The Hotel Sezz Saint-Tropez has opened its
gourmet Restaurant Collette. The restaurant is headed by chef
Pierre Gagnaire, whose eponymous restaurant Pierre Gagnaire in
Paris was awarded three Michelin stars.
Gagnaire, who trained
under the renowned French chef Paul Bocuse, started his career in
St. Etienne, France at the family restaurant Le Clos Fleuri. After
establishing several successful restaurants all over the world, he
returns to his French origins and is on his way to even more stars
with the opening of Colette at the Hotel Sezz Saint-Tropez.
The restaurant’s name Colette is inspired by
French writer Sidonie Gabrielle Colette, who was one of the most
important novelists of the 20th century. In 1925, she settled in
Saint-Tropez and bought a house on Canebier Bay close to the
At Colette, Pierre Gagnaire focuses on Mediterranean cuisine
with products sourced from local suppliers. The menu is quite
diverse and includes extraordinary entrées such as lobster
fricassee with basil, tomato puree and fresh gherkins and heart of
beef tenderloin with red onion petals and an infusion of parsley
fried mushrooms. During the day the dining experience is casual
and relaxed, while dinner at Colette is a much more glamorous affair.
In keeping with the sophisticated air of the French Riviera,
Hotel Sezz Saint-Tropez has partnered with the champagne brand Dom
Pérignon to create a stylish champagne bar next to the restaurant.
It’s the perfect spot for an apéritif or one of the signature
champagne cocktails such as Geisha Tears and Velvet Lips.
Hotel Sezz Saint-Tropez is located on the French
Riviera a few minutes outside Saint-Tropez. Owner Shahé Kalaidjian,
designer Christophe Pillet, architect Jean-Jacques Ory and
landscape designer Christophe Ponceau have created a contemporary
version of a Provencal village with a collection of single-storey
buildings and a central pool at its hub. The 37 rooms, suites and
villas are grouped around the main pool and come with a private
garden and outdoor shower.
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