L’Almandin, one of the most well-known restaurants in the Pyrénées-Orientales region of France, was awarded one star in the 2018 Michelin Guide. This distinction marks out the work of the chef and his team, who have successfully seduced lovers of fine food by revisiting classic gastronomic dishes as well as local and southern Mediterranean dishes by adding a dash of modernity and an element of surprise, making each creation totally unique.
Frédéric Bacquié has been a Michelin-starred chef for ten years and cooks using only local Southern produce (local fish, vegetables from the Roussillon plain, spices from the Mediterranean region) and working mainly with local producers. Not only is this approach environmentally-friendly, as it reduces his carbon footprint, but it is also about stating a claim to a true gastronomic identity. In order to preserve and get the best out of the flavours that come from these amazing ingredients, the chef works using precise, elegant combinations, composes incredibly flavoursome jus and reductions and loves to lead his team off into new culinary territory.
The restaurant’s philosophy has not changed since it first opened - gastronomy comes first. With its special “Tables d’Honneur”, L’Almandin has managed to keep food-lovers coming back regularly. Due to its high standards and creativity, the event has set a benchmark which attracts increasing numbers of food aficionados from all over the department, and had been judged worthy of a star from the Michelin Guide for two decades! Although the star was a wonderful reward, the restaurant has not rested on its laurels - it is never seen as an end in itself, but rather as just one step along a path which requires both the chef and his team to show constant vigilance and never let their standards slip. So, when one service ends, they get ready for the next with the same attention to detail and desire to see you enjoy yourselves.
In a characterful yachting atmosphere, L’Aquarama welcomes you for lunch on the go, an informal snack or a relaxing moment with a cocktail in your hand. A delicious menu served in a bistro-style setting overlooking the swimming pool!