Bernard Magrez and Joël Robuchon

  • Bernard Magrez and Joël Robuchon

    © BMLH photo

    Bernard Magrez and Joël Robuchon

    © BMLH photo

  • Bernard Magrez and Joël Robuchon

    © Bordeaux Tourism

    Bernard Magrez and Joël Robuchon

    © Bordeaux Tourism

Bernard Magrez and Joël Robuchon fr

The marriage of French cuisine and wine to create the ultimate gastronomic experience

Grand opening planned for October 2014.

Bernard Magrez and Joël Robuchon have just signed a property development agreement for the future home of "The Bernard Magrez Hotel - Joël Robuchon Restaurant" aiming to attract high-end tourists in Bordeaux.
The former is a leading figure in fine wine and an outstanding entrepreneur, owner of forty estates and wineries worldwide, including four Grands Crus Classés in the Bordeaux region; the latter is the “Prince of Gastronomy”, global ambassador of taste and French cuisine who has received as many as 28 Michelin stars.

The project emerged last spring during a reception for the wine merchants of Bordeaux hosted by Bernard Magrez in the “grand Salon” of his Foundation (Institut Culturel Bernard Magrez) at Château Labottière, a splendid 18th century mansion situated rue Labottière in a residential area of Bordeaux.
On that particular day in the kitchen, Joël Robuchon was already at the helm. It only took a stroll across the street to visit the early 20th century former townhouse, situated directly opposite the Cultural Institue, to see the idea unfold. Joël Robuchon did not hesitate to accept the offer made by his host.
Being men of honour, men of their word, they immediately reached a good old-fashioned “gentlemen’s agreement”. A shake of the hand sealed the deal and cemented their friendship. It was meant to be.

This haven of calm and indulgence will have six suites and a gourmet restaurant.

“The restaurant will be luxurious but without extravagance or pretentious ceremony. You will feel at home there. The kitchen will be staffed by a team of 30 people who will bring out the best in local 'terroir' ingredients," Joël Robuchon promises. “The important thing in our business is to make simplicity exceptional. That is a fine art. It goes without saying that the restaurant will be worthy of a three-star rating, he says, but that is only for Michelin to decide."

 That would make the Joël Robuchon restaurant of the Bernard Magrez Hotel the three-Michelin-starred establishment that has been lacking in Bordeaux for a very long time.
What could be more fitting for the capital of such a great number of the finest wines in the world? Wine would finally find its perfect match, a dining companion in the highest expression of food and wine pairing.

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