Il Carpaccio celebrates the arrival of the famous duo of Chefs Oliver Piras and Alessandra Del Favero, in partnership with the three-star restaurant Da Vittorio.
Il Carpaccio, the Palace’s legendary restaurant, announces its grand reopening on September 7th, 2021. In partnership with the famous Cerea family of the restaurant Da Vittorio, Oliver Piras and Alessandra Del Favero will be serving the cuisine that earned them a Michelin star at their Aga restaurant in The Dolomites, applying skills honed at the 3-star Da Vittorio, near Milano. Working closely with Chefs Enrico and Roberto Cerea, they have created an exclusive Il Carpaccio menu featuring generous and creative cuisine, distilling their experience into a tribute to traditional and seasonal Italian products.
“Our cuisine is Italian,” Oliver Piras explains, “it strives to be its purest expression, shaping transalpine products of exceptional quality into light modernity. What sets us apart? Probably the way we welcome guests, as if it was our own home. We can’t wait to come into the dining room, present our dishes, apply the finishing touches tableside like on the famous Paccheri alla Vittorio with its three-tomato sauce and fresh parmesan, all prepared and served at the last minute!”
This legendary 55-year-old Da Vittorio recipe is just the beginning. Oliver and Alessandra love slicing the superb ‘elephant ear’ veal cutlet in front of their guests, or serving the amberjack ‘al verde’ tartare reminiscent of their time near the Italian-Austrian border. The menu also includes Vitello Tonnato revisited, lighter (and lemony): an example of how Il Carpaccio circles back to the classic pleasures of Italian cuisine, with a free hand and a modern touch always lighter on the sauce and cream. Oliver sums it up best as “complexity served with simplicity.”
For dessert, the Italian duo have teamed up with Quentin Lechat, the Pastry Chef, to whip up a menu based on the great classics like the beautifully plated tiramisu and creations like the innovative pairing of stracciatella with tomatoes and strawberries.
Clément Emery, Beverage Director, has recruited a young, talented team of Sommeliers to guide you through the Italian peninsula’s most captivating terroirs, escorting you off the beaten track to discover hidden treasures, prestigious estates and rising stars. The wine menu hits a lively, creative note, perfectly tuned to the cuisine of our young duo of Chefs, for singular and vibrant pairings.
In its new setting, Il Carpaccio will also open its doors in early September to the calm, tree-lined garden. Everything is ready and waiting for the big day, one of the highlights of the season. Christophe Thomas, General Manager of Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris, looks upon Oliver and Alessandra, a couple in the kitchen and in life, as “embodying our new identity: a youthful energy, passion for our profession and exceptional products.”
Information & Bookings:
Opens Tuesday September 7th, 2021
Tuesday to Saturday from noon to 2:30 pm and from 7 pm to 10:30 pm
Lunch menu €65 / Tasting menu €125
Tel: +33 (0)1 42 99 88 12