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A Breton restaurant in weightlessness ...

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A Breton restaurant in weightlessness ...

Willy Berré

This beautiful estate, now open to all, welcomes artists and gourmands to Father's Table, on the ground ... Or, summer, weightlessness perched in an oak!

The domain of the Fathers had a restless life. Built in 1317 on a feudal mound, burned in 1432, rebuilt, transformed by a councilor in the Parliament of Brittany, sold as a national property during the Revolution, restored by an Empire general, it was finally surrendered in the 1930s to the congregation of the Fathers of the Holy Spirit, hence its name. After the latter had established a training center for missionaries, then a retirement home, the estate was bought back in 2011 by Jean-Paul Legendre who grew up not far away, whose great-grandfather worked here as a gardener and dreamed of returning. Eager to do a welcoming place of art and sharinghe had it restored to the rules of art. Of the 31 hectares of the park, which the great Le Nôtre he himself would have contributed, was created a sculpture garden lined with water.

Pieces of water mark the course of the sculpture park.

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of the metal workshops, stone or wood, from pottery and marquetry were opened, artists' residences, twenty rooms and an orangery of 1,000 m2 fitted out. Finally, cherry on the castle, opened Father's Table with, in the kitchen, the chef Jérôme Souadé, a former pizzaïolo, aficionado of the beautiful and good, who masterfully revisits the traditional dishes, passionately declines the products of the garden, the greenhouse, the snail pen or fruit trees of the estate, and melds his three gourmet menus updated twice a month.

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The Castle of the Fathers

The scallops sit side by side with the pig, the squid the pigeons, the Saint-Pierre the can of Challans, all escorted by fresh vegetables, shellfish, pesto, stewed, tartare with fresh and surprising flavors. a harmony of colors. Each of his dishes is a painting, a hymn to joy. It was worth a more unforgettable experience, La Table des Perchés or how to savor these delicious dishes perched in a tercentenary oak, six meters above the ground, on two hanging tables ! In total safety, of course, strapped by the vigilant care of Bout'branche association. A trunk raises the prepared plates and the cellar racks itself to serve you the wine. So in weightlessnesseven subjects with vertigo take advantage of the moment and let go ...

Information: CHÂTEAU DES PÈRES - The former seat of the congregation has become a place of art and flavors. 35150 Piré on Cuttlefish. 02.99.44.65.12

The castle, which has passed through the centuries, owes its name to the congregation of the Fathers of the Holy Spirit. Acquired by construction contractor Jean-Paul Legendre, it has now been restored to the rules of the art.

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Perched in an oak, two hanging tables where to savor in weightlessness the delicious dishes of the chef!

The Castle of the Fathers

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