Hotel la Chartreuse du Bignac

At the gateway to Bergerac, relaxed atmosphere and refined cuisine...

The restaurant at La Chartreuse du Bignac welcomes you to enjoy gourmet moments in a bright, cheerful atmosphere.

Two cosy, elegant dining rooms in winter and a lovely terrace from which you can gaze at the sunset over the surrounding hills go hand in hand with cheerful, discreet, attentive service.

You will also enjoy the lounge and large fireplace, the privacy of the small library or the mall with its chestnut trees, great spots to have a drink or coffee.

With each passing season, the Chef crafts updated versions of traditional recipes and regional fare using fine local produce.

Jean-Louis Viargues, the proprietor, will be delighted to share his passion for wine with a selection designed to give you a discovery tour of the heritage and wealth of Bergerac vineyards, in addition to whetting your curiosity with a selection of wines from around the world. Choice of wines by the glass.

Our Chef, Menus & Carte

Our Chef:Rémy Le Charpentier


They are many in the Le Charpentier family who have been working as Chef and Restaurateur for several generations. As a young boy, Rémy was already fond of cooking, but as he was mainly enthusiastic about nature, his initial project was to become a forest ranger.

When he met Jean Luc Mouty, Chef of Castel Hotel 1904 at Saint Gervais d'Auvergne, he realized that becoming a Chef was his true project. With M. Mouty, he has developed determination and high quality requirements, the care of giving pleasure with food and has acknowledged the importance of product selection ; to say it in a word : he has developed passion for this craft.

In 2007, Rémy joined the team of the Burdigala in Bordeaux as a “Chef de partie” and further “Second de cuisine”. He then worked with Denis Franc and joined later the restaurant of the "Grand Hotel Loeramar" of Saint Jean de Luz as a Second in command.

At the beginning of 2013, he became Chef at the restaurant "Le Chilhar", at Espelette, in the Basque region.

Since February 2014 , he has taken in charge the restaurant of "La Chartreuse du Bignac".
His ambition, which is shared by Brigitte and Jean Louis Viargues, is to have you discover his style of cooking by tasting his beautifully displayed menus which will offer you genuine flavours and products of quality .Your appreciation will be his reward.

L'Apéritif du Chef


If you appreciate to have a drink before dinner, our Chef Rémy Le Charpentier would like to have you discover - and enjoy - some exceptional products :

-The true Pata Negra Ham, 100 % Iberian Bellotta produced by Cinto Jotas, matured during 36 months and labelled as one of the best ham worldwide.
Individual portion (50 g) : 20€
For 2 (100 g) : 35€

- The "Foie gras" cooked at low temperature and seasoned with Cep powder made by the Chef from Ceps he picked himself nearby.
Portion : 12€

Menu of Winter


Appetizer
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The veal : Sweetbreads, carot muslin and iced orange, spicy citrus compote, reduced orange juice
or
Lobster salad in macaroni timbale, citrus fruits juice, lobster emulsion (+3€)
or
Organic surprise egg, boiled, white and green asparagus, bread biscuit, meat juice with morel
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Pigeon from Poitou : supreme cooked and slightly hay-smoked, confit leg, green pea muslin, cocoa juice
or
Sea bass cooked with Timut pepper, pommegranate olive oil sauce, braised fennel
or
Stuffed saddle lamb with piquillos and squids, ribs cooked with an herb crust, green beans salad and mashed celeriac
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Cheeses from Perigord and other France areas, from M. Blanchard's shop (+8€)
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« Twix » made in Perigord : ganache Azelia chocolate, soft caramel with nuts and hazelnuts, ice cream
or
Sweet oplays chocolate Bourbon vanilla, violets from lamonzie-Montastruc, creamy and granita
or
Acidulous ruler : passion fruit dacquoise, mango and yuzu jellys, coconut tube, passion fruit and brown rum sorbet
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Petits fours


Rates :
3 dishes : 50€
Beverage are not included

Menu du Marché


Our Chef goes to the market every day and proposes you a different suggestion each evenings :


Appetizer
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Duck breast in carpaccio, coarsely grated foie gras and bread biscuit
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Sturgeon filet, seasonnal vegetables, reduced juice with red wine
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Caramelized nuts tart, white chocolate ganache and chocolate and caramel ice cream
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Mignardises



39€ per person

(This menu is an example)

Carte

Starters
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The veal : Sweetbreads, carot muslin and iced orange, spicy citrus compote, reduced orange juice 28€

Organic surprise egg, boiled, white and green asparagus, bread biscuit, meat juice with morel 24€

Foie Gras from Sirguet farm, cooked low-temperature, mushroom powder, pear and bread biscuit 24€
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Main courses

Rump of veal cooked with fresh thyme, stuffed morel vegetable , green asparagus, reduced veal gravy with hazelnut oil 36€

Sea bass cooked with Timut pepper, pommegranate olive oil sauce, braised fennel 33€

Stuffed saddle lamb with piquillos and squids, ribs cooked with an herb crust, green beans salad and mashed celeriac 34€
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Desserts

« Twix » made in Perigord : ganache Azelia chocolate, soft caramel with nuts and hazelnuts, ice cream 14€

Acidulous ruler : passion fruit dacquoise, mango and yuzu jellys, coconut tube, passion fruit and brown rum sorbet 12€

Sweet oplays chocolate Bourbon vanilla, violets from lamonzie-Montastruc, creamy and granita 12€

Marinated Périgord first strawberries, chibouste light mousse with Bourbon vanilla, basil jelly, mojito sorbet 14€

Breakfast at Bignac


Buffet breakfast is served everyday from 8.00 to 10.00 in the dining rooms or outside in summer, at the rate of 23€ per person.

A continental breakfast may also be served in your room at the rate of 18€ per person.

 

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