‘Four-Hands’, Four Michelin Stars (Jan 2016)

Posted on: January 12th, 2016 by Simon Carter



(Content Courtesy of TallPR & MARC Restaurants.)

London – Chef Arnaud Bignon of London’s Two-Michelin-Starred restaurant, The Greenhouse, and guest chef Jean-Luc Rocha of Bordeaux’s Two-Michelin-Starred Château Cordeillan-Bages (Pauillac, France) will partner for one day, on Tuesday 26 January 2016, to host an exclusive lunch plus dinner paired with Château Lynch-Bages 2004 and other fine wines.

Tucked away in a green-leafed Mayfair mews, The Greenhouse is one of London’s most highly acclaimed two-Michelin-starred restaurants. At the helm is Arnaud Bignon whose classic-meets avant- garde food philosophy brings a new dimension to French cuisine and earned him a second Michelin star in 2013.

Visiting from the Medoc wine country is perhaps Bordeaux’s most exciting chef, Jean-Luc Rocha, Meilleur Ouvrier de France 2007. Contemporary and well balanced, his cuisine enhances the regional produce from the land and sea, and adds a splash of fantasy to enlighten the senses. Château Cordeillan-Bages, a 28-room boutique hotel, is situated in the heart of the vineyard of Château Lynch-Bages, owned by the Cazes family.

Both The Greenhouse and Château Cordeillan-Bages are members of Relais & Châteaux and through this gourmet association and their passion for French cuisine and wine, a ‘four-hands’, four-star dining experience awaits.

Date: 26 January 2016, Lunch or Dinner

Venue: The Greenhouse, 27A Hay’s Mews, London W1J 5NY

Lunch: £150 including wine flight, £110 excluding wine flight

Dinner: £210 including wine flight, £130 excluding wine flight


The Greenhouse – The Greenhouse has been part of the MARC portfolio of establishments since 2003. The restaurant boasts the UK’s biggest wine list with over 3,400 bins for which it has been awarded the Grand Award by Wine Spectator magazine every year since 2005, the only restaurant in the UK to hold this distinction. www.greenhouserestaurant.co.uk

MARC Ltd. – Established in 2001, MARC Ltd operates some of the most coveted names in the industry which are united by a common set of standards, dedicated to delivering food, wine and service excellence. The portfolio includes Morton’s Private Members’ Club in London, O. W. Loeb Wine Merchants, MARC Fine Wines, Marc Patisserie in Selfridges, MARC Patisserie & Bakery, A Voce restaurants in New York, Morello Bistro in Connecticut, Bistro du Midi in Boston and the celebrated François Payard bakeries. www.marcrestaurants.com

Château Cordeillan Bages – Situated in Pauillac, France, approx. one hour from Bordeaux city centre and a mere 30 min from the Atlantic seashore, Château Cordeillan-Bages is a boutique hotel and part of Lynch-Bages & Cie. It has been a member of Relais & Châteaux since 1992. The restaurant boasts one of the largest wine lists in the region (1 500 references), two Michelin stars, 4 Gault & Millau hats and is Grandes Tables du Monde. www.cordeillanbages.com

Château Lynch-Bages – A stone’s throw from Pauillac and overlooking the Gironde estuary, the Lynch-Bages winery (1855 Grand Cru Classé) lies on the Bages plateau – one of the commune’s finest gravel croupes. Formerly the property of the illustrious Lynch family from Ireland, the estate was repurchased in 1934 by Jean-Charles Cazes. Housed in a building that dates back to the late 16th century, the old Lynch-Bages vat room that was installed in the 1850s is one of the few old wine-making facilities that has remained intact. A visit here is a veritable voyage in time. Jean-Michel Cazes handed over to his son Jean-Charles back in 2006, and the Lynch-Bages wines continue to bear witness to the same generosity and excellence, benefitting as they do from the same high standards. www.jmcazes.com

Lynch-Bages & Cie – Since the late 1980s, at Lynch-Bages, Jean-Michel Cazes has been considered pioneer in wine tourism. Over the years, the Cazes family has developed a number of experiences dedicated to wine, history, culture, gastronomy and “art de vivre”. Established in 2010, Lynch-Bages & Cie manages: Château Cordeillan-Bages, Café Lavinal, Château Ormes de Pez B&B, and the curated shops in the village of Bages. It also offers bespoke visits of Lynch-Bages and its historic vat-room and art exhibits, and organises personal encounters with the artisans on the estate during tasting courses or cookery demonstrations. And VINIV which offers wine lovers the opportunity to live a complete Bordeaux winemaking experience under the guidance of awarded oenologists by blending their own Bordeaux wine from grapes picked among the best appellations of the region. Helicopter landing, hors & carriage rides, classic car tours, picnics in the vineyard, bike rentals, private hiring for events complete a unique experience in the Bordeaux region. Lynch-Bages & Cie is the proud recipient of the Global Best of Wine Tourism 2016 award for France. www.lynchbagescie.com