The Restaurants

The gastronomic restaurant “Louis XIII” is in keeping with the hotel.  In the same spirit with the same superb decor in the original château kitchens dating back to the 17th century (1640), with their impressive fireplace and the ceiling with its ribbed vaults.
On good weather days, lunch or diner is served at sunset in the gardens of the park and by the classified 400-year-old plane tree and are idyllic moments of irresistible beauty.
For a casual and ludic evening, we propose our restaurant “Table d’Hotes” for resident only served on a large table on Friday evening and Saturday evening at 7:30-8pm. We offer a traditional Burgundy dinner at 48 € per person including the traditional aperitif : the kir.

Franco Bowanee

An alliance of regional products of Bourgogne and the flavours of Mauritius

Franco Bowanee worked with the Chef G. Besson (M.O.F.) & with Christophe Muller, executive chef at P.Bocuse restaurant in Collonges. Enjoy the creations of this talented  chef & his interpretation of products & way to sublime their preparation.

Christophe Muller sponsored Franco Bowanee and the Château de Vault de Lugny restaurant for the Collège Culinaire de France, a distinction received in July 2013.

Franco Bowanee’s cuisine is a poem, a surprise for the eyes as well as healthy and delicious.  It has a harmonious mix of regional Bourgogne products – some directly from the Château’s vegetable garden with its 140 varieties of fruit, vegetables and spices from Mauritius, the birthplace of this creative chef. Franco was a finalist in the MOF contest in 2014 and will participate again in 2018. He was inaugurated as a disciple of Auguste Escoffier in February 2017.
Franco received his first Michelin star in 2019 reconfirmed in 2020.

Karina Laval

The talented Pastry Chef

Talented and an artist at heart, Karina Laval offers moments of unforgettable pleasure with her technical and artistic creations joining flavour with elegance.  Karina Laval participated in the MOF, Meilleur Ouvrier de France contest in 2017.

Discovery as time goes by

Every month, Franco Bowanee and his team propose:
  • At lunch only, a “ Menu des Saveurs ” at 59 € from Monday to Friday.
  • Gastronomic menu with a seasonal theme in 3 options :
  • – Menu Gourmand 5 courses at 79€
  • – Menu du Roy 6 courses at 98 €
  • – Le grand Festin 7 courses at 139 €

All the desserts are prepared in-house by our Pastry Chef, Karina Laval.  She can prepare a birthday cake with an extra cost of 6€ per person  (to be ordered with 24 hours notice).

Michel Houellebecq and his pressed lobster

The famous writer, a regular guest of our establishment, suggested a dish in his Prix Goncourt awarded book “The map & the territory”.  Unknown in the most sophisticated cooking books, Franco Bowanee created this exceptional dish “the pressed Lobster”.