“The Charente-Maritime forges my identity and feeds me with inspiration; and the sea is my garden. It is through the products of the sea that I wish to tell the story of this place. These meagre, scampi and scallops — they are the ocean revealed before your eyes when you dine with us.”
The culinary approach of Christopher Coutanceau, a remarkable fisherman since childhood, is steeped in ancestral family traditions as well as an ardent commitment to sustainable and eco-responsible fishing practices. Through his passion and technique, his cuisine is a gastronomic cruise showcasing the marvellous wonders and aromas of the sea.
Menus 90-210 EUR s.i. Carte 180-250 EUR s.i.
terminology: t. = tax, s.n.i. = service not included, s.i. = service included
Gourmet restaurant: Monday and Sunday.
Gourmet restaurant: from January 7th to 24th, from March 4th to 17th, December 24th, December 25th, Christmas.
Michelin-starred chef Christopher Coutanceau includes seafood in his dishes every day. Given the alarming impacts that intensive fishing has on the oceans, he wants to advocate for responsible fishing.
Born and raised in La Rochelle, Christopher Coutanceau maintains a strong bond with the sea and its seafood, which he features prominently in his dishes. He has been applying the Seaweb sustainable fishing charter for 10 years. He buys his supplies at the auction house from producers he handpicks for their fishing methods. He has teamed up with director Frédéric Giorgetti to film and produce a documentary warning against the dangers of overfishing, which is depleting marine resources and species, in the hopes of raising as much awareness as possible about saving the oceans.