Talented chefs, there are many in Seine-Maritime.
There are countless restaurants that are true invitations to a culinary journey. Of course, Michelin-starred chefs are under the spotlight in this adventure. Often recognised by the Michelin Guide for many years, they know how to meet the expectations of the finest connoisseurs.
With two stars in the Michelin Guide, Gilles Tournade in Rouen with his restaurant Gill and Jean-Luc Tartarin in Le Havre with his restaurant Jean-Luc Tartarin have dominated Seine-Maritime's cuisine for many years.
Having been awarded a Michelin star for many years, Eric Buisset at the restaurant Au Souper Fin in Frichemesnil and Pierre Chrétien at the Auberge du Dun in Le Bourg Dun are also reliable and essential chefs offering gourmet cuisine.
Since 2012, young talented chefs have also been awarded their first star and gained a reputation that makes them respected and renowned chefs. Benjamin Lechevallier for his restaurant Origine in Rouen and Pierre Caillet for Le Bec au Cauchois in Valmont. It should be noted as well that Pierre Caillet was awarded the title "Meilleur Ouvrier de France" (Best Craftsman in France) in 2011.
Another recently starred restaurant: Les Voiles d’Or in Dieppe. In the kitchen, focusing on fish, the chef Tristan Arhan has been rewarded with a Michelin star in 2012 after a long career.
Other great chefs in Seine-Maritime also represent the local cuisine. They do not have a star (yet) but they serve a refined cuisine worthy of the greatest chefs. For example, David Goërne and his restaurant GA in Caudebec-en-Caux, Christophe Mauduit at the Auberge des Ruines in Jumièges, Guillaume Lenoir at the Terre-neuvas in Fécamp and Frédéric Cauchye at the Galets in Veules-les-Roses… and the list goes on as cuisine in Seine-Maritime is alive and well, and talents are numerous.
In Rouen, the Tourist Information Centre has created a few years ago the Chefs Club called Club des Toques Rouen Vallée de Seine, which gathers the best chefs that the city and the neighbouring villages have to offer. Among them, Vincent Taillefer the chef of La Couronne, the oldest restaurant in France, Olivier Da Silva, the young but experienced chef of L’Odas, Le Réverbère, Les Petits Parapluies, Les Nymphéas, Le Saint-Hilaire, Le Rouennais, le 6ème Sens, la Marmite, les 4 Saisons in Rouen. The Auberge Saint-Jacques in Saint-Jacques-sur-Darnétal, Le Saint-Pierre in La Bouille, Les Capucines in Petit-Quevilly and the 1900 in Elbeuf.
At the Pointe de Caux, another club was created and gathers several chefs whose motto is "terroir, professionalism and gastronomy ". They all share the love for high-quality products.
For those who enjoy regional cuisine, the title "Chefs et Terroir" is applied to 11 restaurants in Seine-Maritime who share the love for Norman products coming from local producers. They showcase these products for you to discover and enjoy. In Eu, the restaurant Le Collège, in La Mailleraye-sur-Seine the Presqu’île, the Normandie in Caudebec-en-Caux, the Auberge du Cygne in Tôtes, Côté Plage and Calypso in Le Tréport, the Relais Saint-Ribert and the Relais de Paris in Torcy-le-Grand, the Ferme du Beau Soleil in Nointot, the Saint-Denis in Héricourt-en-Caux and the Passerelle in Saint-Valéry-en-Caux.