Château Les Crayères
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3 reviews in English
Review from Therese N.
Review from Mike O.
TOP FIVE MEALS OF MY LIFE. Escape and surrender to a team of hospitality professionals and masters of cuisine with service and food fit for a king. (closed in January)
Thanks to Yelp's entry into France, I can finally share my experience of Les Crayeres with my fellow Yelpers. Reims is a day trip from Paris and in the heart of Champagne. Les Crayeres is a fine hotel with a Michelin starred restaurant to boot. Make your reservation for lunch and catch the train from Gare D'Est to Reims. Catch a taxi from the Reims station and be transported to heaven.
ACCUEIL AND LOUNGE
Upon your arrival at the hotel, you will be shown to the lounge where you may enjoy an aperitif after your journey and otherwise relax before your meal. You are in Reims at the heart of Champagne: order a Kir Royale and you may be escorted quickly and firmly kicked out of the building.
Your captain will arrive with the menu and help you to make your selections in dialogue with the kitchen. When ready, the dining room awaits your entrance. Poise, understated elegance, grace, and timing to the second all combine to perfection in service. Real linen tablecloths, rich tapestries, fresh flower cuttings and fine crystal mix with the beautiful view of the grounds and gardens below the chateau. Doesn't get much better than this!
first arrives a presentation of butter sculpture under glass and atop a slab of white marble. my choice of breads begins with the second (first was in the lounge) of fifteen glasses of Louis Roderer Champagne.
-- aspic of lobster, anise and dill creme
My favorite dish in the world is saute of fois gras. I only had to wait one course for it!
-- Fois gras de Canard poele
Navet a l'Aigre Doux & Copeaux de Noisette
Louis Roederer Brut Premier
Asparagus soup with a delectable slice of ham.
-- Creme d'Aperge Verte
Quenelle de Faisselle au Jambon Ibaiona
Louis Roederer Blanc de Blancs Millesime 2004
-- Baby Lobster tail with roasted potato foam and creme fraiche.
John Dory with a lemon glaze sauce, broccoli and baby shrimps
-- Dos de Saint Pierre braise au Citron
Brocoletti & Crevette
Louis Roederer Cristal 2002
Pigeon with the most delectable reduction I have ever had. The champagne is going toward my sweet tastes with a Rose.
-- Pigeon roti a la Broche
Chutney de Pomme & Choux Rave carmelise
Louis Roederer Rose Millesime 2005
Petit Fours with LR Demi Sec (NOW WE'RE TALKING!)
-- Mini Noix de Coco
auc Coeurs glaces
More Demi Sec
-- Caramel & Fruits de la Passion
Barre croustillante aux Copeaux de Pomme a la Fleur de Sel
Louis Roederer Sec
Combined with a hotel stay and dinner, I could easily see Les Crayeres as a honeymoon dream vacation. Just be sure to pack your Black Amex. Lunch "twelve-euro-signs".
Caramel & Fruits de la Passion, Barre croustillante aux Cop…
Pigeon roti a la Broche, Chutney de Pomme & Choux Rave carm…
Dos de Saint Pierre braise au Citron, Brocoletti & Crevette…
Review from Sean H.
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Pompano Beach, USA
The summit of French gastronomy is located in the elegant Chateau Les Crayeres. Chef Didier Elena has had almost a few years under his belt after taking over the three Michelin starred Chef Gerard Boyer and he did not disappoint. The best meal I have come across, the 6 course with wine pairing was steadily increasing in flavor as each plate was dropped off. Luckily my wife was there and she too ordered this tasting menu but with different meals, so it was like having 12 courses. The eggplant gelatin, tomato and mango reduction with bruscetta, ratatouille and risotto and goat cheese, braised pork belly on polenta with breasts of pigeon, seered sea bream and potatoes, veal shortbread, triple chocolate and cherries, and what seemed to be a spinoff of a peach cobbler. Did I mention the wine not to mention the champagne was fantastic? Delocious