Recently renovated, the establishment, in the hills of Saint-Bonnet-le-Froid, offers cuisine which is innovative, traditional and seasonal.
Here, the menu is constantly changing. Every week it offers new products and new dishes.
After comprehensive restaurant-hotel industry training consisting of a BTS (advanced technician’s certificate) and CAP (certificate of professional competence), Laurent Blanchon’s love for wine persuaded him to study for the national diploma in wine waitingat Tain l’Hermitage hotel school. Having just completed his studies, he met Régis and Jacques Marcon, a meeting which marked him to such an extent that he has remained with them to this day.
Working inHaute-Loire for over sixteen years, he puts his expertise to good use at l’Auberge des Cimes and tends to recommend visitors wine by the glass service.
Let’s turn back the clock a bit…At the time, the establishment had only one cellar, in the basement. It wasn’t until 2004, when they created their new kitchen, that the Marcon family equipped themselves with 4 EuroCave wine cabinets.
That’s why, last April, when the private function room was converted to a wine room, l’Auberge des Cimes naturally turned to EuroCave to fit it out. In this way, three Wine Bar 8.0 cabinets allow 24 vintages to be served by the glass whilst four wine cabinets – including two 2-temperature cabinets – allow the wine to be stored and brought to an ideal serving temperature.
With over 25, 000 bottles, l’Auberge des Cimes now has 550 wines on its wine list.
The region’s grape varieties take pride of place. The wine cabinets are overflowing with wines from the Rhône Valley such as Côte-Rôtie, Saint-Joseph and Hermitage. Also worth noting is the sommelier’s selection of Burgundy white and red wines, appreciated for theirfinesse and ability to pair well with food.
"Because it’s quite simply the gold standard for wine cabinets. They are attractive and functional every day in our establishment”, Laurent Blanchon spontaneously replies.