The hotel Trianon was taken over by the Hilton Waldorf group several years ago and their renovations to what was a beautiful old world style is incomprehensible to my wife and I. The first time we returned after the renovation we were so take aback that we immediately vowed we would never return.
However, that was before we ate at the Gordon Ramsey restaurant, which was another change brought by the Waldorf people. we have eaten in quite a number of 2 and 3 star restaurants in France and around the world. This one has become one of our favorite and one that always provides some "wow" factor with the dishes. The presentation of the dishes is some of the most creative We have experienced. Not just beautiful, but also inventive. 2 types of fois gras in a dish that displays one at a time, tomato soup in a tomato of other worldly proportions served on a beautiful block of ice, ice cream cones encased in a fog laden dome, and on and on. Oh, and the foods are a taste sensation.
The service is impeccable and the ambience is delightful allowing for a panoramic view of the Versailles gardens. The wine list is comprehensive and there are many affordable selections. The only disappointment on this visit was the lack of a cheese trolley which, by the way, was printed as available on the menu. We were informed that they had discontinued the cheese trolley as there was too much waste as the demand was not brisk enough to consume the cheeses before there was any spoilage. At these prices its is a questionable decision on their part.
Its expensive, but when compared to the dining experience at 2 and 3 star restaurants elsewhere, especially Paris, this is a real bargain.
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