Local Ingredients, freshly prepared with the most delicious French and Italian wines.....
The Spirit Restaurant & Bar has been lovingly restored, exposing the original vaulted ceiling and limestone walls. Since opening, it has gained a considerable reputation as one of the best places to eat in town. In summer, the terrace is a particularly lovely place to eat, really sheltered and sunny and in the winter the bar is cosy and warm.
Owner, Richard d'Hurlabourde (Montagne Attitude), has taken the Spirit from strength to strength. He offers a fantastic selection of both French & Italian wines, served by the glass/ bottle. You can order both 'Plat' & 'Menu' du Jour most weekend lunchtimes and everyday in the evenings (except for Mondays out of season).
Prices range from €15 for a bottle of Domaine de Regusse Vin de Pays des Alpes de Haute Provence to €25 for a bottle of Pecharmant or Crozes Hermitage or really treat yourself to the Chateau de Pez or St Estephe at €60 and the Clos Vougeot Bourgogne Grand Cru €130.
Prices range from €15 for a bottle of Domaine de Regusse, Vin de Pays des Alpes de Haute Provence to €21 for a bottle of Chignin Bergeron or €25 for Sancerre or Jurancon but Richard's favourite is the Chassagne Montrachet, Bourgogne Premier Cru "certainement le meilleur vin du monde" but at €99 a bottle - definately something as a Christmas or New Year's Eve treat!
Richard also carries a wonderful selection of Italian wines with delicious names such as the Dolcetto d'Alba, Barbera (of course), Barolo and Montepulciano. Prices range from €25 to €69 per bottle. Again, Italian wines are also sold by the glass.
From the top shelf treat yourself to an outstanding range of whiskeys, names include Caol Ila, Lagavulin, Bruichladdich, Dalmore, Bunnahabain and Yoichi. Plus of course Cognac, Armagnac, the local Genepy and Poire de Pays.
Finally, Richard claims to serve the best Vin Chaud or to quote him direct, "Vin Chaud Incroyable" which is just as well as the old town can be very chilly in December and earlyJanuary!
Menu choices change daily, Plat du Jour is from €12 and Menu du Jour approximately €18.
Guest staying at the Residence du Temple can enjoy half board at €28 for adults or €12 for children. (Parking for motorbikes/bikes/kayaks is free if you opt for the half board option). Half board is very flexible, please just let Richard know the day before.
Reservations can be made direct by e-mail or calling on +33(0)6 59 24 17 29