Searching for a memorable event for a Paris incentive program? Take your producers to lunch at the Four Seasons Hotel George V, touted by the likes of Travel & Leisure magazine as “the best hotel in France.” Le Cinq restaurant is drop-dead gorgeous, a cream-and-gold fantasy adorned with 17th-century tapestries and startlingly tall flower arrangements comprising groupings of a single color and type of flower, such as calla lilies in four-foot-high, clear glass vases. The flowers alone are a conversation piece.
This is a dining experience that engages all five senses, from the moment that the surprisingly friendly maitre d' seats you at your table with low-key fanfare that includes a little stool on which ladies place their purses — to the final candy guéridon with homemade marshmallows. The cuisine, which has earned Executive Chef Philippe Legendre two Michelin Stars, is fancy but not fussy, with clear, fresh flavors that linger on the palate. For the ultimate decadence, try the chestnut cream laced with caviar, served in a cup. To find out more, go to www.fourseasons.com