Where else but in the heart of wine capital Bordeaux for food and wine virtuosos Joël Robuchon and Bernard Magrez to combine their knowledge and passion? Devoted to exceptional food, extraordinary wine and artistic creativity, this palatial mansion of arched windows and wrought-iron balconies is a testament to both men’s genius. The 18th-century La Grande Maison – former home of French scholar Léon Duguit – has just six guest rooms dressed in bold prints, silk wallpapers, plush carpets and four-poster beds with contrasting marble bathrooms of pure white and cream. But the main reason guests come here is to experience Mr Robuchon’s world-famous French cuisine that over the years has received 27 Michelin Stars and the Meilleur Ouvrier de France. And to succumb to Mr Magrez’s wine list of 259 Crus Classés from Bordeaux including 172 Grands Crus Classés in a wine list of 1,200 references. Served in three locations (the Napoléon III, L’Olivier and Bibliothèque dining rooms) Mr Robuchon’s 2 Michelin Starred dishes of caviar jelly with cream of cauliflower and crispy truffle tart are on the menu, however, new incarnations of typically French dishes are also available from his four-course menu. Breakfasts of fresh fruit, smoked salmon, eggs to order and pastries and breads – courtesy of the on-site pastry chef and baker – may be taken on the terrace in warmer months.
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