On the evening of 31st of December, when the palace is emptied of its visitors, the restaurant Ducasse au château de Versailles will be the scene of a dinner reminiscent of the excesses of the royal evenings of yesteryear: Waiter in their pompous outfits, reinvented royal dishes, and a 8-course menu around the most beautiful produce of the season paired with premium wine and champagne.
At midnight, it will be time to celebrate the first moments of the year, at the rhythm of the surprises prepared by the restaurant’s team…
AT THE GENTLEMEN’S TABLE
The royal etiquette under Louis XIV invented these special tables to welcome
the renowned guests, artists, princes and ambassadors visiting Versailles.
TIME FOR CELEBRATIONS
Louis XIV organised in 1664 a sumptuous celebration week
to introduce the renovation of Versailles to the Court.
During eight days, they enjoyed ballet, fireworks and equestrian games.
On the last day, Molière played, for the first time, his famous Tartuffe.
« Messieurs, au couvert du roi ! »
This dinner reinvents the royal grandeur of the King’s meal. When the
Great Maître makes his entrance, he summons the guests to follow him.