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The books, the wine... charity dinners

Le Bristol Paris celebrates the complementary pleasures of literature, food and friendship. Every month for a whole season, a famous writer is invited to share a high standard dinner created by 3-star rated Chef Eric Frechon, served with wine to be discovered in the company of its producer.

During this evening event, to be held in the Salon Castellane, expert journalist Olivier Barrot presents and interviews the guest of honour, whose latest book is autographed and offered to each guest.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, October 6th 2016: Alexandra LAPIERRE

The novelist, who writes about people—often women—with flamboyant destinies, had a great success with her recent novel "Moura", portraying the adventurous Baroness Boudberg.

Winemaker: Château Pedesclaux

Located in the birthplace of the classified growths of Medoc in the Pauillac appellation, Château Pedesclaux (5th classified growth in 1855) found a second life when it was bought by Mr. Lorenzetti in 2009.
Today it consists of 36 hectares of vines and a brilliant team at his side. Its production represents almost 180,000 bottles of fine wine which instantly impressed the public with its dense and charming style, without the need to wait numerous years in their cellar.

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016: Jean-Loup CHIFLET

A humorist in the English-style, Chiflet made his name with his book, "Sky, My Husband", and his unique and hilarious take on the French language.

Winemaker: Château Larrivet Haut-Brion


Thursday, December 1: Frédéric VITOUX, a member of the French Academy, is an expert on cats, Italy and L.-F. Céline. His latest novel, "Au Rendez-Vous des Mariniers" (The Bargemen's Meeting) is a delightful story celebrating his longtime home of the Ile Saint-Louis.

Winemaker: Champagne Taittinger

Thursday, October 6th 2016: Chantal THOMAS

An expert on the Age of the Enlightenment and its authors (Sade, Casanova), Thomas's passion for her subject is evident in her novels, including her acclaimed "Les Adieux à la Reine" (Farewell, My Queen).

Winemaker: Château Pontet Canet

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017: Pascal ORY

A specialist in cultural and political history, Pascal Ory was one of the first to explore the Vichy period in France (1940-1944). The far-flung interests of this eclectic writer range from graphic novels to gastronomy.

Winemaker: Château Léoville Barton

Thursday, April 6th, 2017: Jean DES CARS

This natural born storyteller, who channels the spirit of historian Alain Decaux, writes inspired portraits of royalty and their thwarted destinies: the Habsburgs, Grimaldis and Windsors.

Winemaker: Disznoko Tokaji Hongri

Thursday, May 4th, 2017: Alain REY

With his encyclopedic knowledge of everything from football to wine, Alain Rey is the soul behind the Robert dictionaries and our very own smiling Socrates.

Winemaker: Château Léoville Poyferré

Thursday, June 1st, 2017: Laure ADLER

A biographer of famous women (Duras, Giroud, Arendt), this radio and television journalist and passionate theater lover is a true cultural agitator.



A warm, refined and memorable exchange, creating a lasting bond between the participants, as a circle of friends. With this creation dedicated to 80 participants, Olivier Barrot materializes a project dear to his heart.

These evenings are charitable: all profits are donated by Le Bristol Paris to the American Hospital of Paris.

Practical Information

Salon Castellane

From 7.30pm to 10.30pm
Booking on +33 (0)
Possibility to book a table for a group of 10 people
Price: € 190

Menu designed by Eric Frechon,
Three-Michelin stars Chef of the Epicure restaurant:
- Welcome cocktail
- 3 course dinner
- Selection of wines by our Sommelier Bernard Neveu

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