A NEW, LIVELY AND MAGICAL SHOWCASE

My new elegantly serene contemporary dining room is an invitation to enter a world apart. Between shadow and light, it vibrates to the subtle rhythm of the ballet of the servers, the fire in the fireplace and the fairy-like crystal garden created by artist Aurélie Abadie. Panelled with larch, spruce and ash, the room is bathed in light from dawn to dusk. In the age-old tradition, the wood was carved with fire, burnt to reveal shapes, colours, textures and nuances ad infinitum. Emitting the powerful force of the Earth, a monumental block of blue Savoie stone stands at the entrance to the kitchen universe. Cut from a quartz vein unique in the world dating back to the origins of our world, it symbolizes the obviousness and powerful authenticity of our “cuisine”. Truth and transparency – the philosophy of Laurent Petit and the spirit of this place. The peaks, the lake, the old chestnut trees, the hosts, the kitchen and dining room brigades unite in an immense peon of praise to nature.

The Clos des Sens is one of the Grandes Tables du Monde, a very select club of 170 restaurants drawn from the 5 continents.

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LAURENT PETIT’S LAKE AND PLANT CREATIONS

F Pinay Rabaroust – Atabula (12/2016): “a language bursting with truth, honesty and decisiveness. Clear-cut. Uncompromising. Laurent Petit and his cuisine are one and the same thing. They are in total harmony, however complex. The result is impressive. On both a human and a culinary level. Behind each dish there is a story, a power, something which enthrals you until the next one – a bond which binds you. What you find here is a history of personal progress and an echo to the local region – what the French call “le terroir” – in this case the three lakes of Annecy, Geneva and Le Bourget and the soil of the Savoie. The menu – “Laurent Petit. Lake and Plant Cuisine” is faithful to its origins. And the love in the dish is probably the feeling which you feel the most at the Clos des Sens today. Here there is depth – and truth. Here beats the heart of the kitchen of the Clos des Sens – our ability to attract diners, make them unconditionally loyal to the restaurant and to the dishes in a dialogue perfectly crafted by the Lord and Master. Laurent Petit and his cuisine are one and the same. The mirror effect is disturbing, amusing and astounding. The Clos des Sens is one of France’s most beautiful restaurants. Here emotions are authentic and we continually push back the limits of culinary daring with no holds barred”.

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As the months move on, discover the best local fish and our daily selection of the most beautiful produce. To explore his culinary universe, Laurent Petit takes you on a 5, 8 or 10 savour journey.

 

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ARTS OF THE TABLE

Sophisticated arts of the table contribute to the emotions. Laurent and Martine Petit have brought together unique items created by local craft workers. Plates and dishes were made to measure to reflect the aesthetics of the culinary creations with shapes and forms enhancing the flavours and savours. The contemporary preciousness of Sylvie Vain’s porcelains creates a wonderful dialogue with the elaborate rusticity of Jean-Pol Bozzone’s rough clay potteries. Through the practice of Raku, he attains the art of utter simplicity and life – the search for the quintessential.

THE LOVE OF WINE: OUR WINE LIST HAS 1,200 REFERENCES

Martine Petit has always given top priority to impassioned “artist” wine makers delivering ultimate interpretations of thoroughbred or unique soils. An on-going quest, aiming at finding resounding marriages between dishes and wines. Guarantor of a state of mind, she steers a straight course while allowing the wine butlers to express their own visions and sensitivity. Today, it is talented wine butler Thomas Lorival who celebrates the art of dish-wine marriages. He contributes to the evolution of one of the most exceptional wine lists in France with over 1,200 references, 400 of which are held in reserve for maturing and 250 come from the Alps. All originate in estates and plots where each vintage tells a story.

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THE REFINING CELLAR

A jewel of the Savoy region, our refining cellar stands out like a living nugget in the heart of the Clos des Sens lounge. Pierre Gay, Meilleur Ouvrier de France and world-renowned cheese maturer Alain Michel from Annecy have joined forces to refine our cheeses. In their original, often very big, formats, over 30 cheeses make up our impressive cheese board, itself crafted from the same spruce used for centuries to ripen Reblochon in the mountain pastures. Thus, in the thoroughly modern Clos des Sens, Martine and Laurent Petit have conserved one of the area’s most powerful sensory symbols.

THE DESSERTS

Striking a festive note, Clos des Sens desserts are a gourmet opera in 2, 3 or 4 acts. Laurent Petit has created them as a prolongation of his culinary signature – desserts composed by a chef and not by a pastry cook. With mischievous and faithful Jean-Philippe Tavernier, he creates desserts that alternate between cajoling and mysterious, Earth and Aether, mirroring the local area’s identity. The “musts” include homemade evanescent chicory tart; Larch and cedar seeds; frozen garden pepper, activated charcoal; white tomme sorbet, rosehips…

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‘CUISINE CANAILLE’ BASICS RELOOKED BY LAURENT PETIT

Imagine a 14th century country house in the centre of the village of Annecy –Le- Vieux, facing the church with a shaded terrace, a stone’s throw from the Clos des Sens… Irresistible! “Martine and I decided to give its letters patent to this village bistrot by relooking basic recipes!” Inside there is a magnificent library focused on the history of gastronomy and arts of the table and open to all. Awarded a Bib Gourmand, our culinary café was selected by the Michelin Guide inspectors for its great value for money.

“Dating back to 1875 and a true haven of peace, this café has kept its authentic and convivial bistrot spirit. Time flies as you savour simple dishes and delicious casseroles …
Timeless pleasures!”

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