Chef Jean Imbert Takes the Helm at Hotel Plaza Athenee’s Iconic La Cour Jardin

Chef Jean Imbert Takes the Helm at Hotel Plaza Athenee’s Iconic La Cour Jardin

Following the success of Chef Jean Imbert’s Le Relais Plaza, as well as the hotel’s new Michelin starred gastronomic restaurant Jean Imbert au Plaza Athénée, La Cour Jardin is unveiled as the third restaurant at the hotel to be overseen by the celebrated chef.

Situated in the hotel’s iconic courtyard and open for the summer season with 80 covers,La Cour Jardin’s new menu by Jean Imbert and Executive Chef Jocelyn Herland is inspired by “cuisine de soleil” and has been meticulously curated with local, seasonal produce expressing the colors and flavors of summer, and cooked with passion and simplicity.

With a menu comprised of dishes designed to share, including ‘sea bream and preserved lemon’, ‘beef prime rib with chimichurri sauce and paprika street corner potatoes’ and ‘the great Niçoise’, La Cour Jardin is the perfect spot for both a relaxing sun-drenched lunch with friends or a romantic dinner for two.

Here traditions of palace dining are upheld; guests can expect the bespoke and distinguished service Hôtel Plaza Athénée is renowned for whilst surrounded by the courtyard’s lush, living walls covered by Virginia creeper and the hotel’s signature red geraniums.

The menu at La Cour Jardin

Chefs Jean Imbert and Jocelyn Herland place seasonal flavour at the heart of the menu and draw their inspiration from what nature does best in summer. Jean Imbert loves to work his produce rigorously whilst always respecting the seasons, resulting in complex dishes with an impression of delicacy.

The menu showcases plant-life in every shape and form and celebrates the chefs’ partners: the market gardeners, fishermen and farmers with whom they have been collaborating for many years. Selected with the greatest care, the produce is treated with the greatest simplicity.

Produce is chosen to ensure a menu that is in tune with the seasons; seasonal vegetables come directly from a family farm in central France, thoughtfully selected, organic, melt-in-the-mouth tomatoes, and aubergines, shoots, gem lettuces, courgette flowers and melons arrive straight from a vegetable garden located one hour from Paris.

The dessert menu, curated by the hotel’s head pastry chef Elisabeth Hot, gives fresh impetus to this culinary philosophy, featuring sweet offerings that celebrates summer produce such as ‘elderflower and raspberry sundae’, ‘iced Tropezienne’ and ‘red berry carpaccio’.

La Cour Jardin at Hôtel Plaza Athénée
25, avenue Montaigne (Paris 8ème).
Open every day for lunch from 12.45am to 2pm and dinner from 7pm to 10.30pm

+33 (0) 01 5367 6602 or +33 (0)1 5367 6665

Photo credit: La Cour Jardin by Niall Clutton