In Paris, a Michelin star restaurant offers online gift vouchers
In the heart of the eighth arrondissement in Paris, close to the Champs Élysées, chef Frédéric Vardon offers his customers an original service: the chance to offer lunch or dinner in the form of gift vouchers which can be reserved directly on the restaurant’s website, Le 39 V.
A customer who offers a gift certificate gets a copy of the order by email and can also check it whenever they wish on the restaurant’s website.
But what stands out on first view Le 39V is the idyllic atmosphere on the top floor of an imposing Paris building. The circular shape of the restaurant offers a panoramic view over the whole city. The terrace is surrounded by picture windows and transforms it into a prestigious venue for aperitifs in garden surroundings.
The chef, who has worked under Alain Ducasse and Alain Chapel, works with the best seasonal produce to offer a neo-classical menu. The cuisine, which was awarded a Michelin star in 2012, is complemented by sommelier-recommended wine.
The restaurant has also recently started to offer gift vouchers online. They offer the chance to discover combinations of flavours and textures of dishes that are classic, but notable for the way the chef has interpreted them.
These prestigious gifts for two people give, for the space of an evening, a meal from an exceptional menu. The advantage of buying directly online is the guarantee of service without any need for a booking agent.
The gift certificate comes in the form of a box containing the gift voucher explaining the details of what is offered, a reference number and the offer of a personalised message from the buyer. Contact details are also shown on the certificate. The certificate can be sent digitally in an email or via text.
This system has the dual advantage of being eco-friendly and convenient; it can be ordered and sent at the last minute. The customer is informed by email when the beneficiary makes use of the voucher.