The LALIQUE restaurant at Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey awarded a second star in the 2022 MICHELIN Guide
Following the one Michelin star awarded to The LALIQUE restaurant at The Glenturret (Crieff) in February this year, the LALIQUE restaurant at Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey (Bordeaux) has today been awarded a second star in the 2022 MICHELIN Guide for France. It joins the LALIQUE restaurant Villa Rene Lalique (Alsace) with two Michelin stars
This year’s MICHELIN Guide for France has awarded a second star to six new restaurants. With this accolade, the LALIQUE restaurant joins the highly exclusive club of six two-starred restaurants in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.
Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey’s hotel and restaurant, which opened in June 2018, occupies an exceptional location in the heart of the Sauternes appellation on the slopes above the village of Bommes.
A member of the prestigious Relais & Châteaux hotel collection since 2018, Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey now offers exquisite five-star accommodation and a two-star gourmet dining experience.
Jérôme Schilling and his team have been dedicated to their quest for excellence ever since the LALIQUE restaurant opened.
"Winning a second star was very much an objective for me, and getting there today is the culmination of a lot of hard work. First, we wish to thank all the LALIQUE restaurant customers and dedicate this award to them. This second star confirms the commitment of Silvio Denz and the Lalique Group who have done everything in their power to help us progress. Such achievements are not possible on one’s own, success is always a team effort. This distinction is an honour and recognizes all the work we have done since the LALIQUE restaurant opened at Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey.”
Jérôme Schilling, Head Chef at the LALIQUE restaurant.
A native of Alsace, Jérôme Schilling has worked with some of France’s greatest chefs, including Joël Robuchon, Roger Vergé, Jean-Yves Schillinger, Thierry Marx, Jean-Luc Rocha, Guy Lassausaie and Jean Georges Klein, with whom he worked as executive chef for two years at the Villa René Lalique in Alsace. His career has brought him a string of culinary awards, with the Bocuse d'Argent France in 2021, Gault & Millau Great Chef of Tomorrow in 2019 and first prize in the Challenge du Président de la République in 2017; he was also a finalist in the 2015 Meilleur Ouvrier de France competition, and winner of the Henri Huck Trophy in 2010.
The "Terroir du Sauternais” menu gives the chef an opportunity to display his creativity, inspired by the passing seasons. A fanfare of colourful beets served with Sauternes infused with hibiscus, razor clams and butternut squash with the flavours of the 2010 vintage, mushrooms en croûte and a chestnut Hollandaise with vadouvan spices, or more recently, in the winter 2022 menu, Jerusalem artichokes smoked over vine cuttings and bergamot are among the dishes proposed in an entirely plant-based menu. In the "Grain Noble" menu, we find creations such as scallops and Jerusalem artichoke with a matelote sauce served with Jerusalem artichoke-infused Sauternes, line-caught hake slow-cooked in grape seed oil, blackcurrant-elderflower vinaigrette and beetroot served with elderflower-infused Sauternes, or glazed wild duck, mosaic of kohlrabi and salmis sauce.
Now in his fifth year as head chef at the LALIQUE restaurant, Jérôme Schilling and his brigade continue their ascent with the ambition of going ever higher. In the kitchen, he is accompanied by second chef Alejandro Moyo and sous-chef Maxime Kuhlmann. Pastry chef Héloïse Château has just arrived at the LALIQUE restaurant, as has Thomas Vandenbossche, the restaurant manager, who is working in collaboration with the new accommodation manager Tristan Beau de Loménie and Lucie Cozzi, who has been Room Division Manager (Maître de Maison) since the opening in 2018.