Ore: Alain Ducasse's New Restaurant at the Château de Versailles

Published on October 14, 2016
  • View of the Versailles Court from the Dufour Pavillon

    View of the Versailles Court from the Dufour Pavillon

    © Alain Ducasse - P.Tourneboeuf

  • Dufour Pavillon Versailles

    Dufour Pavillon Versailles

    © Alain Ducasse - P.Tourneboeuf

  • Salon

    Salon

    © Restaurant ORE - Pierre Monetta

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

    © Restaurant ORE - Pierre Monetta

  • Cocote petit épeautre

    Cocote petit épeautre

    © Restaurant ORE - Pierre Monetta

  • Gâteau Vacherin

    Gâteau Vacherin

    © Restaurant ORE - Pierre Monetta

  • Versailles, its sculptures, and its pools

    Versailles, its sculptures, and its pools

    © Château de Versailles - Christian Milet

Ore: Alain Ducasse's New Restaurant at the Château de Versailles Château de Versailles 78000 Versailles fr

Starting in September 2016, Michelin multi-starred chef Alain Ducasse, will open his doors once more - at the Château de Versailles, taking the reins with an elegant, contemporary café, Ore.

The new café, which has a modern touch, will open on the first floor of the newly-refurbished Pavillon Dufour, offering the perfect place for Alain Ducasse to celebrate the French art de vivre.

The decision to open at the Château de Versailles was designed to bring a cuisine crafted in the great French tradition to the millions of visitors already enchanted by France’s history and way of life.

After enjoying the splendors of Versailles, visitors can take a moment to relax and dine in this warm, convivial, gourmet space.

The contemporary Ore café joins the Angelina tea salon at Versailles, which opened in the Pavillon d’Orléans many years ago.

On the Menu: Vegetables from the Palace Gardens

Alain Ducasse already uses vegetables from the Queen’s Garden at the Château de Versailles in his cuisine at the gastronomic table at the Hôtel Plaza Athénée. It’s no wonder why vegetables cultivated by Alain Baraton – the chief gardener at the Trianon and the Grand Park of Versailles – would also find themselves on the menu at the new, modern Ore café.

On your plate, you will discover a French cuisine that is both modern and inspired by the fare served centuries ago, at the height of Versailles’s prime. A true culinary experience surrounded by one of the most prestigious sites in French history.

The Lore Behind l'Ore

The name Ore goes deeper than just its Latin roots, where it directly translates as mouth. In selecting this term, Alain Ducasse alludes to flavor and culinary delights, the very pillars of the French way of life. There’s also some historical significance: during the reign of Louis XIV, “la bouche du roi” - the king’s mouth - referred to the royal catering department.

In the Evening, After Visiting the Château 

After tourist visits to the Château are over, return to modern times, where the café can be privately rented and transformed into a grand banquet hall worthy of the Sun King. Sitting in beautifully restored salons with scenery evoking feasts of centuries past, guests will be given an unforgettable experience in an extraordinary location.

Address

Ore Contemporary Café
Pavillon Dufour
Château de Versailles
78000 Versailles

On the Menu: Vegetables from the Palace
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