Michelin-starred chef Joel Robuchon is to open a restaurant in Bernard Magrez's new hotel, due to open in early summer 2014.
This will be Robuchon’s first restaurant in Bordeaux although he has long worked with Magrez on numerous projects, preparing food for events at Chateau Pape Clement and his other estates.
The restaurant will be within the five-bedroomed boutique hotel ‘La Grande Maison’, located opposite Magrez’s Cultural Institute on rue Labottiere, in downtown Bordeaux.
It will have 50 covers, and a large wine cellar ‘worthy of a three Michelin-starred restaurant,’ as Magrez told decanter.com.
Robuchon (pictured), who holds more Michelin stars than any other chef, will oversee the design of the kitchens and the restaurant over the next year, as well as working on the menu and appointing the kitchen team.
Bordeaux to date has five restaurants with one Michelin star, but no two or three stars.
‘Les Pres d’Eugénie in Eugénie les Bains is the only three-star restaurant in all of Aquitaine,’ Magrez told Decanter.com. ‘The intention is to create a space, and a quality of cuisine, that will give La Grand Maison an opportunity to join it.’
Written by Jane Anson