The soul of the Festival
In the firmament of gastronomy, the Palme d’Or restaurant has been overlooking the Croisette, in the heart of the mythical Hotel Martinez, for over 35 years.
In 1985, the chef at the time, Christian Willer, gave it this name, in reference to the most prestigious award of the Cannes Film Festival. He obtained his first star in 1986, then a second in 1991. Then, this chef, who is closely linked to the gastronomic reputation of Cannes, passed the torch of excellence to Christian Sinicropi in 2007, who retained the double distinction.
This artist at heart instils a true sensory experience in the heart of his dishes, like his gala dinner offered to the Cannes Film Festival jury every year. An exclusive meal, imagined by four hands, with his wife, Catherine, who signs a unique ceramic tableware for a menu in homage to the president of the jury and whose composition is kept secret until the service, the day before the festival.
According to the seasons, the culinary compositions of this chef inspired by philosophy, nature and his artistic encounters, can be enjoyed in this mythical place, facing the bay of Cannes.