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.
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€
To start ...
Scallops from Erquy just snacked, squash and butternut as a couples of textures
Lobster : as a ravioli with herbs oil and Piment d'Espelette, spicy citrus compote and bouillon with whiped cream
Organic egg yok « parfait », cecina de Leon, porcini mushroom carpaccio
Pork filet mignon from Mr.Oteiza ,chards and gravy with a chorizo flavour
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 :
Poached Pineapple tube with cumbawa biscuit and coconut whipedcream
Sea Bass from Britany : cooked in a bread crust, califlower as couples as textures (+4€)
Figs from Bignac : poached with vanilla bread with hazelnut, ganache Opalys chocolate and vanilla
3 dishes : 50€
3 dishes and cheese : 65€
5 dishes : 72€
Drinks not included
Our Chef goes to the market every day and proposes you a different suggestion each evenings :
Mise en Bouche
Salad of hake just smoked, potatoes, vinaigrette with rice vinegar
Duck breast with honey, slice of "mi-cuit Foie Gras" and confit pumpkin
Lemon creamy pie, meringue with citric note and piment d'Espelette
39€ per person
(This menu is an example)
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.