The landmark Hôtel de Paris Monte Carlo was built in 1864 and heralded as the epitome of the very best. In 1874, over a hundred stonemasons, bricklayers and road workers laboured for over 18 months to create the world’s largest wine cellar below the hotel’s flower gardens.
During World War 2, a wall consisting of seven layers of bottles, behind which 20,000 precious bottles were hidden, was sealed off. This secret cellar also housed the hotel’s silverware as well as the fortunes of a number of the hotel’s guests. The cellar was reopened in 1945 by one of the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo’s most favoured guests, Winston Churchill.
For a limited time, the lucky few can enjoy a complimentary tour of the legendary Hôtel de Paris Monte Carlo Wine Cellar.
Until May 30th, the Grand Marque, Dom Pérignon, to showcase the vibrancy of the second release of the 1998 vintage – P2, is transforming one suite at the Hôtel de Paris Monte Carlo.
Dom Pérignon is completely re-staging Suite 321 with a combination of sumptuous furnishings, luxurious fabrics and opulent materials. The black, bronze and coal grey tones (what else) are accented with smoked glass, charred wood logs and marble. The elegant custom-made solid marble table has been designed with a special dinner in mind.
An elegant 5-course dinner inspired by Alain Ducasse and crafted by the Hôtel de Paris’s Executive Chef Franck Cerutti is a highlight of a stay in Suite 321.
The menu takes direction from the dark mineral, iodine, and spiced singularity of Dom Pérignon P2-1998. After the aperitif, a selection of caviar chilled San Remo gamberoni is served with Venere Rice with a lemon verbena aroma and cumquat. To follow Pasqualina Herbs Raviolo, braised farm Veal and French style early vegetables, finishing with Lemon Delight.
The mini-bar is a treasure trove of rare vintages – an exceptional private cellar exclusive to the Dom Pérignon suite. Included is travel to and from Nice Airport with Dom Pérignon Vintage 2006, flowers, a book by Alain Ducasse and a cocktail at the Bar Américain.
If you stay 3 nights in the suite a complimentary tour of the legendary Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo Wine Cellar is part of the package. For more: http://www.montecarlosbm.com/