its regular schedule, the next day, in continuous service from 7: 30.
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Famous for hosting every year since 1976, the gala dinner of Caesar, but also for having hosted the reception to Nicolas Sarkozy after his victory in the presidential election of 2007, the Fouquet's is registered with the inventory of historical monuments since 1990. Renovated in 2017 by Jacques Garcia - as well as all of the 5-star hotel, it has this time been redone to be identical, with banquettes in velvet black and red, his portraits of stars, Harcourt, and its wall paneling.
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"the Whole team is happy to find her Fouquet's and not in a hurry, to be in front of your customers !"
"These are essentially the verandas of the avenue George-V and Champs-Elysées, as well as the metal structure of the input, which have been affected, the historic buildings have suffered little damage," explains Mrs. Dobey, who, however, refuses to disclose the cost of the repairs, as well as for losses caused by the four months of closure. "Of course, they are substantial, but remain difficult to quantify." The card, signed the three-star chef Pierre Gagnaire, does not change, returning to the great classics of the house (sole meunière, steak tartare earth-sea), but now features dishes vegan.
"the Whole team is happy to find her Fouquet's and not in a hurry, to be in front of your customers!", says the director, before indicating that 19 new rooms and suites will be inaugurated in September, in "the last parisian luxury hotel owned by a family 100% French".Updated Date: 15 July 2019, 00:00