Airelles - Chateau de Versailles

The Royal Feast by Alain Ducasse

Journey back to a time of decadent feasting and royal largesse at Le Grand Contrôle, where the inimitable Alain Ducasse presents a unique Michelin-Star experience.

An immersive experience by Chef Alain Ducasse

The French art of living, excellence and elegance come together in one magical dining experience at Le Grand Contrôle, where gilded rooms revive the mystery and magic of the royal court.

Perfectly choreographed by our warm and welcoming teams, the Michelin-Star menu of Chef Alain Ducasse is unveiled in a gastronomic display, sweeping you off your feet and into the 18th-century.

A cocktail hour like no other

In the cosy opulence of the salon d'audience, join us for a carefully crafted cocktail or a glass of champagne, and allow the promise of the evening to unfold over canapés served amongst your fellow guests. At the perfect moment, your hosts will reveal the beautiful candlelit dining room, where the feast begins.

A Royal Feast

Chef Alain Ducasse celebrates the rich traditions of French cuisine at the heart of Le Grand Contrôle in a truly unique dining experience – The Royal Feast. Inspired by the feasts of the Kings, the royal menu reimagines classic French fine-dining dishes according to the seasons, reinventing royal recipes with exceptional ingredients and a modern twist.

As music drifts through the air, join us in the dining room, where beautifully dressed tables await, bathed only in candlelight. In immaculate 18th-century dress, our expert staff weave the magic of the court into every detail, carving succulent dishes before your eyes and revealing the freshest seasonal flavours in every dish.

This cuisine of Alain Ducasse is served à la française, creating an atmosphere of shared feasting between you and your fellow guests.Accompanied by a carefully curated selection of wines, the culinary adventure continues long into the evening with delectable desserts and digestifs.

Saturday Feasting

For guests joining us on Saturday evenings, the convivial atmosphere of Louis XIV's extravagant court is brought to life with banquet-style dining, for something uniquely special. Join your fellow guests at one extravagantly dressed table for a truly regal feast. 

Private dining, for something unforgettable

For an intimate dining experience in a uniquely refined setting, allow us to reserve Marie-Antoinette’s parlour for a special private event, lunch or dinner for up to four guests. The décor, reminiscent of the splendour of the French court, gives way to beautiful views out to the garden for complete tranquillity and privacy, making the parlours the perfect choice for an impressive business lunch, intimate cocktails or private dinners.

Every detail is unique, from the porcelain plates to the silverware and delicate crystal. For larger events, our restaurant can welcome up to 30 guests for a celebration that will live long in the memory. 

Le Grand Banquet

For a dining experience worthy of Versailles itself, experience a Grand Banquet at Le Grand Contrôle for an immersive gastronomic adventure to the 18th-century. Four times a year, the Grand Banquet celebrates the season’s finest flavours with a unique menu specially crafted for the occasion by Alain Ducasse himself, while spectacular decor, live performances and endless surprises make for a truly unforgettable experience.

Practical information

Opening hours
  • Sunday evenings to Friday evenings, at 8 pm
  • Accessible to external guests
  • On Saturdays, we set up a single large table for all our guests.
  • Food and wine pairing: €460
  • Food and non-alcoholic beverage pairing: €320
  • Smart, gentlemen are asked to wear a jacket
  • Reservations are open for the next two months only