RESTAURANTL'Art de Vivre
In the heart of an unusual natural site
A modern and creative chef
Local and seasonal products
A gastronomic restaurant in the heart of a natural site
Located near Narbonne, on the Occitan coast, in the magnificent setting of Château l'Hospitalet, in the middle of protected vineyards and garrigues, in the heart of the natural site of the Massif de la Clape, the gastronomic restaurant l'Art de Vivre enjoys an exceptional environment.
Nestled in the middle of Gérard Bertrand's wine estate, the great wines and appellations have a place of choice here.
A true showcase of the Mediterranean art of living while incorporating a touch of modernity, the dishes are refined, colourful and fragrant, the cooking perfect and the presentation harmonious.
The restaurant gives pride of place to organic and local produce, while respecting the seasonality of the products.
This delicate and light cuisine is always prepared in harmony with the great wines of Domaines Gérard Bertrand.
A modern and creative chef, attached to the land
Chef Laurent CHABERT has been in charge of the restaurant since 2014.
His talent, his humility and his love of the land make this son of a breeder from Auvergne an outstanding cook in the conception of gastronomic dishes.
He began his career in Corsica and then in a starred restaurant in Val d'Isère. Nourished by all these experiences, he settled down at the Château, a place that resembles him. There he discovered the beauty of the estate, the unspoilt nature of the Massif de la Clape and the Narbonne coast. He then developed the pleasure of working with local and organic products, growing his own vegetable garden and picking aromatic herbs in the massif.
Accompanied by the Pastry Chef and his brigade, Chef Laurent Chabert creates a creative cuisine, highlighting the Languedoc region and biodiversity.
Inspired by the calm and serenity of the place and the omnipresent nature, the Chef puts a special emphasis on the plant world in his dishes. The use of edible flowers, aromatic herbs or berries is one of his trademarks.
The choice of local and seasonal products
Thanks to his team, the Chef selects the best local suppliers in order to be able to serve the best possible quality to his customers.
The vegetables all come from the Occitanie region. Some vegetables and herbs come directly from the Château's kitchen garden or from the Massif de la Clape.
The restaurant serves beef from Aubrac, lamb from the Pyrenees and Catalan sausage, eel from Gruissan and, of course, fish from the Mediterranean Sea.
Working as much as possible with organic products, the Chef makes a point of respecting the rhythm of the seasons in the choice of the products he works with.
Several distinctions and a label rewarding a quality restaurant
The restaurant l'Art de Vivre has been awarded the Michelin Assiette and two covers in the red guide.
The Michelin plate is a distinction rewarding the quality of the products and the know-how of its chef.
The two covers reward the quality of the reception and service, the comfort, the cleanliness, the setting and the atmosphere of the restaurant.
Gault & Millau, another famous gastronomic guide that selects the best French restaurants according to strict criteria (cuisine, atmosphere and general experience), awarded the restaurant two Toques, an honourable rating given to true Tables de Chef.
Finally, Chef Laurent Chabert holds the title of Maître Restaurateur.
This certification is the only title awarded by the State for the French restaurant industry. This title rewards the professional skills as well as the commitment of the Chef to work with raw and fresh products.
In addition to the gastronomic table, the Côté Terrasse - Côté Patio
In the pleasant and warm setting of the Château l'Hospitalet estate, and always selecting products from the Occitan region, the Chef invites you to enjoy a simpler but still refined cuisine:
- On the patio side, for aperitifs in harmony with food and wine (local cheeses, olivade, charcuterie, etc.).
- On the terrace, fresh dishes and light delicacies are served (club sandwich, gazpacho, fruit platter, home-made ice cream and sorbet, etc.).
Dinner concert every Friday night, a jazzy and friendly experience
With "Les vendredis du jazz", the restaurant l'Art de Vivre welcomes you every week for a gourmet and jazzy evening during a dinner-concert.
During this dinner with musical entertainment, you will taste gastronomic dishes in harmony with food and wine.