In 1850, my great grandparents took over a grocer’s and inn on the route to Santiago de Compostela. My parents Bernard and Jeanne transformed this family inn into a hotel restaurant with a reputation as a place to stay and to dine.
From a very early age I was brought up in this atmosphere, and as a matter of course, after Hotel Management School in Toulouse and about ten years travelling between restaurants across France and Europe, my wife, my brother Jacques and I took over what was to become Relais & Châteaux - Relais de la Poste.
I am passionate about my native region of the Landes, its traditions, its culture, its lakes and its forests, as I am of the Atlantic Ocean and its wide open spaces. They all influence my cuisine which is one of diversity, as it draws on all the different produce from this area."