Restaurant

La Verdoyante

 

It's a Gourmet restaurant situated half way from the village of Gassin, surrounded by the finest Gassinois vineyards with a beautiful view of the Mediterranean Sea (Golfe de Saint-Tropez). Held since two generations by the Mouret family, you will discover refined cooking with specialities of the Provence in an exceptional area. The restaurant has the elegance of a country house of Provence. As soon as the weather allows us, the lunches and dinners are served outside on the panoramic terrace. It is a special area located between Saint-Tropez, Ramatuelle and Sainte-Maxime. The establishment is referred in the best gastronomic guides of Provence Riviera.

Savours

Seasonal Provencal cooking


I did not want to revolutionize anything. I brought my knowledge and style while keeping some great classics from my father. My recipes are inspired by the typical South of France cooking style, yet follow the seasons as I like to keep the product natural and accompany it with seasonal vegetables, aromatic herbs, citrus fruits or mild spices. I attach a lot of importance on sauces as they bring to each one of my dishes, a supplement of flavor and a note of color to the plates.

Cooking Chef, Laurent MOURET.

Authenticity


A unique moment


As soon as the beautiful days arrive, the meals are served under the soft foliage of our centenarian oak-trees, the tables are voluntarily spaced for more intimacy, the sight is sublime…the vineyard… the sea (Golfe of Saint-Tropez)... the hills of “Beauvallon”. Here, the days are unique. The luminosity of the seasons and nature give to each meal one single and privileged moment. The atmosphere is cordial; it is a restaurant of charm, the decoration is refined and has the elegance of a Provencal country house. Our place is appreciated for family and friends meals, or for a romantic dinner next to the cosy fireplace. “La Verdoyante” remains an authentic, peaceful and harmonious place, far away from the not always wanted glitter and glam of Saint-Tropez.

Traditions

Family history


This old wine farm built around 1890 and belonging to my family for generations, was transformed into a restaurant in 1979 by my father Fernand Mouret cooking Chef and my mother Mireille, daughter of Lyonnais cooking Chef. My brother Julien Mouret and I grew up at ‘La Verdoyante’ and we quickly caught the passion of the kitchen and made it our trade. In 2004, after 25 years of good and faithful services, my parents wished to withdraw into retirement, so it was only natural that I return to ‘La Verdoyante’ after spending ten years in the kitchens of some of the highest standing gastronomic restaurants to follow my passion and improve myself. This is the way I took over the family restaurant, accompanied by my wife Berenice.

Cooking Chef, Laurent MOURET.