"Monsieur Escoffier is almost certainly the world's foremost cook; he is leagues ahead of all the other chefs I've ever met", said César Ritz. The meeting of the two men would lead to the 1898 opening of the Ritz Paris. Gastronomy was always one of the hotel's great strengths, with the focus on "artfully prepared menus".
This marked a real revolution in the hotel and restaurant world, one spearheaded by the two partners, who welcomed some of the most celebrated figures of their time. On Place Vendôme culinary pleasures have always reigned supreme.