A place of exception
Two years of work was necessary for La Rotisserie de Chambertin to find its sparkle. The renovation work was done respecting the original architecture and the soul of the building.
A place full of history
Built in the 18th century in the heart of the village of Gevrey-Chambertin, La Rotisserie de Chambertin is part of the historical heritage of the Côte de Nuits. Gevery-Chambertin is one of the most prestigious vineyards in Burgundy, with a worldwide reputation.
La Rotisserie de Chambertin was founded in 1967 by Pierre and Céline Menneveau.
The establishment reunites buildings built in the XVII and XVIII centuries; some belonged to the Jobert de Chambertin family.
Claude-Auguste Marchand (1843-1904) was a barrel maker here. His son Charles (1869-1938) creates the Wine Merchant house of Marchand-Bolnot Burgundy wines.
Charles Marchand’s grandson Pierre Menneveau (1929-2004) and his wife Céline Dubost (1931-1985) create this restaurant to valorize the exceptional cellars as well as imagining a tasteful decoration in a winemaking ambience.
Pupil of Marcel Tromprie and Pierre Troisgros, Céline quickly becomes à highly recognized cook, honored by the Golden key GaultMillau as the first silver table in Province, by the Michelin star and by other numerous distinctions. Pierre knows everyone, he looks after the reception and recommends the wine – which to everyone’s surprise- is rewarded with the breviary of Gevrey-Chambertin. La Rôtisserie de Chambertin quickly finds its place along the route des Grands Crus. Céline often develops traditional Burgundian dishes in a refined way.
Her Coq au Vin à l’ancienne in the lees of Chambertin, this sauce came along way from the floury preparations from before, or her trout soufflé and its pike mousse with a lobster coulis, all happy moments in memory. Not forgetting her Cocks crest. A good friend of the family, the famous draftsman Jacques Faizant, signs the menu.
To resume this house isn’t missing much of a grand restaurant: Its soul, regrettably still young, Céline becomes ill, With Pierre the restaurant sees many excellent chefs, like Serge Lanoix and Jean-Pierre Nicolas. Then La Rôtisserie de Chambertin closes its eyes, becoming a sleeping beauty. Happily the rebirth and awakening happens in the summer of 2014.
The revival in 2014
2014 marks the reopening so expected of La Rôtisserie de Chambertin. The renovation work was done with the objective to respect the origins of the building. Today La Rôtisserie de Chambertin welcomes its guests in a completely renovated frame, in the tradition and authenticity. To improve the welcoming, La Rôtisserie de Chambertin has gained a hotel, completely created by the new owners. The 11 rooms all have their own personality, in the furnishings, decoration and textiles…everything was minutely chosen to perfect a warm and unique atmosphere.
The region is rich in many ways and it’s in the kitchen that La Rôtisserie de Chambertin suggests for you to discover it. The chef concocts traditional dishes, inspired directly from the market, respecting local products and local producers. The menu will continually follow the seasons.