Ecole Ritz Escoffier

If hanging out at Le Ritz Paris, the last word in luxury, isn't exclusive enough for you, how about this? Thanks to the Travel Onion, we were lucky enough to be treated to a behind the scenes tour of the hotel, having a nose around the Marie Antoinette-inspired bedroom, quaffing champagne in the hotel's most luxurious suite (La Suite Imperiale),  followed by the highlight of the evening: a cooking lesson at the famed Ecole Ritz Escoffier and a dinner of the meal we prepared in the hotel's kitchen, alongside the chef.

One of the bathrooms in the Suite Imperiale

A bathroom in the Suite Imperiale

The Marie Antoinette Bedroom 

Ecole Ritz Escoffier

Our Work Stations in the Kitchen

Our Dinner Table in the Kitchen

Chef Didier shows us how it's done

Veal Medallions

Gratin in preparation

More champagne!


Thanks to The Travel Onion who organised the evening, chef Didier who taught us all the tricks and the two Stephanies of the Ritz who made the evening such a dream!

For more information on cooking courses at the Ritz see the Ecole Ritz Escoffier website

The Ritz Paris 
15 Place Vendome
75001 Paris

photos copyright Kim Laidlaw Adrey


  1. Great photos, nice memories...

  2. nailed the pictures on that one...really looks ritz-y!

  3. Absolutely fab pics. Great to see you there!

  4. Trop cool! Trop jalouse! I want to stay in the Marie Antoinette suite and drink bubbles and eat pudding! What a dream.

  5. This is a very special treat just to see all these wonderful symbols of the Ritz! The Marie Antoinette Bedroom is probably overbooked all the time...I cannot imagine how you were able to see it. Or is it for show only and no bookings? I am wondering. Thx for a memorable visit to this wonderful spot!

  6. We were very lucky to be shown the Marie Antoinette bedroom. It's part of the Imperiale Suite, which is the Ritz's premium suite and it costs a cool €13,000 a night to stay there. So at that price, I'm not sure it is booked all the time!

  7. Are these really all your photos?! They're incredible! Well done!

  8. WOW!!! I could only dream!