Le Chartreus du Bignac, photo by placescases.com

Restaurant La Chartreuse de Bignac, Saint-Nexans, France

Restaurant La Chartreuse de Bignac rating by the 5D Sensograph of placescases.com: 5 out of 5.

April  2022

Seen            5 сърца 12920

Felt              5 сърца 12920  

Heard          5 сърца 12920  

Smelled       5 сърца 12920     

Tasted          5 сърца 12920  

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Chartreuse is an herbal liqueur that French monks have been producing since the 17th century. It has a slightly tart and grassy aroma, of course sweet.

Chartreuse also means a one-storey farmhouse typical of southwestern France.

The restaurant Le Chartreuse de Bignac offers an extremely fine dining experience worthy of a Michelin star. So far, it is only included in the Michelin guide for 2021, but I’m sure one day it will win its star. There is also a hotel part of this place, so if you prefer staying in nature instead of Bergerac, you can book your stay here.

 See ….

…. The interior is simple, but very stylish. During the day I am sure it is even more beautiful because there are tables outside with a nice view. Unfortunately, we were there on a rainy evening and had no view, but we felt really cozy and pleasant;

…. The menu offers a choice that is only for the specific evening – entre, plat, dessert (appetizer, main, dessert) and an abundance of good wine from the region, but also other regions of France;

You can hardly find salads in the entre options in the region. So, if you insist to have it more often, you can buy and prepare it in the guest house if you chose such type of accommodation. 

Feel ….

…. Great service from young people who were very friendly, spoke English well and gladly guided the guests on the menu. Despite the serious status of the restaurant, as part of Michelin’s recommendations in their guide, the attitude is very nice, without pretentious manners, as I have met in some fine dining restaurants, with or without Michelin stars.

…. We were impressed that the chef closely monitors the reactions of customers through the transparent wall of the open kitchen.

Hear ….

…. Extremely well complementing the ambience  instrumental jazz.

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Smell ….

…. I did not expect to be so impressed by the couli made of watercress – with its aroma and bright green color it adds freshness to the overall bouquet of the dish;

…. The invigorating scent of citrus in the lemon tart and kiwi in the sweet potato dessert;

…. Any aromas from the various wines by glass, which you can combine on the recommendation of the waiters with the food.

Taste ….

….. Like any fine dining restaurant of high class, in the beginning amuse bouche is served, a second appetizer and only then, what you ordered;

…. Each of the proposals was of character and combined perfectly as aromas, flavors, textures – crunchy with tender, slightly sweet with salty, bright with pastel. There is no point in recommending specific dishes, because they probably change the offers every night, so experiment. I personally fell in love with fish and foie gras.

…. Great wines – the area has many quality offers and even the most standard village is good. All places in the region offer wine by glass, so you can try different ones. My recommendation is to add to the dessert a glass of Monbazillac, an appellation nearby, famous for its dessert wines. You can also order a Noisette coffee, which is an espresso macchiato, actually. The coffee is great here!

If you are in the Bergerac area and you are a gourmet fan, La Chartreuse de Bignac is a must stop for you! Bon Appetit!

How to get to restaurant La Chartreuse de Bignac?

Don’t worry about getting to La Chartreuse de Bignac. Just use the Google map here by clicking on the red pin of its location and then select directions:

Le Bignac, Saint-Nexans, Бержерак, Dordogne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France métropolitaine, 24520, Франция

A: Lieu-Dit, 24520 Saint-Nexans, France

T: +33553221280

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