La petite maison de Cucuron - Eric SAPET
Luberon > Cucuron
A fantastic little restaurant in the heart of the Luberon. The Chef concocts a true gourmet cuisine with all the seasonal produce from the market. In a beautiful harmony of quality are offered the menu full of charm and flavours of the products of the season and an extensive wine list.
Chef: Eric SAPET
"Eric Sapet has worked for 11 years in top Parisian restaurants including La Tour d'Argent (3* Michelin), La Marée (2* Michelin) and Jacques Cagna (2* Michelin).
Chef de cuisine for 3 years, he trained in the classic basics and discovered new techniques with great chefs such as Dominique Bouchet and Gérard Rouillard.
Then, Eric put his pots and pans down for the first time in Ardèche at the "Relais et Châteaux" La Cardinale, 3 years, where he enriched his style with a playful cuisine.
Traditional dishes such as "Lièvre à la royale" (hare à la royale) and variations of Moroccan or Indonesian influences are then added. All these variations express their flavours in creativity and around exceptional products.
For 8 years, Eric, Chef at the Mas des Herbes Blanches, was awarded 1* in the Michelin Guide, 16/20 in the GaultMillau and 3* in the Bottin Gourmand. He was also elected best young chef by the Champérard guide in 2003.
In 2005, at the request of Edouard Loubet, the Chef carried out a mission at the Moulin de Lourmarin. He is in charge of the difficult transition between this starred establishment (2*Michelin) and a restaurant offering excellent value for money menus. He also created a catering service for events, a bakery-pastry shop, an ice-cream parlour and acted as director.
He thus coordinates the entire establishment.
In 2006, he joined the Maison Gouin in Coustellet where he is responsible for quality and develops a catering sector for events, as well as a gastronomic catering service at home.
2006 represents a year rich in encounters and discoveries throughout the world. Indeed, the Maisons de France offer Eric Sapet the opportunity to offer cooking classes in various hotel schools. He also organises major galas banquets in foreign embassies. These initiatives enable him to encourage the recognition abroad of French and more specifically Provençal cuisine.
A wine lover and passionate about oenology, Eric, in collaboration with many winemaker friends, searches for the most delicate and harmonious food-wine combinations. He is delighted to offer them for tasting at events such as Rhône Exaltation or Découverte en Vallée du Rhône.
Finally 2007, the great year!
Eric seized the opportunity to take over La Petite Maison in Cucuron."