Chateau de BerneChateau in Provence
Four inviting, subtly elegant rooms are available. Relax, rest and even laze in delightful settings featuring a combination of materials, bathrooms with cement tiles, time-polished wood furniture, revived parquet flooring and rare Chinese artefacts. In spring 2016, five new rooms will also be offered in the “Maison du Logis”, the very attractive annex of Logis de la Cadène.
Our Chef Alexandre Baumard owes his passion to Sundays spent in kitchens learning how to prepare new dishes, to old traditional cookery books and the competitions launched with his father to create new recipes and explore the flavours of good local dishes.In the footsteps of two uncles, who are chefs, he decided at age 16 to take a culinary arts course in Saumur in western France and honed his skills alongside some great practitioners, such as Benoit Vidal at Mas des Herbes Blanches, Paul Bocuse at Auberge du Pont de Collonges,Christophe Bacquié at Hôtel du Castellet and Laurent Saudeau at Manoir de la Boulaie. These were determining experiences, which taught him discipline, respect, creativity and advanced culinary skills. Today at 27, this promising chef explores and invents a light cuisine that is subtle and elegant, giving free expression to the flavours of the produce within a contemporary style.