They continue to delight their customers with complimentary combinations and intuitive tastes. The osmosis of their talents is truly a remarkable experience.
Prior to arriving in St. Martin, David developed his skills at Pre Catalan, a Maison Lenotre restaurant, as well as Nikko Star Hotel in Paris. Here in St. Martin, he is regarded as a true «culinary alchemist».
His dishes are the perfect marriage of traditional ingredients and sweet French West Indian spices. It is the meeting of crispy and melting with sweet and salty; a true delight for the discriminating palate.
Stéphane is a native of Bourgogne region, and it was during his studies in hotelerie that he became passionate about wine,deciding to make it his career. He went on to work in prestigious institutions such as the Parisian restaurant Lucas-Carton of Chef Alain Senderens and also under the direction of the famous head Sommelier, Dominique Derozier.
In 2012, an opportunity arose when the owner of the restaurant decided to leave for new adventures and Stéphane’s wife Tania encouraged him to take the reins of the establishment. Tania even left her own work to join him in this new venture! Unconditional support gave wings to our sommelier, now proudly at the helm of this fine establishment.
The trio of Stéphane, Tania, and David work in harmony with the rest of the friendly staff, offering a la carte favorites such as their famous «Foie Gras Lasagne» or the inimitable « Caramel Soufflé ».
Each dish is accompanied by the perfect glass of wine, skillfully recommended by Stéphane from their bountifully (150+) wine cellar. There is also a special menu «Where the glasses have the word» where 3 dishes are served, each with a different variety of wine.
Vegetarians will not feel neglect here either, as there are no fewer than eight courses specifically designed for them on the menu.
Le Cottage is the celebrated restaurant with a little «extra soul» that makes a big difference.
For more informations, visit : www.lecottagesxm.com
By Tim Stelma, author of the Happy Bay Books series