On the edge of a forest of umbrella pine trees, overlooking the Golf d’Amour, the Hotel du Castellet with its ochre facades is one of the region’s most charming properties. With its patina furniture, guest rooms in hues of honey, lavender or grape and sun-drenched terraces, it is the ideal setting to savour the creative cuisine featuring seasonal produce by Christophe Bacquié, meilleur ouvrier de France. For absolute relaxation you will find the pool, the golf course, the spa and the shade of the gazebos,which when night falls are illuminationed to set-offthe beauty of the grounds.
Christophe Bacquié, Meilleur Ouvrier de France (2004) and two-star Michelin laureate has been in charge of the restaurants at the Hôtel du Castellet and the kitchens of the MonteCristo since November 1, 2009.
During his professional career, a number of encounters have made a lasting impression in his passion for cooking. After the Oasis in Mandelieu-La Napoule with Stéphane Raimbault and Louis Outhier, charismatic and generous chefs, he went on to numerous locations in Paris, including Prunier in the 15th arrondissement.
He returned to Corsica where he grew up and did a stint as sous-chef at La Villa (Calvi) before becoming co-chef in 1999. Becoming Chef des Cuisines in 2000, he obtained a first Michelin star in 2002, and then the prestigious title "Meilleur Ouvrier de France" in 2004. Since February 2007 he has held two stars in the Guide Michelin.
In 2009, he takes a new challenge and leave Corsica to Provence, where he takes in charge the cuisines of the Hôtel du Castellet.
In 2010, he wins back the second star with the MonteCristo restaurant.
He also takes in charge the management of the whole cuisines of the Tourism Pole of Le Castellet (Hôtel du Castellet*****, Grand Prix Hôtel***).
The year 2011 begins with his new project for the Hôtel du Castellet, the SanFelice bitrot restaurant which opened in May 2011.
In November 2011, the MonteCristo restaurant enters in the private world of the Grandes Tables du Monde.
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