New Year’s Eve dinner 2019 at Ducasse’s ORE restaurant at the Palace of Versailles

Published by Laura B. · Published on 3 December 2018 at 16h48
For New Year’s Eve dinner 2019, Alain Ducasse plans an exceptional menu in his ORE restaurant at the Palace of Versailles. Called “New Year’s Eve Festivities – The Courtesan Ball”, the dinner gives pride of place to the most noble produces. Come and taste the castle life, like during King’s time, for a night on December 31, 2018.

As for each dinner held at the ORE restaurant by Alain Ducasse at the Palace of Versailles, the menu is always exceptional.
But, for the New Year’s Eve dinner 2019, the meal called “New Year’s Eve Festivities – The Courtesan Ball” sounds even more remarkable with a dinner in several courses with exceptional meals and wines.

New Year’s Festivities – The Courtesan Ball” is for €1000 per guest including wine pairing.
This meal will make you have a night in the shoes of a courtesan in the 17th century invited to one of those famous royal parties in Versailles.

Here’s the menu for “New Year’s Festivities – The Courtesan Ball”:

  • Oille: Winter oille // Dom Pérignon 2009

  • Starters: four courses // Condrieu 2016 – Rouelle Midi, Domaine Vallet
    - Langoustines, caviar, delicate consommé
    - Marinated gilt-head bream, sea urchin
    - Foie gras and black truffle croquettes
    - Seasonal vegetables

  • Relevé: Turbot and crayfish // Corton-Charlemagne grand cru 2012; Domaine du Pavillon

  • Entremets: Warm feathered game pâté // Côte Rôtie 2012, Château d’Ampuis – Etienne Guigal

  • Rôst: Bresse capon with truffles // Corton grand cru 2001, Clos du Roi, Domaine Thénard -served in magnum

  • Petits entremets: two petits entremets // Sauternes 2008, Château Suduiraut
    - Potato pie
    - Spinach leaves

  • Eau parfumée: Champagne

  • Le Fruit: Dom Pérignon 2009
    - Citrus Composition
    - Le Louis XIV

More than a simple dinner, here’s the program of the “New Year’s Eve Festivities – The Courtesan Ball”:

6:30 p.m.: Departure in a VIP chauffeured bus from the Hôtel Plaza Athénée in Paris.

7:30 p.m.: The night is here, the entrance gate is ajar, two head waiters escort you by torchlight to the Dufour Pavillon.

8 p.m.: Let the festivities begin with an appetizer accompanied by champagne.

9 p.m.: “Ladies and gentlemen, to the King’s Table!”, staff elegantly dressed, menu feely inspired by the ceremonial meals of Louis XIV, re-edited Marie-Antoinette porcelain service ‘à la française’, you are at the King’s table, a long table for all guests.

12 a.m.: The celebration hour, after the 12 strokes of midnight, follow the Grand Maestro for a glass of champagne in front of an opulent buffet of fresh and confit fruits, champagne and cakes.

1:45 a.m.: The party ends, the evening comes to a close. The lights are turned off, the Palace goes to sleep, the gates close. Wonderful memories will remain.

The two-way trip between Paris and Versailles is included in the price. It’s much more comfortable not to have to drive after drinking wine and champagne.

Let yourself be tempted by a royal night. Live at the time of the King’s Court for a magical dinner at the Palace of Versailles. Evening dress mandatory.

Practical information

Opening Time
On 31 December 2018
Starts at 6:30 p.m.



    Place d'Armes
    78000 Versailles

    Versailles chateau rive gauche (RER C)

    Accord mets et vins: 1.000 €

    Official website


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