Renaud Darmanin is "Chef of the Year" 2019

Michelin Starred Chef Renaud Darmanin
It is December and, as you all know, this is the month of Travelscore Magazine "Chef of the Year " nomination and vote. This has been a special one because it has been assigned after exactly ten years from the foundation of this Magazine. Therefore it is a very important release for all our staff and readers. The title of "Chef of the Year 2019" goes to "Chef Renaud Darmanin" of the Restaurant "Auberge de la Tour" in Cantal, France. Renaud is already well known by our staff as we dedicated him an article in 2018 when he had already a nomination but he didn't make it for few votes. This year we went back to his Michelin starred restaurant on May and we had further great impressions from his gourmet menu growth. The vote was again a 20/20 but with an extra value about the whole experience. We started with a fresh aperitif welcome outdoor of his restaurant, followed by the gourmet courses in the main indoor dining room, with a superlative service and lots of fresh products coming directly from the fantastic countryside that surrounds Marcolés.

Meanwhile the course was going on, we went into Renaud Darmanin's kitchen and we find out a great team helping him setting up the dishes and finalizing them ready to go to the tables. He personally came out to introduce us every single gourmet creation.

As usual we had the choice of a great variety of local cheeses this region is famous for, just before the original gourmet dessert he had created this year.

Some petit dessert and a digestive drink completed this gourmet experience and we were light and delighetd even more then the previous year.

We also want to highlight the breakfast served at "Auberge de la Tour" because it is really a very good one and so here are few sample pictures of just some of all the available items.

Chef Renaud Darmanin

AddressPLACE DE LA FONTAINE, 15220 Marcolès, France
Phone: +33 4 71 46 99 15

highlight and pictures by Luca Centoni