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Most of us have dreamt of becoming astronauts at some point in our lives. Although the possibility of exploring the vast expanse of space is only limited to a select few, one enterprising hotel has literally brought space to its guests.

Mandarin Oriental, Paris looked to the stars for inspiration for its cosmic dining event at Sur Mesure par Thierry Marx restaurant this March. Scheduled to be held on each Tuesday throughout the month, guests will discover recipes Chef Thierry Marx has created for astronaut, Thomas Pesquet, to taste during his six-month mission aboard the International Space Station (ISS).

Lucullus’ ox tongue, Photo © Gabriel Otero

Lucullus’ ox tongue, Photo © Gabriel Otero

To make the most of their space-age experience at the hotel, guests can book the One More Night Offer, which provides a complimentary third night’s stay.

Guests will have an opportunity to dine like an astronaut on 7, 14, 21 and 28 March, when a gastronomic version of the dishes prepared for Thomas Pesquet will be presented at Sur Mesure par Thierry Marx.

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In keeping with the theme of the event, the restaurant will also be transformed to resemble a spaceship for these events. Each guest will be able to choose from a six-course menu that contains many surprises, including the three recipes created by Chef Thierry for the French spaceman.

Sur Mesure par Thierry Marx restaurant takes on a space theme, Photo © Mandarin Oriental Paris

Sur Mesure par Thierry Marx restaurant takes on a space theme, Photo © Mandarin Oriental Paris

On the menu will be Lucullus’ ox tongue, Chicken supreme with morel mushrooms, and Apple gingerbread.  The restaurant menu is priced at EUR 230 per head (excluding beverages).

Mandarin Oriental, Paris’s involvement in Thomas Pesquet’s space mission will also be celebrated in other ways at the hotel in March. The Cake Shop will offer the Planet Marx pastry, which is shaped like Mars and made of Madong chocolate and caramelized pears.

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The hotel’s deluxe room, Photo © Mandarin Oriental Paris

The pastry is priced EUR 8 for take-away or EUR 15 at Camélia. At Bar 8, barmen have invented five Star Cocktails, including Starman (vodka, violet liqueur, cranberry juice, lime juice, and hibiscus syrup with gold and silver powder) and Stardust (tequila, red Haut Médoc wine, Heering liqueur and raspberry puree). Cocktails priced at EUR 27 each.

The One More Night Offer is available until 29 March 2017. Rates from EUR 925 for a Deluxe room.