Coronavirus: LVMH and Cheval Blanc invite hospital caregivers to dinner
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Cheval Blanc hotels and the LVMH Group launched an initiative called “À table, les soignants!” (“Dinner is served, caregivers!”). Based on an idea from Michelin-starred chef Arnaud Donckele, the initiative aims to expresses gratitude for the efforts of the hospital caregivers by inviting them to dinner.
The initiative was launched by Arnaud Donckele, chef at the three-star restaurant La Vague d’Or in the Cheval Blanc Saint-Tropez hotel. He said: “Going to a restaurant is the promise of a wonderful time. After the incredibly difficult weeks that medical staff went through, my fellow chefs and I wanted to do what we do best to say thank you, namely prepare dinner for two, a gift of really good food prepared with a spirit of generosity from the heart. We want to express our deep gratitude and admiration to all those who have taken care of us.”
Furthermore, LVMH and Cheval Blanc created an online platform that connects healthcare workers and partner restaurants. Hospital personnel sign up through an association called “Solidarité avec les soignants” (“Solidarity with caregivers”). The association centralises donations to transform them into available reservations for dinner as part of the programme. At the same time, the MICHELIN Guide has reached out to its impressive network of chefs and maîtres d’hôtel, as well as its millions of readers to cascade the initiative.
Some 224 tables for two have been reserved since the launch on June 12. The public can therefore get involved in this operation and be a strong support for “À table, les soignants!” by choosing to order “Le Bon Menu”, 10% from which will go to support the initiative.