The first luxury Hotel in Europe to be home to three Michelin-starred restaurants is now taking stand for a more sustainable approach to gastronomy

Press Release

Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris, the First Palace in Europe to house three Michelin- starred Restaurants is now proud to offer its 5 stars to the best of cause.

Following the announcement of the 2018 Michelin Guide, the restaurants Le Cinq, Le George and L’Orangerie at the Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris have confirmed their Michelin stars.

Simone Zanoni Christian le Squer and David Bizet

Jose Silva, Regional Vice President and General Manager of Four Seasons Hotel Geroge V said “Last year the hotel achieved a historic milestone, becoming the first Palace in Europe to offer five Michelin stars in its three restaurants Le Cinq***, Le George* and L’Orangerie*. When one paves the way for excellence, one has to imagine the future of gastronomy and we believe there is no such future without a strong environmental commitment.

Proud to offer an unprecedented Michelin-starred culinary experience within the same hotel, the Four Seasons Hotel George V is now inviting guests to discover its sustainable vision of gastronomy, unveiling new local and seasonal experiences.

Three Chefs, each with their own individual identities, have committed to sustainability in their personal way

Christian le Squer chef of Cinq restaurant Paris

Captain of the Cinq***, three Michelin starred Christian Le Squer decided to use his notoriety in support of the protection of the Oceans.

After receiving this life changing consecration of 3 Michelin stars for 15 years, I believe it’s now time for me to give back and offer this notoriety to serve a cause close to my heart. My roots naturally brought me to the protection of the oceans and, after meeting many experts and NGOs, my commitment grew. I’ll continue embracing this cause in the year to come, with a first step on March 17th, to launch Surfriders’ Ocean Initiative.

Simone Zanoni, Italian chef at the restaurant Le George, Paris

Simone Zanoni, Italian chef at the successful Mediterranean restaurant Le George*, will shortly unveil all the details of a local, social and environment-friendly project.

We’re currently finalizing an exciting project mixing seasonality and local sourcing, while addressing our restaurants’ waste to finally close the loop. I’m absolutely sure that if everyone contributes with responsibility, we’ll be able to truly impact future generations.”

David Bizet Chef at L'Orangerie restaurant Paris

David Bizet, heading the intimate and refined L’Orangerie*, will offer hotel guests weekly cooking classes, with a focus on cooking philosophy and seasonal influences.

I grew up in a family with a passion for cooking and local ingredients, and still draw inspiration from seasonal garden produce,” said Bizet. “My childhood taught me to respect nature and its equilibrium. I want guests to feel like part of L’Orangerie family and to come away with a better understanding of the way we approach ingredients and the specific tastes we strive to create.”

About Le Cinq

With three Michelin stars awarded in 2016, 2017 and 2018, 5 toques and the exceptional rating of 19.5/20 in the 2018 Gault & Millau Guide, Le Cinq is the only restaurant in Paris to achieve these three standout distinctions.

Known for his exemplary consistency, which has earned him three Michelin stars over 12 consecutive years, Chef Christian Le Squer was appointed Executive Chef of Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris in October 2014 and reclaimed the third Michelin star for Le Cinq restaurant in 2016. This prestigious award, along with the ‘Chef of the Year 2016” nomination, further exemplifies Le Squer’s unique approach to combining traditional French cuisine with modernity. Christian defines himself as a creator of flavors and composer of tastes.

About Le George

Opened in October 2015, le George offers a light and modern Mediterranean-style cuisine, taking guests on a journey between the French Riviera and northern Italy. Designed for sharing, dishes are balanced and healthy, bursting with flavor and freshness. The cuisine is tailor-made to be enjoyed in the timelessly chic and relaxed space designed by famed designer Pierre-Yves Rochon. Its modern influences and distinctly Parisian vibe make it a trendy and convivial Michelin-starred restaurant.

Simone Zanoni became Chef o fLe George in September 2016, after spending eight years as Chef at three Michelin star restaurant Godon Ramsay in London, and two Michelin star restaurant Gordon Ramsay au Trianon in Versailles. Zanoni has infused the highly popular menu at Le Geroge with his own personal influences and inspirations, identifying distinctive Mediterranean flavors and instilling a sens of place with each dish. In Simone’s view, a dish ismade memorable “when you have put your heart into it and created a journey of flavors.”

About L’Orangerie

With 17 years of experience in the kitchens of Le Cinq, David Bizet rose to a new challenge in May 2016 when he was appointed Chef of the latest signature gastronomic restaurant at Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris, L’Orangerie. Crowned World Champion of the “Hare a la Royale” championship in October 2016, he achieved one Michelin star in February, just 8 months after the restaurant’s opening. Awarded ‘Great Chef of Tomorrow’ by the Gault & Millau Guide one month later, he then received the prize of ‘Best Meat or Poultry Dish’ by the Lebey Guide before being crowned ‘Revelation of the Year’ by the Pudlowski Guide.

Drawing inspiration from nature and brining the best out of seasonal and local garden produce, Chef David Bizet’s menu complements the changing seasons, offering what he likes to describe as “a traditional French contemporary cuisine of elegance, refinement and femininity.” Bizet’s culinary creations are often described as an artistic composition and are further brought to life with Pierre-Yves Rochon’s intricate interior design, overlooking the famous Marble Courtyard.


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