Gourmet Mass in Sauternes
It's in an old chapel that the bordelais Nicolas Lascombes just opened his 8th restaurant. A great first in the heart of the vineyard of a first grand cru classé!
Pioneer among the Premiers grands crus classés, from 2011, with its certification in organic viticulture, Guiraud Castle innovates once again by opening the whole thing first restaurant within a Premier Grand Cru. And it's in his old Protestant chapel of the eighteenth century what is now said preach gourmand.
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Rehabilitated, the old Protestant chapel of Château Guiraud welcomes the restaurant whose large windows, open on the vineyard, bring a soothing view. A large cedar protects the terrace.
In the quasi Sauternes desert - there are some famous or starred tables around ... but not in the vineyard - it's a palace revolution. After a year of work by Charlotte Allard, a young architect whose test is successful, so Nicolas Lascombes - eight restaurants in Bordeaux, on the Bassin d'Arcachon and in the vineyard - which launches this new local spirit table. The best producers in the region (bio if possible) are solicited. Mr Duleau in Brannens for his pigeons, Mr Gaillard in Brach for his small gray snails, the Dandieu house in Hagetmau for the hen of the Landes ... "I like simplicity and sobriety, says Nicolas Lascombes. that our guests feel at La Chapelle like in a family house in the countryside."
The table d'hôte
Life is organized around the bar, the living room and the large dining room, its fireplace and his monumental table carved from an oak of the property lying in a storm, overlooking the vineyard from the rising to the sunset. And on the terrace for lunches or long evenings under the pines. Of course, the wine list lists the classified growths and values the unknown nuggets of the region. The wines of Château Guiraud are featured, from excellent dry white to divine sweet but also the 26 classified growths of the appellation. What convince neophytes that Sauternes is a wine of gastronomy which can accompany a whole meal, and that systematically associate it with the dessert is completely exceeded. The proof with the "warm oysters of Joel Dupuch, small potatoes confit with thyme, light mousse with fennel and sauternes of the castle, caviar of the house Sturia". Impeccable also on the chicken or scallops. The departure or arrival of a ride in the "Tuscany Sauternaise"- the landscapes are sublime - or in the vineyards of the property.
Open kitchen, counter, large communal table or small tables aside punctuate the space of the huge dining room.
The decoration with sober and contemporary lines put on comfortable materials, leather, oak, velvet.
Market menu, 25 euros / Menu signature, 65 euros / A la carte, about 50 euros
Address: Château Guiraud, 33210 Sauternes