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À la table des présidents

7 January 2021
Delving into the secrets of the Elysée Palace menus and kitchens…

À la table des présidents celebrates the pleasures of the table, for the truth is that fine food is an integral part of the relationship between presidents and their guests. A beautiful book, inviting us to savour a banquet of words and stories. Each menu – put into context and modernised – encourages us to go further in our exploration of what a reception at the presidential palace really means.

Guillaume Gomez recounts these culinary pageants with sensitivity, accompanying each menu with his own interpretation of the dishes, in more personal recipes. Understanding what the chef wanted to convey at the reception, getting to grips with the menu, imagining himself in the kitchen, and… reinventing.

Guillaume Gomez reveals his true self, and his creativity comes to the fore: no tricks, no pretence, just the pleasure and love of good food. This book contains fifty new recipes, concocted by him and described in his own words.

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