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Wine and Dine Francis Mallmann’s Restaurant at Chateau La Coste

Previously, I shared our visit to Chateau La Coste in Le Puy-Sainte-Reparade to see the unusual art installed around this 600-acre organic winery and art center includes a luxury hotel and four (4) restaurants. The vineyard is owned by Patrick McKillen, an Irish art collector who has created a center dedicated to wine, art and architecture.

Last year, friends invited us to eat at Francis Mallmann’s restaurant at Chateau La Coste. Francis Mallman is an Argentine celebrity chef, author and restauranteur specializing in Argentine cuisine, especially Patagonian cuisine, focusing on Patagonian methods for barbecuing food. He operates nine (9) restaurants worldwide, including Francis Mallmann at Chateau La Coste.

One of the first things you see when you walk into the restaurant is the cooks in the open kitchen with its wood-burning oven. The dining room is very comfy, with wood ceilings and beams.

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Francis Mallmann
2750 Route de la Cride
13610 Le Puy-Sainte-Réparade
Telephone:+33 (0)4 42 61 89 98
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“The restaurant’s generous philosophy is clear to see in the flavourful dishes which are served here. Led by the eponymous Argentinian chef, who believes in paying homage to every ingredient by bringing out its flavours through an extremely precise cooking process, the restaurant serves cuisine with real personality, reflecting the very spirit of Château La Coste: natural, fiery and timeless. ” ~ Château la Coste website

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More on Château La Coste

One of Aix-en-Provence’s most fantastic attractions – a winery and art centre – is ten miles out of town. Château La Coste is a vineyard set in a beautiful hilly landscape with world-class architecture and works of art. This place is where in 2002, Irish businessman Patrick (Paddy) McKillen bought the existing La Coste winery near the village of Le Puy Ste Réparade to indulge his two passions: wine-making and creating a centre for contemporary art.

RAIL CAR BY BOB DYLAN @ Chateau la Coste

Bob Dylan’s Rail Car ©Chateau la Coste

On a sunny day, the Art & Architecture walk will keep you warm as you climb the slope to the Tadao Ando Chapel. La Chapelle is at the highest point of the vineyard, so the view of the vines with the Luberon massif in the background is well worth the walk. Unveiled in May 2022, Bob Dylan’s Rail Car sculpture is now a permanent exhibit on the winery’s Art and Architecture Trail. Buy a ticket at the Tadao Ando Art Centre for the self-guided art walk. The walk takes approximately 2-3 hours at a moderate pace. Guided tours in French or English are on Saturday and Sunday at 10 am. Booking for these tours is recommended.

Visit Château la Coste for the art, architecture, concerts, wine tasting, or dining. You won’t be disappointed as it is a great place to spend the day.


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Michel and Shirley

Michel and Shirley, live in wine country, in Windsor, California. They have a full family with two beautiful daughters and five amazing grandchildren. Michel's day job is as CEO of Chancellor Health Care, a company which provides housing and services to older adults.

Previously a co-owner of a popular French bistro called Bistro des Copains located in Western Sonoma County California. The Bistro was closed in early 2015, after nine years!

In 2008, after searching for years and visiting many houses they bought a 17th century stone village house in the medieval village of Sablet which is in the Vaucluse region of Provence France.

Please read about the Sablet House (available for rent) and follow their blog Our House in Provence.

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