In order to help you enjoy your stay at the Domaine Saint Joseph , our housekeepers Alex, a trained chef who is passionate about local, organic and seasonal produce, can offer you various options, from a light continental breakfast, to a full four course meal with amuses-bouches to kick start the whole thing off.
Alex's cooking is predominantly organic and locally sourced sourced. The dishes are fresh and a good blend of traditional with contemporary touches and the presentation is always superb.
Alex keeps an element of the traditional, creating well known French and other classics dishes whilst adding a modern twist of his own. He uses wholesome products including locally milled olive oil and focusing on the use of natural sugars and ingredients such as honey rather than using refined foods.
Alex particularly enjoys mediterranean cuisine which puts emphasis on in-season fresh fruit and sun-kissed vegetables as well as traditional cereals and pulses sourced both from our own garden or from small, local, organic producers. For example, local goat's cheeses from the village goat-herd (whose goats and sheep often enjoy a bit of grazing at the domaine), as well as locally grown organic veggies and locally produced meat.
Laurine, Alex's wife, is passionate about healthy eating and 'raw foods' , putting emphasis on getting the most out of the what we eat. She will impress you with her incredible home-baking skills, producing wonderful sourdough breads, using wholemeal, wholewheat and Spelt flour amongst others.
To get off to a good start, breakfast can be served in the walled garden on the lovely terrace, shaded by vines or at the farmhouse kitchen table.
Choices of breakfast can include the following:
Freshly brewed coffee, tea or organic hot chocolate.
Selection of homemade jams
yoghurt , home-made granola
As a more substantial option, you can also request a brunch style breakfast including our own fresh eggs, fresh organic farm cheese or other savoury options.