Since 2020, the new generation has ensured the continuity of the Refuge des Gourmets.
The Chef Hubert Chanove, his wife Fanny and their team have taken over from the first generation within a generous terroir between lakes and mountains.
In Machilly, le Refuge des Gourmets decided to glorify the emblem of the village: the raspberry. The little red fruit is prepared from starter to dessert in a dedicated menu very much appreciated; a subtle and naturally perfumed high quality menu.
A family history between passion and transmission
Since 1989, the story of Refuge des Gourmets has been based on a foundation of work and commitments initiated by Florence and Jean-Marie Chanove. The couple went through thirty years of passion for gastronomy and transmitted their values to their son.
It is Hubert's turn to perform his score on the family piano alongside Fanny and their team. Together, they promote the alliance of different professions, from service to cooking, including sommellerie.
Always attentive, the young couple combine their respective sensibilities, skills and complementarities to offer you the best. Thanks to them, the Michelin star obtained in 2016 will shine for a long time to come.
The cuisine of Hubert Chanove, generous, floral, full of savoury emotions, is an ode to nature, to the terroir and local producers.Consult the Gastro menu BOOK ONLINE YOUR GASTRO TABLE
CHEF’S TABLE SPACE
UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL
Would you like to see the chefs in action as they prepare dishes and experience a unique and convivial moment in a special place? Now you can. Sitting comfortably at our chef’s table, you will witness the subtle interaction between the kitchen and service area: you will watch, taste and discuss the menu composed and designed especially for you in a friendly atmosphere.
We kindly remind you that our chef’s table is reserved for fine-dining guests and offered Monday to Saturday by reservation only. Maximum 6 people.BOOK YOUR CHEF’S TABLE
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Imagined long ago, the bistro was born in spring 2020 to offer you flavours and conviviality for lunch from Wednesday to Saturday, by reservation.
In a friendly, renovated and bright room, Hubert Chanove offers a la carte gourmet regional dishes according to the inspiration of the moment and season. At your request, or according to your requirements, your meal can be served in a shorter time.
The Chef will convince you that simplicity and creativity can go hand-in-hand.Consult the Bistro menu BOOK ONLINE YOUR BISTRO TABLE
The shaded terrace, in an alliance of wood and vegetation, is intended to be comfortable as soon as the outside temperature allows it. Nature emerges from the plants that keep the garden of aromatic herbs company: you are immersed in a welcoming environment, ready to taste the moment and the Chef's cuisine without moderation!
Throughout the summer season, in the coolness of a beautiful summer evening, our team guides you to the terrace for tasting seasonal menus and à la carte dishes.
Adjoining the terrace, a pleasant relaxation area allows you to enjoy the pleasure of the moment, before or after your meal, around an aperitif or a digestive.BOOK ONLINE YOUR TABLE
Come and gather wild plants for a morning and discover their secrets with the chef Hubert Chanove.
Do you want to find out more about the chef’s plant-inspired cuisine? Would you like to know where the wild flowers and herbs on your plate come from? Or forage for herbs in the wild along the Foron river or in the forest? Hubert will be thrilled to answer your questions and share his knowledge with you during the walk.
Foraging trips take place from time to time on Saturday mornings depending on the season and the weather. Booking is essential. You can come on your own or with friends. This magical experience ends with a magnificent lunch based on wild plants and herbs. You will get a compendium of local flora and recipes as a wonderful souvenir…
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THE CHEF Hubert.
Born in Thonon-les-Bains, Hubert grew up in Machilly, within his family working at the Refuge des Gourmets. Passionate about cooking from a young age, trained by hotel schools in the region, he left his native village to complete his training with great starred chefs across France.
In March 2014, he made the choice to return to his village. Father and son performed their score with four hands, and two years later, they won their first Michelin star: a consecration for the whole team.
In 2017, the family grew with the arrival of Fanny, companion to the Chef and room manager.
Who knows if the history of the Refuge des Gourmets will continue to be told with the third generation? The future will tell.
Fine-dining and bistro- style cuisine come together in the same respect for cuisine in the noble sense. Indeed, the Chef Hubert Chanove makes gastronomy accessible to everyone, to the delight of gourmets of all ages.
You will feel the Chef's personality in every dish, whether they are served in the gastro or bistro setting. Vivid imagination, a great deal of time spent making and dressing, are at the heart of the dishes served with high standards in each of our two restaurants.
A close-to-nature cuisine focused on true flavour and local food: picking wild and fresh herbs, using them for marinades or to enhance the visual aspect on the plates, surprising you with different flavours and textures around the same product, trusting the suppliers and local producers, encouraging short supply chains, are strong commitments striving for perfect quality with one goal: to bring his guests satisfaction and joy.
As to sommellerie, our specialist will give his expertise to advise you with accuracy, for judicious food-wine pairings: he will share with you his favourite wines, in the name of his passion. Wine, another love story!
To magnify it all, just for your happiness at table, Fanny brings multiple finds to this culinary universe: a choice of cheeses gleaned from her meetings with cheese makers in the region, high quality coffees, and herbal teas with fresh or dried plants.
Restaurant and kitchen staff: a caring and dedicated team
Considerate and attentive to your needs, our talented wait staff will be delighted to welcome you and guide you in your choice of dishes with distinctive and original flavours, transcended by the choice of wines recommended by our sommelier.
They will be honored to devote their expertise to you during your visit, for an exceptional experience that lives up to the spirit of the place. Unforgettable!
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