French chef Alain Ducasse has created a 9-course menu to fete the 30th anniversary of his restaurant Le Jules Verne at the Eiffel Tower, with each course paying homage to his restaurant's namesake.
On Thursday, January 30, Le Jules Verne will host an anniversary dinner that will take guests on a culinary journey through Vernes' literary works. Dinner is a cool €550 a person.
A starter of sea urchin, for instance, will be paired with a 1996 Dom Perignon to invoke "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea."
A dish of scallops, cauliflower, gold caviar and gelée will be served to represent "The Mysterious Island," while "North against South" will be plated using truffled Brie cheese from Meaux, served with an herb salad. The restaurant is located on the second floor of the tower at 125 meters above ground.