Chef Yannick Alleno Leaves Le Meurice, Focuses on Courchevel Resto

Yannick Alleno

The food world is abuzz with the news: acclaimed chef Yannick Alleno has announced his departure from Le Meurice, the Parisian palace hotel on Rue de Rivoli where he helms the Michelin three-starred restaurant. Instead he will focus his culinary prowess on his Latin Quarter bistro, Terroir Parisien, and the two-star 1947 at Cheval Blanc in Courchevel, where he’s been given free reign to create a “new culinary movement” (Cuisine Moderne). For this season’s menu, Alleno has partnered with winemakers from Moet Hennessy to create surprising dishes like a rack of veal marinated in Chateau Yquem barrels. The 1947 restaurant offers an ultra-exclusive dining experience to just 25 guests each evening in a single seating.

Cheval Blanc is the luxury hotel brand created by LVMH, and the chic ski chalet in Courchevel has direct ski-in, ski-out access to the Trois Vallées, the world’s largest ski domain. Cheval Blanc Courchevel reopened for the winter season on December 12, 2012 with a number of enhancements: a new redesign of 1947 restaurant created by designer Sybille de Margerie; eight new suites; a new ‘After the Snow’ Guerlain treatment, conceived exclusively for The Cheval Blanc Spa; and special events for guests, like “by invitation-only” preview events of the Dior and Louis Vuitton collections.

Alleno’s Terroir Parisien offers an entirely different kind of dining experience. Using ingredients indigenous to the greater Paris region, Alleno champions Parisian culinary history and traditional French dishes, aiming to bring historic recipes back en vogue.

Free Luxury Travel Newsletter

Like this story? Subscribe to The Dossier

Luxury Travel Advisor’s only newsletter, covering unique destinations and product news for affluent travelers. Delivered every Tuesday & Thursday.

For more information about this innovative chef, check out the new video posted on Alleno's official site is

Suggested Articles:

The Ritz-Carlton, Turks & Caicos has opened on Grace Bay, Providenciales, marking the debut of the luxury hospitality brand in the destination.

Reservations are now open for Cheval Blanc Paris, an ultra-luxe boutique hotel on the Seine, offering top landmark views. Here's what to expect.

One&Only Aesthesis when it opens will mark the brand's second property in Greece, and third overall in Europe. Here's what we know so far.