Hermance and Quentin Joplet’s restaurant Le Castellaras in Fayence launches Jazz in the Garden, live music evenings under the starry sky of summer combining starred gastronomy and the infinite elegance of Jazz.
The Pays de Fayence unwinding its soft hills as far as the eye can see under the firmament, Mediterranean flavors in generous plates, scents of lavender and roses, notes of music in counterpoint to the song of the cicadas… That is Jazz in the Garden at the restaurant Le Castellaras in Fayence where Hermance and Quentin Joplet invite you to taste the charms of the subtle and refined Art of Living of Provence during a “live” musical evening, combining Michelin-starred gastronomy and the infinite elegance of Jazz, Bossa or Swing.
An idyllic setting
Between sea and mountains, in a land where Provencal customs have shaped landscapes and men, Fayence, the city with thirteen fountains, is a particularly popular holiday resort. Surrounded by the splendid olive groves and vineyards of the villages of Callian, Mons, Montauroux, Seillans and Tourrettes, perched on a hill with a panoramic view over the Fayence valley, the Restaurant & Chambres d’Hôtes Le Castellaras is a family establishment since 1989, in a large Provencal stone bastide, combining authenticity and modernity in an idyllic rural setting.
Cuisine du marché in a Mediterranean soul
Its large terrace, with a Bio Belt against mosquitoes, is sheltered from the ardor of our fervent southern sun by tall trees, including a huge plane tree, and refreshed by a large pool of Asian inspiration where colored large koi carp are swimming. Chef Quentin Joplet, who succeeded Alain Caro, is cooking seasonal products from local terroirs, a “cuisine du marché” with the greatest respect for the environment, with excellent fresh products fresh from the market or local fishing, beautifully elaborated in the Mediterranean soul. The Michelin star obtained by Quentin in 2015 is a great success in this charming Var country near the French Riviera.
Jazz in the Garden, première…
In this gorgeous bucolic setting, on the terrace, under the plane trees, with a panoramic view of the Pays de Fayence, the starred cuisine of chef Quentin Joplet is tasted every Sunday evening of the summer to the sound of a group “Live” duo or trio in a repertoire of jazz, bossa, blues, swing…
The first Jazz in the Garden evening on Sunday, June 24, 2018 hosted the duo Between Us, composed of singer Claire Penot and guitarist Jean-Jacques Garsault. Claire Penot is a 21-year-old young prodigy of vocal jazz, trained at the conservatory. With naturalness, authenticity, and musicality, Claire Penot releases the intensity and the presence of a Jazz diva to privilege emotion in a Jazzy Balade, swing and bossa nova repertoire. The guitarist Jean-Jacques Garsault has starred on many jazz scenes in France: Jazz in Toulon, Jazz Festivals in La Seyne sur Mer, Vitrolles, Hyères, Montpellier… Between Us is also scheduled on Sunday July 22.
Glass of Champagne with aperitives
Amuse-bouche: Ravioles of Foie Gras, Crémeux of Chickpea with “noisette” Butter
Entrée: Puff Tart like a Pissaladière, Escalope of wild Bass “juste saisi”, Roquette
Fish: Turbot, iodized Juice, Vegetables from the Mougins hinterland
Beefchuck confit, truffled Juice, Vegetables from the Mougins hinterland
Cheese: White Cheese Ice Cream with lamb’s Milk, Lime zest
Soufflé au Chocolat
Les Collectionneurs by Alain Ducasse
Le Castellaras has joined the prestigious Les Collectionneurs network, created by famous Alain Ducasse. The guest rooms offer a breathtaking view over the valley of the beautiful village of Fayence. The domain has been labeled Quality Tourism since 2013 and has received the “Green Key” International Label (only 20 establishments in France have received this prestigious honor). Le Castellaras is also a gastronomic stopover on the Route des Eleonores de Provence, an association of great wine ladies, inaugurated on July 3, 2013 in this restaurant.
Every Sunday evenings
Jazz in the Garden – Every Sunday evening, from June 24 to September 2, 2018
Reservation required at +33 (0) 4 94 76 13 80 or online
Two formulas to savor Jazz evenings at Castellaras: the dinner with menu degustation and a glass of champagne Billecart Salmon Blanc de Blanc Grand Cru at 87 € or the concert only, with a glass of Billecart Salmon Blanc de Blanc Grand Cru Champagne and its delicacies at 35 €. Food and wine parings are proposed for the meals at 30€.
Restaurant & Chambres d’Hôtes
461, chemin de Peymeyan
(Direction Seillans on D19)
GPS : Latitude : 43.629267 | Longitude : 6.673443
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