Gastronomic restaurant
« Le Cloître »

Restaurant and cuisine
epicurean tribute to the art of entertaining

In the very heart of Provence, in Mane, the gastronomic restaurant awarded a star by the Michelin®guide in 2016, is an epicurean tribute to the art of entertaining.

Le Cloître offers both conviviality and a warm welcome, a place combining a feeling of well-being with its flavours. Every aspect of it is important; it is honest and contemporary, and gets down to basics. The right produce is critical to any dish and its true worth shines through.

The à la carte and set menus are designed for you according to the season, in order to guarantee outstanding quality and freshness. Supplied from the Couvent gardens or by local growers, our produce is meticulously selected.

Our gastronomic restaurant Le Cloître is open for dinner from Wednesday to Sunday (from 7.30pm to 9pm), and you are equally welcome for Saturday and Sunday lunch (from 12pm to 1pm)

 

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Le Cloitre restaurant at Le Couvent des Minimes
gourmet restaurant table at Le Couvent des Minimes

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gourmet dish at Le Couvent des Minimes

A la carte and set menus
culinary philosophy

After 6 snowing years, Gatien Demczyna, the executive chef of the Couvent des Minimes *****, warms up his talent in the sun of the Alps, but Haute Provence this time.

He is now taking over the reins of Le Pesquier bistro before proposing his signature at the gastronomic table from 2020.

Happy to be able to work a 4 seasons kitchen, to put tomatoes, aubergines, olive oil and saffron on the menu, Gatien will color its culinary identity of all the richness of Lubéron, component according to meetings and favorites.

Le pesquier bistro
in mane

Le Pesquier presents lovers of fine food with the chance of a break that enables you to appreciate Gatien Demczyna’s creativity.

In the comfort of its armchair lounge, this restaurant encourages you to relax in the peaceful atmosphere of Provence.

During the summer time, the Le Pesquier bistro invites you onto its terrace. Grant yourself some time away from it all, calmly sampling a drink and then a meal while enjoying the summer sunshine.

Le Pesquier is open seven days a week, all year round, for lunch (from 12pm to 1pm) and dinner (from 7.30pm to 9pm)

The signs of gastronomy at the bistro

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dessert at Le Couvent des Minimes

A la carte and set menus

From here on you can discover our menu and let yourself be tempted by our many suggestions.

Le Caveau des Minimes:
Flavours and tasting

Gatien Demczyna
Our Head Chef

Career Path

Some people have to learn how to cook and all the different techniques of this art when few others have it in their blood and just have to remember their childhood. Born in the capital of french gastronomy, in a butchers and caterers family, this is like, since the begining, everything was combined to shepherd Gatien Demczyna at the stove.

From South of France to high altitude resorts, Gatien Demczyna, has consistently put his experience to make good products shine. This way of cooking has became is signature and the recipe of his success.

Rigorous professional, man of compassion and passionate about cooking, do not be suprised to meet him wandering through the woods in the hope to find mushrooms for a new creation.

Now head chef of our gastronomic restaurant Le Cloitre and our bistro Le Pesquier, Gatien Demczyna is committed to ensure a fantastic guest experience.

Having decided to stay in the sun, he has been working in Giorno’s Provence, among the centennial olive trees, since 11 June 2012, in the kitchens at the Couvent des Minimes Hotel and L’Occitane Spa, an amazing place, and a veritable haven of peace.

The Chef’s cuisine can be sampled both at our gastronomic Cloître restaurant and the gastronomic Pesquier bistro.

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chef at Le Couvent des Minimes
chef at Le Couvent des Minimes

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Creativity and emotion
well-being and flavours

Gatien Demczyna, our chef, opens the doors to a place that is both convivial and intimate, where well-being and flavours cohabit in perfect harmony.

His belief is that the product should be allowed to express itself, adding just enough creativity to provoke pleasure and surprise. An expert in delicate and refined gastronomy, with a Mediterranean accent, Gatien Demczyna masterfully combines perfumes and flavours, while upholding a perfect respect of the local produce, adeptly preserving its authenticity. Gatien Demczyna finds a wide range of herbs in his vegetable garden, combining flavour and tradition, which allows him to give his imagination and talent free rein. Nature has always been a big part of life at the Couvent des Minimes. Since Louis Feuillée, Louis XIV’s botanist, who studied there, to the Franciscan Missionaries, who passionately grew fruit trees and vines, the gardens and terraces have preserved their outstanding beauty to the present day.