My elegantly serene contemporary dining room is an invitation to enter a world apart. Between shadow and light, it vibrates to the subtle rhythm of the ballet of the servers, the fire in the fireplace and the fairy-like crystal garden created by artist Aurélie Abadie. Panelled with larch, spruce and ash, the room is bathed in light from dawn to dusk. In the age-old tradition, the wood was carved with fire, burnt to reveal shapes, colours, textures and nuances ad infinitum. Emitting the powerful force of the Earth, a monumental block of blue Savoie stone stands at the entrance to the kitchen universe. Cut from a quartz vein unique in the world dating back to the origins of our world, it symbolizes the obviousness and powerful authenticity of our “cuisine”. Truth and transparency – the philosophy of Laurent Petit and the spirit of this place. The peaks, the lake, the old chestnut trees, the hosts, the kitchen and dining room brigades unite in an immense peon of praise to nature.
Laurent Petit: "I want to pay homage to the land around me and surprise you, subtly, with finesse, deeply, gently, at length. I want to introduce you to ingredients you may not be familiar with and surprise you with their delicacy.
My travels to Japan have left me with a clear sense of purity, and a desire to focus on the intrinsic qualities of our ingredients, to extract their hidden flavours. In my kitchen, Perche is cooked with salt, fish scales are the ‘butterfly wings’, we make ‘crayfish tea’ and Fera fish eggs… caviar of the lake.
My promise to you? We will take you to a new level of tastes – unrefined, dazzling, startling, unexpected. When you dine with us, you will be forced to let go!"