This temple to plant-based and locally sourced cuisine draws the pick of the bunch among gourmets of all stripes. The menu changes at the whim of the passing seasons and subject to availabilities, but its roots run deep. René Mathieu, the gastro-botanical chef, has not rested on his laurels over the past decade. Gradually, he has made the shift towards a 100% plant-based cuisine, without trampling on any sensitivities. So, don’t worry, you can look forward to the real green deal without being sent up the garden path. The experience is not about eating vegan, but plant-based food and that is where the difference lies: it is all about offering the quintessence of plants to bring out their taste above all else. Discover how a few green vegetables combine with red fruit in a fermented juice, taste the aromas of summer flowers mixed with the best tomatoes from Sandrine, the gourmet market gardener, savour the gourmet taste of artichokes and the woody flavour of barbecue-cooked chanterelles, be transported back into childhood by the sweetness of the fruits and flowers that perfume the desserts. An experience that shows that going back to the land can be a bed of roses!