New Year’s Eve dinner 2020 at Ducasse’s ORE restaurant at the Palace of Versailles

Published by Manon C. · Updated on 12 December 2019 at 14h38 · Published on 28 October 2019 at 15h39
For New Year’s Eve dinner 2020, 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, 2019.

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 2020, 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 served in 8 courses and 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.

New Year's Eve 2020 dinner menu
€1000, including drinks

Oille / Dom Pérignon 2008
Oille de l'hiver

Starters / Condrieu 2016 - Rouelle Midi, Domaine Vallet
Jumbo shrimps and sorrel
Scallops and caviar
Veal's kidney bouillans, black truffle

Relevé / Corton-Charlemagne, Grand Cru 2012; Domaine du Pavillon
Blue lobster cookpot, squash, chestnuts and white truffel

Entremets / Pomerol 2008, Clos du Rocher
Warm mallard and foie gras pâté

Rôst / Corton Grand Cru 2011, Clos du Roi, Domaine Thénard
Truffled Bresse poultry

Petits entremets / Sauternes 2008, Château Suduiraut
Tartoufle pie
Roasted spinach with giblets

Eau parfumée
Champagne Dom Pérignon 2008

Le Fruit
Frozen mandarin

Le Louis XIV

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.

For more ideas to celebrate Christmas in Paris, check our guides out:

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
On 31 December 2019



    Place d'Armes
    78000 Versailles

    Versailles chateau rive gauche (RER C)

    Accord mets et vins: €1

    Official website


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