Spend an Unforgettable Evening at the MOULIN ROUGE to Ring in the Holiday Season
F rom December 20th through to January 5th, the Moulin Rouge welcomes you into a fairy tale-like world where dreams and reality come together, and where fine dining is on the agenda as well for the celebrated cabaret invites you to discover its holiday menus elaborated exclusively from noble products and carefully prepared by Chef David Le Quellec.
Savour foie gras from the Saint Orens Farm enhanced with quince and coffee chutney and Christmas spices or a sashimi of Mandarin marinated salmon. Slowly cooked filet of John Dory is served Grenobloise style or you might opt for breast of chicken from the Landes region with black truffles. Dessert is the traditional and traditionally delicious Christmas Yule log. The influential Gault&Millau guide to gastronomy, which has listed the finest of restaurants since 1972, has recently positioned the restaurant of the Moulin Rouge among the essential restaurants of the capital. A first for a cabaret and a source of pride for the Moulin Rouge, which since the arrival of Chef David Le Quellec in 2015 has firmly entrenched home-made cooking into its values by bringing together tradition and modernity. The chef is running the kitchens of the Moulin Rouge to the highest standards of quality demanded by the celebrated Parisian establishment, and so on the menu is plenty of innovation and seasonal fare.
Throughout this festive period so as to keep with tradition, the Christmas dessert prepared by the pastry Chef Eric Barnerias will enchant lovers of all that is sweet.
And because a party dinner is always served with fine wine, the sommelier of the cabaret has selected superb wines, red, white and rosé, which he carefully ages in the wine cellar, a treasure trove of 25,000 bottles. There is of course champagne, the star of stars because at the Moulin Rouge some 240,000 bottles are consumed annually. Take it all in for splendour adorns your table. In
between the past and the future take in the present for a sparkling evening in which the experience begins upon arrival in this mythical venue. The dining room team of 120 maître d’s, head waiters and waiters will usher you into the Belle Epoque hall with its authentic wall frescoes and Morris columns with the original posters of artists who performed here including Mistinguett, Maurice Chevalier, Edith Piaf, Jean Gabin, Frank Sinatra, Liza Minnelli and so many others.
Every night the orchestra plays the great classics from around the world offering a fine opportunity to take to the dance floor. Meanwhile, upon the tables is an exceptional menu of winter savours along with the emblematic little red lamps that impart a muted atmosphere onto the evening before being turned off to set the stage for the celebrated show Féerie. A two-hour marvelfilled show with 60 performers on stage, original music and 1000 costumes of feathers, rhinestones and spangles all topped off with the emblematic dance of the Moulin Rouge, the French Cancan. Meanwhile, behind the scenes no less than four art and craft houses designated by the French government as Living Heritage Companies for the excellence of their traditional know-how are at work.
The Maison Février, master feather crafters since the 1920s worked for Mistinguett, the Maison Clairvoy, the historic shoemaker of the Moulin Rouge since 1945 makes the cancan boots, the creation workshop of the Moulin Rouge itself is directed by Mine Verges and creates the fabulous costumes and more recently the Atelier Valentin, master embroiderers, has joined the house’s arts and crafts entourage. And as 2019 is almost upon us, for the last night of the year the Moulin Rouge welcomes you for an exceptional evening for New Year’s Eve on December 31st. The chef is even more inventive for this unique moment in the year and prepares a succulent dinner featuring sea bass ceviche, sea scallops and roasted milk fed veal. The champagne corks fly, the orchestra warms up and the soirée of enchantment begins.
The revue Féerie rings in the New Year amongst family and friends and at midnight the entire team of the Moulin Rouge is on hand to wish you a Happy New Year. And then it’s time to dance until dawn.