Crystal Room Baccarat
By Yvonne Mason


Crystal Room, Baccarat By Yvonne Mason Can a woman ever have too much crystal? Or too much Baccarat crystal? Or too much fabulous food? I don’t think so. The Crystal Room, Baccarat, Paris provides all these necessities.


Walk through a magnificent high ceilinged hallway with matching six foot solid crystal fireplaces to dining rooms resplendent with giant crystal chandeliers and crystal glassware. Even the ladies room is floor to ceiling Baccarat.


The glassworks long history begins “At the end of the 100 year war, the King of France Louis XV granted Louis de Montmorency Laval, bishop of Metz, a Royal Warrant to set up a glasshouse in Baccarat, with the aims of energizing the region and providing much needed work for the unemployed population.


The first kilns were lit in 1764, but it was not until 1816 that the industrialist Aime-Gabriel d’Artigues, who bought the glasshouse, transformed the plant into crystal work.” from Baccarat Gallery-Museum.


Baccarat needing a prestigious location for its museum, gallery and restaurant revived the mansion of Marie-Laure de Noailles, at 11, place des Etats-unis and hired Phillippe Starck to transform the 18th century dwelling. Dining here is the epitome of elegance.


Chef Guy Martin and Chef David prepare a splendid lunch. We start with white asparagus in warm cheese sauce with black olives and semi cooked Norwegian salmon lacquered in tarragon.


The main courses of cod stewed in citrus fruits and roasted farmer poultry with a ravioli of Japanese turnip were the essence of lunch in Paris.


The dessertisof chocolate banana leaf with banana passion sorbet. Then stroll to the ballroom, its wood panelling and its paintings by Franceco Solimena, a Tiepolo disciple. Bon Soir 8 Hide Details FROM:

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