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The famous Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw was quoted as saying, “There is no sincerer love than the love of food.”  This same belief is woven into the full luxury experience offered by La Grande Maison Younan Collection, which has made gastronomy a key element in each of its unique
castle-hotels.

The different establishments of the Younan Collection are located in regions like Poitou and Gâtine that offer a rich and generous choice of artisan goat cheeses, fresh seafood and abundant produce. The brand has an extensive wine and champagne list and maintains a cellar of more than 50,000 bottles.

And to enhance these most refined products, the Younan Collection employs creative chefs, who exemplify French fine gastronomy.

At Hôtel Saint Martin near Niort, Chef Anthony Bredif is a 25-year old, one-star Michelin chef of the Oratorian, and previously directed the kitchen at Château de Curzay.

In the pure tradition of hospitality that defines this hotel that is on the way to Saint Jacques de Compostelle, Chef and his team create traditional French cooking with local and seasonal products. More than just a lunch or a dinner, dining at Saint Martin is a destination on its own.

At Château de Beauvois, Louis XIII is headed by Chef Régis Guilpain, a  Maître Cuisinier de France. This important title is awarded to less than 10,000 chefs worldwide.  The Maître Cuisinier de France motto is “to preserve, advance and perpetuate the tradition of great French cuisine.” Chef Guilpain has directed Louis XIII since 2001 after training throughout France and at many fine hotels and restaurants. He is a true connoisseur who excels in transforming local ingredients into dishes that satisfy both the palate and the eye.

“We attach importance to the choice and the respect of product, to highlight it the most we can. We work with seasonal products from the region, always having in mind to mix flavors and textures. But the success of a dish also requires the presentation and the mixture of colors. Cooking is not rigid and allows you to express yourself endlessly”, Ched Guilpain notes.

At Le Prieuré, guests will enjoy a panoramic dining room with dishes that highlight the local market garden, fresh seafood and wines of the Loire valley.

Whatever the castle you will visit, establishments of the Younan Collection will assure you a unique gastronomic experience with the most refined cooking, in places that are part of the French history.

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