Perched at 2100 metres, at the heart of the trendy Val Claret district, URSUS (the name of the last breed of bear to be seen in the Savoie region) is the Bouvier family’s new restaurant, located at the 5* hotel Les Suites. Here, 390 real fir trees from the Bauges region have been cut and replanted, foliage canvases cover the ceiling and wooded paths run between the tables. A speckled carpet evoking the forest floor, large branch-like chandeliers and solid wood furniture dressed with white tablecloths set the scene of this upmarket restaurant with its muted forest atmosphere. It took more than a year for the young Chef Clément Bouvier, age 26, to transform his restaurant into a true gourmet forest.
The experience is also on the plate! After his time at La Bouitte and a sous-chef position for Jean-François Piège at Thoumieux, the talented chef Clément Bouvier now flies solo. Here, guests will enjoy the opportunity to try modern plant inspired dishes.
Enjoy a choice of 3 different tasting menus composed of seasonal and local produce such as herbs, local beef , snails, salsify and truffle roasted Jerusalem artichokes.
An unusual and prestigious establishment aiming for a Michelin star! 12 tables, 45 covers.
Opening 26th November, evenings only.
Menu from €78
Information and reservations at: www.maison-bouvier.com
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