atthieu Fontaine joined Château de Bagnols in March 2003 and is the Executive Chef of our gastronomic restaurant, the Salles des Gardes, Michelin star. Having gained his first experience at the celebrated gastronomic restaurant, Amphycles (**), first as First Assistant Chef, then as Executive Chef, Matthieu Fontaine became Executive Chef at Leon de Lyon for five years and contributed to their second Michelin star in 1994 (**). Whilst working there, he received the heads of state during the G7 conference in 1996. This talented young chef also directed the restaurant at Château de Divonne (*), selected by the Gault Millau guide in 2001.
He has brought with him a new style, which uses local produce and long, slow cooking methods, thus preserving authenticity and flavour. His refined cuisine is diverse and balanced and always in search of perfection. Matthieu Fontaine offers his clients an authentic regional cuisine, inspired by the treasures from local markets, which vary from season to season. Whilst rooted in local tradition, he does not hesitate to adopt other creative and inspired paths. A fervent defender of fresh and seasonal produce, he makes each dish a journey towards flavour and pleasure.
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