Le Meurice/Hotel Bel-Air culinary exchange: Chef Yannick Alléno comes to Los Angeles
Is this Paris, or am I just dreaming?
It's better than either. You don't have to go all the way to the City of Lights for a taste of Yannick Alléno's menu at three-star Le Meurice. In a culinary Relais Gourmand exchange program, Alléno will be cooking at the Hotel Bel-Air restaurant next month. Seatings are available Nov. 10 to 12.
Other menu items include jelly of acidulated green apple with vervain; preserved wild salmon from "Adour" served pink with melted cabbage with orange peels and cleared stock flavored with juniper berries; and melted chocolate and lemon cake with gold leaf. Reservations are required. The cost is $150 per person, far less expensive than a trip to Paris.
Hotel Bel-Air, 701 Stone Canyon Road, Los Angeles, (310) 472-5234.
-- Betty Hallock
Photo of Yannick Alléno. Credit: Le Meurice