Thursday, April 13, 2017

La Chassagnette in Camargue. Perfect vegetarian restaurant

Going to La Chassagnette is rather an experience.

Located 15mn south of Arles in Le Sambuc (50 mn from St Remy), it is tucked in the middle of Camargue in a little peace heaven.

Chef Armand Arnal who is leading the kitchen since many years offers you his unique and innovative cuisine based on vegetables mostly coming from the property garden.

On Arrival, take time to visit the extensive garden, its 4 veggy tunnels, its orchard.....

And then enjoy an all vegetarian meal.
The lunch 3 courses (55 €) was excellent and was paired with juices (carrots & ginger, beetroot).
The restaurant also propose non vegetarian dishes but the emphasis is obviously on vegetal.

Outside seating by the garden, in the evening, you can also have outside dinner in an area that is protected from the mosquitoes that are present in the Camargue.

Once finished with you meal, you may pick some Herbes de Provence to bring back home.

And then on you can drive all the way to the miles long beach of Piemanson, unspoiled beach.
On the way, wander in the little hamlet of Salin de Giraud (Salt factory). See the mountain of salt drying, catch a great picture of the many pink flamingoes (or even swan) that spend the summer here.
If you come early or late in the season, you will still be able some of the "lazy" flamingoes that decided the region was still perfect in winter and settled year long in Camargue.

And if you feel like action, you can always stop in one the many Manade (ranch), horseride or talk to the bull...

This is the perfect location for a "day out in the country".

La Chassagnette
Route du Sambuc
(from Arles, follow the sign to Saintes Maries de la mer and then turn left to "Le sambuc/Salin de Griaud)
04 90 97 27 96
opens 7/7 from July 1st to Sept 16th
mid season opens 7/7 for Lunch and Thursday to Saturday for dinner

3 courses lunch menu at 55€
5 courses discovery menu at 85€
8 courses degustation at 125€
Wine pairing as from 34€

One of the 4 veggy tunnel

March 20th 2017 in Provence

Herbes de Provence garden

Garlic flower tofu with Veggy "à la Grecque"

Green Asparagus and Artichoke risotto

Candied Fenel with Lemon & Thyme Sorbet

The team of La Chassagnette

Chef Armand Arnal

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