November 14 2018  |  Airline & Terminal News

Air France highlights Palace of Versailles at CDG

By Rachel Debling

Teatime in Air France's La Première lounge (image copyright Air France)

As of November 7, Air France’s La Première lounge, located in terminal 2E at Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG), will feature a refined culinary experience made possible by the airline's partnership with the Palace of Versailles, the country's principal royal residence from 1682 until 1789.

Premium guests of the airline will find boxed orange tress belonging to the Palace of Versailles' botanical collection at the entrance of the lounge. Within the lounge, passengers will be served lunch inspired by the Palace's Ducasse restaurant and created by La Première lounge Chef Teddy Merienne: turbot with tender Swiss chard.

At teatime, lounge guests can enjoy “Les Délices de Marie-Antoinette”: a marble cake, chocolate chip brioche and a Louis XIV, the signature dessert of the Ducasse restaurant. All the dishes are served on tableware from the Ancient Royal Manufacture of Limoges in identical reproductions by Maison Bernardaud, which are also used at Ducasse.

Lounge guests will also have access to copies of Alain Ducasse’s Cuisine de Roi à Versailles cookbook and co-publications offered by the Palace of Versailles in the lounge's fine art book selection.

Palace of Versailles-inspired reading and dining at La Première lounge (image copyright Air France)

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