The gourmet bistro at Bern Castle

Choosing a gourmet bistro

Choosing the bistrot gourmand means choosing a restaurant with a rich and harmonious menu. The dishes are made with local produce. The chefs revisit traditional recipes to surprise gourmets.

Gourmet bistro cuisine

Bistro cuisine is all about conviviality. Chefs vie for originality to revisit an authentic cuisine, full of flavour and colour. Somewhere between French culinary tradition and gastronomy, you'll find cuisine that awakens the taste buds, and restaurant addresses are exchanged with great relish. The bistrot gourmand often offers regional and family dishes that are sometimes famous beyond France's borders. Bistro cuisine is warm and tasty, and offers an alternative to Michelin-starred restaurants that are not accessible to everyone.

Le Bib a benchmark for gourmet bistros

The bib is a distinction awarded to good small restaurants throughout France. It is awarded by the Michelin guide inspectors. The idea is to enable people who would not otherwise be able to afford a Michelin-starred restaurant to find good places to eat without spending too much. The Bib Gourmand distinction is awarded to restaurants offering distinctive cuisine at moderate prices. To put it plainly, the proposed addresses can be bistros or any other local restaurant offering a complete meal (starter, main course, dessert) at good value for money.

The gourmet bistro and Provençal cuisine

Provençal cuisine is very much in the bistro spirit. You'll find local cuisine with traditional, generous recipes. The colours and scents of the region are a delight to taste and smell. The products are carefully selected for their quality and often for their local production. The proximity of the sea gives you the opportunity to cook emblematic fish such as sea bream or sea bass, as well as shellfish and seafood. Provençal dishes are cooked with olive oil, an ingredient renowned the world over for its taste and health benefits. Of course, this cuisine also includes ripe fruit and vegetables, which benefit from a temperate climate and an exceptional 300 days of sunshine a year. And don't forget the red, white and rosé wines. The various grape varieties that give rise to the red and white tones are gradually gaining in popularity, though they are still dominated by the famous 'rosé de Provence'. As for aromatic herbs such as thyme, rosemary and sage, they are a strong symbol of Provence and give a special flavour to the bistro cuisine of our region.

The gourmet bistro at Bern Castle

The Château de Berne wine estate in Lorgues in the Var, offers you a gourmet bistro that is one of the best addresses in the region. Here you can enjoy excellent Côtes de Provence wines, whether red, rosé or white. The restaurant's friendly, convivial atmosphere is perfect for two, friends or family. A meal to share the pleasures of the plate. The estate's Bistrot gourmand invites you to sample authentic recipes reminiscent of home cooking. Local produce, tradition and French gastronomy are all reflected in the chef's recipes. From foie gras and ravioli to Parmentier, quail and monkfish, there's something for everyone. The Bistrot du Château de Berne has been awarded the Michelin Bib Gourmand.

A gourmet bistro is the best way to treat yourself without breaking the bank. The Château de Berne estate welcomes you to its gourmet bistro, which has been awarded the Michelin Bib Gourmand. It's a guarantee of local cuisine, often using locally-grown produce. The bistrot gourmand offers a warm, sincere welcome with no fuss.

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