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.
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.
To start ...
Veal Sweetbreads : crispy phyllo pasta, « bavaroise » of celery, Granny Smith apple, gravy liveche
Poached langoustine with a shell soup of citronnelle and ginger perfumed, esturgeon caviar and mixed vegetables (+4€)
Organic egg stuffed with a ‘duxelle’, light cream of green aspargus, roasted shallots, summer truffle
Duck magret slightly smoked on hay, corn, melted potatoes
Hake from Saint Jean de Luz: country tomatoes and virgin sorrel sauce
Beef : as filet, green beas and peas salad, mild pepper from Pays Basque, as a raviole
An authentic part of Bergerac products : M. Blanchard cheeses
Une note de sucré :
Mara Straweberries from Perigord : religieuse with light cream, brocciu of Mr Blanchard with lime peels confits and Madame cream
Sweet chocolate like a ganache with verveine infusion, raspberry biscuit and raspberry sorbet
Apricot : white egg, apricot and rosemarry coulis, apricot biscuit and sorbet
3 dishes : 50€
3 dishes and cheese : 65€
5 dishes : 72€
Drinks not included
In the dining rooms or on the terraces, every evening - except on Tuesdays - you may discover the art of our new Chef Rémy Le Charpentier : contemporary and seasonal
Marinated yellow zucchini tagliatelle, walnuts and duck liver cream
Codfish, green peas, mashrooms duxelle
Lemon pie and meringues
Rate : 39 € or 44€ with cheese
Our Chef goes to the market every day. This menu is not contractual and may vary according to the ingredients available on the market.
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 17€ per person.