Text by Corina Tan
Le Bristol Paris’s renowned restaurant 114 Faubourg is celebrating its tenth year as a Michelin-starred restaurant this year. The smart and elegant two-floor dining space has established a loyal and prominent clientele that frequents the warm and exuberant atmosphere of this Parisian dining room, making it their own.
This November, Le Bristol Paris will host a weeklong residency at 114 Faubourg by Royal Mansour Marrakech’s signature restaurant, La Grande Table Marocaine. Chef Loïc Dantec and his team will hang up their aprons from November 21-25, 2022, to allow Chef Karim Ben Baba of Royal Mansour Marrakech to dazzle Paris with his award-winning cuisine. La Grande Table Marocaine which was voted the best restaurant in Africa, is the signature restaurant of the Royal Mansour Marrakech and among the 100 best restaurants in the world.
Presiding over the culinary team here, Chef Karim’s outsized talent has helped shape the ancestral culinary traditions of Morocco in the contemporary image of haute cuisine, turning the iconic palace that is Royal Mansour into the country’s leading interpreter of Moroccan gastronomy.
Throughout his five days as chef-in-residence at 114 Faubourg, Chef Karim will present a comprehensive à la carte menu showcasing his refined approach to the nuances of Moroccan flavours and terroir through free-range chicken tagine with lemon confit and olives, blue lobster in chermoula and a ‘complete’ couscous with beef cheeks and seven vegetables, alongside many other emblematic dishes and desserts.
Morocco’s longstanding Friday tradition of enjoying an abundant couscous at lunchtime will be given the highest honour. Chef Karim is planning an exclusive variation of this most beloved dish for Friday, November 25th — a suitably grand finale capping the week’s sublime immersion into the very best of Marrakech.
114 Faubourg’s atmosphere which has a décor rich in warm colours and featuring lavish, embroidery-trimmed banquettes, lends itself perfectly to this takeover by Morocco’s most majestic restaurant. The authentic rhythms of a playlist specially curated for the week will coax diners further along the sensorial journey that awaits them.
Reservations are required to dine, with details as follows:
November 21st to 25th, 2022
Lunch from 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Dinner from 7:00pm to 10:00pm
La Grande Table Marocaine at 114 Faubourg
114 rue du Faubourg St Honoré
75008 Paris +33 1 53 43 44 44