Lagerfeld’s Grecian-themed mural a tasty Michelin-starred collaboration

Chanel creative genius Karl Lagerfeld has turned his hand to palace-hotel decoration, producing an ancient-Greek-inspired mural to adorn the restaurant of a Monte-Carlo hotel.

The mural is a feature of Hotel Métropole’s new Odyssey restaurant, with its menu created by Michelin-starred chef Joël Robuchon, in what the hotel says is a “a new, dual concept destination restaurant and bar”.

Lagerfeld’s one-off mural is set against one wall of the restaurant, which is laid out around an illuminated pool.

“I chose the theme of Greek mythology for Hotel Métropole Monte-Carlo as everything happens in theMediterranean,” says Lagerfeld.

“It seems logical to focus on the location we are in. To convey what I have created in more literary terms, I would quote the heroin from ‘Iphigenia in Tauris’ by Goethe who says ‘And days together stand I on the shore, seeking, in my soul, the land of Greece’”.

The Mediterranean theme is further reflected in Robuchon’s menu with influences from France, Spain, Greece, Italy and Lebanon. Signature dishes include octopus salad with pesto and soft marinated vegetables; squid skewers and artichoke with slow-roasted tomatoes; and lobster with baby spinach leaves and wasabi. 

Odyssey is the third dining option in the opulent palace-style hotel, with Robuchon overseeing all three.

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