The 43rd César Awards Ceremony Gala Dinner

In official partnership with the César Academy, this year the legendary Fouquet’s Paris brasserie will once again welcome the biggest names in French cinema to a Gala dinner following the 43rd César Awards Ceremony.

The prestigious event will bring together over 750 representatives from across the disciplines of film-making. This year, the 43rd Awards Ceremony’s guest of honour will be Pénélope Cruz.


A 3 course meal has been designed in collaboration with Michelin-starred chef Pierre Gagnaire to mark the occasion. And for the first time, the menu will also be available in all Fouquet’s* restaurants on the evening of the 3rd of March, the day after the event.


This is an exceptional opportunity for the public to enjoy a prestigious, unique and gourmet experience.


On the menu for the gala dinner, as a major first, guests will be able to discover:



César 2018 lobster salad


Beef Wellington

in a morel mushroom jus


Chocolate / praline / salted caramel tart


A glass of champagne 



About Barrière

The Barrière brand sells two separate groups of hotels, casinos and restaurants: Groupe Lucien Barrière (GLB) and Société Fermière du Casino Municipal de Cannes (SFCMC).

Founded in 1912 by François André and subsequently developed and managed by Lucien Barrière, Diane Barrière-Desseigne and Dominique Desseigne, the Barrière group has gone through many eras to become market leader in French casinos, a benchmark in the luxury hotel industry and a global player in the world of leisure and entertainment.

The Group has developed an unrivalled offering in the top of the range leisure market, founded with the view to providing operational excellence, a quality of service that is second to none and French art de vivre. Today it owns 34 Barrière Casinos (with one more opening soon in Cairo), 18 Barrière Hotels* (mainly 5 stars) and more than 120 bars and restaurants, one of which is the renowned Fouquet’s in Paris (with subsidiaries in Cannes, Courchevel, La Baule, Marrakech, Toulouse and Enghien-les-Bains) and organises more than 3,000 shows and events every year. Its turnover was 1.17 billion euros at the end of its financial year on 31st October 2017, and the Group now comprises 7,000 staff members.

The Group is also well known in the food and beverage industry, serving some 2 million meals, in the leisure industry with 15 spas, 1 thalassotherapy centre in La Baule, 1 balneotherapy centre in Ribeauvillé, 3 golf courses and 2 tennis clubs, and is increasingly making a name for itself through its world renown Resorts located in many popular tourist destinations.                     

*including Le Carl Gustaf St Barths which is due to open late 2019.


About Fouquet’s

A globally renowned name, a legendary destination overlooking two prestigious avenues, one of which, the Champs-Elysées, is considered to be one of the most beautiful in the world. Since 1889, Le Fouquet’s Paris Brasserie has offered a warm, welcoming atmosphere to the heights of Parisian society.


Blonde wood panelling, chandeliers, velvet chairs, plaques designating the regular tables of Edith Piaf, Jean Gabin and even Charles Aznavour. Studio Harcourt’s celebrity black and white portraits on the walls. With the décor of a traditional Paris brasserie, Le Fouquet’s celebrates its timeless connection with the cinematic arts. Food-wise, the menu was created by three-Michelin-starred Chef Pierre Gagnaire. His cuisine pays homage to the French soil and stays true to the principles held dear by the famous Parisian brasserie while adding a touch of creativity.


Today, the Parisian brasserie experience may be enjoyed in 6 other Barrière destinations: La Baule, Cannes, Toulouse, Marrakech, Courchevel and recently, Enghien-les-Bains.