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February 2019
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La Grande Maison de Bernard Magrez in Bordeaux

Restaurant la Grande Maison de Bernard Magrez, Bordeaux. Une halte. FEVRIER 2019. Plume Voyage Magazine #plumevoyage @plumevoyagemagazine @plumevoyage © Plume

Pierre Gagnaire and his loyal right-hand man Jean Denis Lebras have come up with a high-flying menu to delight their guests that fits perfectly in the gourmet, accessible and unique lunch theme.

Lovers of excellence, this iconic restaurant formerly led by Joël Robuchon and still crowned with 2 stars offers a two-course menu starting at 60 euros from Tuesday to Friday. This private mansion located in the Bouscat district of Bordeaux offers an elegant tasting experience in its hushed lounges. Choose among the following options: wild mushroom ravioli and forest broth, deglazed ray wing of a mango vinegar with hazelnut butter spinach or even roast pork with sage, drizzled with black rum pudding cream served with potatoes and red wine prunes. A menu whose well-balanced proposal comes to delight the palate and satisfy all your needs and wants by showcasing the products of the region. This is also the opportunity to taste the wines of Bernard Magrez, owner of four Grands Crus Classé in the region, Château Pape Clément, Château La Tour Carnet, Château Fombrauge and Clos Haut Peyraguey while contemplating the works of Shephard Fairey, the Atlas, Claude Lévêque or even Banksy carefully selected from the collection of the Institut Culturel.
The institution, a part of the Relais & Châteaux, also offers six rooms adjacent to the restaurant decorated in the Napoleon III style. Note to the Parisians: a guaranteed change of scenery just a short 2-hour TGV ride away from the city.

By Capucine Plume

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