The restaurant menu, is proudly regional, homemade and seasonal “Spécialitéesprovençales” – €29 per person for three courses. On our visit, in June 2015, the menu offered an amuse-bouche out on the veranda (before the mistral wind made an appearance and drove us inside) with a delightful rosé followed by an Aubergine and Tomato dish (Papeton d’aubergines au coulis de tomate du jardin). This served with a wine from the estate we had visited earlier that day – Chateau Mourgues du Gres. The restaurant sources as much produce as possible from the local area and from their own kitchen garden. Plans are in place to plant a fruit orchard in addition to the array of vegetables.
Next up chicken with a olive tapenade and Camargue rice (Blanc de poulet avec a la tapenade d’olive et riz de Camargue) served with a delightful Costières de Nîmes red. Dessert was a Lemon Tart. All rather lovely and certainly imparting a ‘homecooked’ feel.
Breakfast is the usual French fare – fresh bread, confiture and superb croissants (served in a highly desirable cloche). This comes extra to the room rate. Several of the rooms have their own or access to a shared kitchenette and dining room and with dozens of seating areas and even a barbeque the options certainly require more than one nights stay.
Rather than attempting to describe the eclectic objets that give the hotel such a unique atmosphere I will let the photos do the talking…
Photo Gallery: Domaine des Clos Hotel Beaucaire
Domaine des Clos – hotel and holiday apartments between Provence and Camargue
911 chemin du mas de la Tour – 30300 Beaucaire – France