Opened in 2015, Le George restaurant is located at the luxurious Four Seasons Hotel George V in Paris, offering light and modern Mediterranean-style cuisine created by Chef Simone Zanoni.
Designed to be balanced and healthy but full of fresh flavours and ingredients, the menu has been created with sharing in mind, making it the perfect place to enjoy lunch with friends and family on a relaxed Sunday afternoon.
As soon as we entered the Four Seasons George V we couldn’t help but notice the lobby’s impressive and flower arrangements, designed by the hotel’s creative director Jeff Leatham. Both large and colourful the blooms set the tone perfectly for the summery Le George restaurant, which with high ceilings and large windows flooded the restaurant with light and gave a beautiful view onto the recently transformed Marble Courtyard, which was also decorated with an arrangement of stunning florals.
We were introduced to the very warm and friendly Constance, who explained to us that the restaurant’s light Mediterranean-style cuisine has actually been designed for sharing, with many dishes available in both full and half plates. We loved the idea of a relaxed, shared lunch and the opportunity to try and much from the menu as possible, and so allowed Constance to choose some plates for us from the extensive menu.
Aiming to brings out the flavours of various regions but with a unique and modern twist, we started with a roasted Dublin Bay prawn and Crémone mustard, followed by an incredibly tender grilled octopus from a wood-fired oven. This was followed by an onion tart tatin with parmesan ice cream, which although an unusual combination is actually one of Le George’s signature dishes. However after tasting it we could understand why, and the parmesan ice-cream soon became one of the unexpected highlights of the meal.
Our shareable mains arrived in the form of the very decadent sounding and deliciously tasting Ravioli del Plin with guinea fowl and truffle, and a roasted sole with basil sauce which literally melted in the mouth.
Although the menu had felt indulgent and we felt thoroughly spoiled, as promised many of the dishes had also felt light and healthy, and so we didn’t feel guilty at all when not two but three desserts arrived. A strawberry and verbena millefeuille, cheesecake crème brûlée and mandarin sorbet, and a salted butter caramel provided the perfect mix of light and fruity with sweet and indulgent to finish off what we can confidently say was the perfect meal. Le George is definitely a triumph in the Four Seasons George V gastronomic offering, and we will definitely be back for more.
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