Stars & End of the show

Like every year since 1977, legendary restaurant Fouquet’s Paris will be hosting the greatest names of the French Cinema on February 24th, during the annual gala dinner held after the 42nd César ceremony, before shutting down temporarily for renovation.


Official partner of the César ceremony, French equivalent of the Oscar, restaurant Fouquet’s Paris will be hosting nearly 740 hand-picked guests during the traditional annual gala dinner following the 42nd César ceremony. As guest of honor, actor George Clooney is also expected on the red carpet.


In the kitchens, the menu is designed in collaboration with renowned Chef Pierre Gagnaire.


“The menu is designed like a movie, and must be telling a story; a story that provides delights, and a few emotions. The traditional Foie Gras is restyled with unusual savors and textures. The lobster is combined with Paris mushrooms and the onions of Roscoff. The César, feels like a celebration and the sun that everybody is craving for” develops Chef Gagnaire.


The menu of that evening:


Duck Foie Gras ballotine

Dry figs marbré

Red beet marmelade Apple sauce / Artichoke brioche


Poached lobster with brown butter

Yellow mango / Paris mushrooms Onions of Roscoff

Agria potatoe and turmeric celeriac mousseline


The César 2017


On this occasion, the iconic restaurant will be unrolling an outstanding organization to please all of the guests in record time.


This year in particular, spotlights will be turned towards the famous Parisian landmark, that will be shutting down in the aftermath of this big evening. Indeed, since the beginning of the year, the hotel has been undergoing a renovation and expansion programme, and will reopen by Summer 2017.



About Hotel Barrière Le Fouquet’s Paris


A famous name worldwide, a mythical place looking out over two prestigious avenues, including the most well-known avenue considered the most beautiful in the world, the Champs-Elysées. Heir to the traditions of a family in the hotel industry for over a century, and the only Five star establishment still owned by a French family, Hotel Barrière Le Fouquet's Paris offers a luxurious experience in a relaxed atmosphere. Spacious rooms, state of the art technology, sumptuous Spa, magnificent garden, welcoming and attentive staff ,…


Le Fouquet's Paris spirits its guests away from everyday life, welcoming them into a contemporary and restful setting just minutes away from the effervescence of the Champs-Elysées


Hotel Barrière Le Fouquet’s Paris - 46 avenue George V - 75008 Paris



About Barrière


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 33 Barrière Casinos (with one more opening soon in Abidjan), 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, Toulouse, Marrakech, La Baule, Courchevel and Enghien-les-Bains) and organises almost 3,000 shows and events every year. Its turnover was 1.16 billion euros at the end of its financial year on 31st October 2016, and the Group now comprises almost 7,000 staff members.


The Group is also well known in the food and beverage industry, serving some 2 mililion meals, in the leisure industry with 14 spas (Cannes, Courchevel, Deauville, Dinard, Enghien-les-Bains, La Baule, Lille, Marrakech, Paris, Ribeauvillé, Le Touquet and St Barth), 1 thalassotherapy centre in La Baule, 1 balneotherapy centre in Ribeauvillé, 3 golf courses and 2 tennis clubs (more than 32 clay tennis courts), and is increasingly making a name for itself through its world renown Resorts located in many popular tourist destinations.


*whose Le Carl Gustaf St Barth which will open end of 2017