We are thrilled to be welcoming one of the world’s finest French chefs, Philippe Mouchel, to Lutèce as our guest chef on Wednesday April 2 for our lunch and dinner service.
The three course lunch and five course dinner will feature classic French dishes with a Philippe Mouchel twist, such as duck foie gras with honey poached figs and ginger spice, and a roasted lamb rack and braised lamb shank with navarin jus and eggplant.
The culinary feast also includes an appetizer and glass of French champagne on arrival. As an option, wines from The Lane Vineyard in South Australia can be matched to the menu too.
Born in Normandy, France, Philippe began his illustrious career at the age 16 when he started his apprenticeship at the Hotel le Grand Cerf in Evreux. His precision and skill in the kitchen opened the door for him to work his way through the kitchens of Michelin star restaurants across France where he spent the majority of his career.
Since then, he has worked in numerous renowned restaurants around the world, including several in Tokyo and Hong Kong. His exposure to Japanese flavours and cuisine there influenced him strongly and this experience is often evident in his menus.
Philippe has worked heavily for the legendary Paul Bocuse, opening several Bocuse restaurants as Head Chef across the globe and also took on stints as Executive Chef at two top Sydney restaurants. He has since opened two restaurants of his own in Melbourne, both of which won multiple awards while in operation.
The lunch or dinner is $160 per person, $190 with matched wines, and will take place on April 2. You can see the full menu here. Bookings can be made on (07) 3161 1858 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.