The Grand Hotel Bordeaux relaunched its 19th century brasserie this week with a star-studded soirée attended by city mayor Alain Juppé. In resurrecting its name from yesteryear- Le Bordeaux- the hotel highlights the restaurant’s historic heritage as a favorite Bordelais meeting spot on the Place de la Comédie since 1850.
Decorated in Belle Epoque style, the brasserie has been restored to honor its 19th century origins, and the menu—created by Chef Olivier Garnier and overseen by Executive Chef Pascal Nibaudeau—features traditional French dishes like wild boar, suckling pig, Bresse chicken, and lièvre à la royale (“royal hare”). Arriving at the Grand Hotel from Le Bistrot’Nomik, Garnier has also worked at the Michelin-starred restaurant Les Ambassadeurs in Paris.
Guests in a celebratory mood can even order up glasses of Bordeaux grand crus served from magnum, double-magnum, and Jeroboam bottles (how decadent!.) The brasserie also has an oyster bar called Le Cabanon du Bordeaux. For more information, visit www.ghbordeaux.com