Laurent Chabert, the Art of Living

Laurent Chabert, chef at the Art de Vivre restaurant, Château l'Hospitalet

Au Chateau l'Hospitalet near Narbonne, the chef Laurent Chabert dedicates his talent to managing the kitchens of the restaurant the art of living whose menu offers a clever marriage between local products and exceptional wines Gérard Bertrand.

The art of living

The name of the establishment sums up the spirit that reigns Chateau l'Hospitalet : the art of living. The brand flowed naturally at the heart of this hotel complex draped in vineyards managed according to the precepts of biodynamics. The soul of the place emanates from a signature: that of Gérard Bertrand, great wine maker. Because it is he himself who confided to Laurent Chabert, the chef of the restaurant, is responsible for building a gastronomic offer to match the cuvées from his finest vineyards. The situation is exceptional and the stake of the same magnitude, served by a natural setting which is that of La Clape, superb wine-growing terroir on the seafront.

The sap of the soil

For a fervent spirit of authenticity and gustatory truth, short circuits are essential. It is the choice made Laurent Chabert who works in his kitchen only with noble and local products. The commitment was accompanied by the creation of a garden on site, where the chef draws and cultivates his herbs and seasonal vegetables. These carry the flavors of a land which is the one shared by the vines. They are the same sap and the same juice to help adjust perfect pairings between wines and flavors. A circle of small producers participates in the seasonal supply of the kitchens. All these resources fuel the inspiration of Laurent Chabert who creatively ensures to perfectly serve the very high expression of Gérard Bertrand wines.

Wines and flavors

À la carte the offer is particularly expressive, inspired by both the sea and the land. Most of the fishing comes from the Ayrolles pond in Gruissan. The menus adapt to arrivals where the majority are wolves, eels or mules. In the favorable season the tuna is also present. Lamb, guinea fowl and young birds come from farms in the southwest, like the beef from Aubrac. Cow, goat or sheep cheeses are selected from the closest terroirs. The dishes are then designed in close relationship with the wines, submitted to the attention of Gérard Bertrand himself. Among the recipes that make the signature of the art of living can be counted the Mediterranean lobsters very well served by a Clos du Temple Rose. Or the Croustillant de Pigeon stuffed with foie gras to which the cuvée The Viala, in Minervois La Livinière, or Forge en Corbieres Boutenac bring perfect resonance. The establishment itself consolidates its reputation by awarding a Michelin plate in 2019.

The Art of Living Restaurant
Chateau l'Hospitalet
Narbonne road
11100 Narbonne

Chateau l'Hospitalet

A domain Gérard Bertrand on the appellation La Clape

Among the wine properties of Gérard Bertrand, Chateau l'Hospitalet located in the heart of the appellation La Clape is also a Mecca for hospitality and the Mediterranean art of living.

Best Western Hotel Canet

Best Western Hotel Canet

The Best Western Hôtel Canet has placed the promotion of Roussillon wines at the heart of its activities through its Lounge Bar and associated boutique.

A hotel between sea and vineyard

Le Best Western Hotel Canet recently had a facelift. With an interior decoration completely revised by designer Victoria Tonizzo, it also enjoys a prime location along the Promenade de la Côte Vermeille. Forty-eight rooms are spread over six floors: some on the seafront, widely open to the Mediterranean horizon, others facing the sea. Roussillon vineyard, dominated in the distance by the silhouette of Canigou. Between these two views is summed up the soul of the Catalan country, whose character is deeply shaped by the meeting of the sea and the last Pyrenean peaks. The Best Western Hotel Canet therefore offers this residential setting conducive to shine on a territory rich in wine tourism opportunities. It is also an ideal place where the joys of the beach are just a few steps away.

A showcase of Catalan flavors

Au Best Western Hotel Canet, the start of the day receives particularly careful attention. Breakfast, organized as a generous buffet, favors gourmet diversity and contributes from the morning to the pleasure of the stay. The hotel offer is also distributed around the bar where the Roussillon wines. The opportunity is thus offered to indulge in a few tastings that allow you to explore all the facets of Catalan wine production. Its development is relayed by an elegant boutique where a selection of the region's flagship products is displayed. The main local appellations are present: white, red and rosé from Coasts of Roussillon, Maury, Collioure, Banyuls, Muscat de Rivesaltes appear in the window. A beautiful invitation to immerse yourself in the region's wine richness and which makes the establishment an address of choice for a stay motivated bywine tourism in Occitania.

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120 Promenade of the Côte Vermeille
66140 Canet-en-Roussillon

phone 04 68 80 28 59

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