Nicolas Masse initiates you into the secrets of fine food combining flavour, balance and creativity.
Inspired by 18th century ornamental greenhouses, the restaurant La Grand'Vigne, rewarded with a Michelin star since 2010, invites you to discover a sincere and generous cuisine which evolves with the season. La Grand'Vigne is in a refined setting overlooking a small lake with swans, and it features a small terrace on which enjoy meals, weather permitting. The decor and the 18th century fireplace that dominates the dining room recall the various shades of red wine grapes as they ripen in order to create a warm, comfortable ambiance that enhances the pleasure during a romantic dinner, or a business meeting in a private room.
Among the vineyards, Nicolas Masse finds his inspiration and develops his own style which combines sincere and balanced cuisine and respects local products.
La Table du Lavoir serves delicious, unusual, bistro-style food with the finest seasonal products.
In the center of the room, the wash house, that has since been rebuilt stone by stone, pay tribute to the winegrower's wives who used to come here to do the washing in the 19th century.
The roof structure was built with 18th century beams recovered from cellars at Château Lafite-Rothschild, and the glass door can be opened, weather permitting to enjoy meals on the covered terrace. Meat roasting in the huge period fireplace releases delicious smells while clients read menus written on antique laundry beaters. The unmatched cutlery, purchased by weight, sits atop traditional and antique tablecloths.
"In order to start experiencing pleasure, all it takes is to talk about it" said the great oenologist Emile Peynaud...
The French Paradox Bar opens onto the wine cellar where 1,200 precious bottles are stored. The cosy atmosphere, club armchairs and wooden floor, invite guests to enjoy a great collection of old Armargnacs, Cognacs, Whiskies...
The enchanting Tour de la Dégustation, ("Tasting Tower") overlooks Les Sources de Caudalie and the vineyards of Château Smith Haut Lafitte. A lounge with a half-British, half-Cuban feel is the ideal place for relaxing and enjoying the exceptional view of the vineyard.
At Les Sources de Caudalie, bottles are served and appreciated respecting the traditional "French wine-tasting art". The cellar holds 16,000 bottles from the most attractive wine producing regions in the world. The Head Sommelier Aurélien Farrouil knows every nook and cranny, and monitors the development of each magnificent wine.
Graves great growths are served by the glass in perfect condition, thanks to the Enomatic wine dispenser. A choice of 16 red and white wines features the crème de la crème of this prestigious appellation.