Savor a gluten-free vegetarian or vegan meal at the gourmet French restaurant La Ruchotte
The greatest Michelin Star Chefs recommend Frédéric Ménager’s fine French fare
Frédéric Ménager - former sous chef at Chef Alain Chapel’s (three Michelin stars) restaurant and roaster for chef Pierre Gagnaire (three Michelin stars) – is restyling classic French fare with a modern sensibility to seasonal and sustainable farming. Chef Frédéric Ménager’s organic permaculture farm produces a majority of the products used to craft his authentic, rustic yet luxuriously refined meals, which have been lauded by his peers, including Éric Pras, William Frachot and Bruno Verjus. With this talent, why doesn’t he have a Michelin star? Because the Chef Ménager dared to turn down the Michelin Guide twice! Fred finds greatest joy in seeing his client’s enthusiasm when they leave La Ruchotte®!
“My Guide is the people who come to eat here. All the rest isn’t worth a moment’s thought.”
Chef Ménager brings his savoir-faire to gluten-free vegetarian and vegan gourmet cuisine at his restaurant in France
Chef Frédéric Ménager is particularly in tune with specialized diets because he is lactose and gluten intolerant. Chef Ménager could not imagine opening his gastronomic restaurant without offering these options to his gourmet clientele. In fact, our Chef’s insight and experience cooking these specialty menus allows him to offer the best alternatives.
"A few years ago, I developed two serious allergies to gluten and lactose. And more recently to alcohol as well. The kitchen of the future must be able to adapt to this type of allergy, which is becoming more and more common. Better physical health depends above all else on a healthy diet that is tailored to our needs.”
Chef of a gourmet restaurant in France may become a vegetarian
A true flexitarian, our chef, farmer and vegetable gardener, Frédéric Ménager is known for his deep respect for nature, dedication to seasonal cooking and looking after the well-being of the heritage breed livestock he raises on his farm. One of the main concepts of his restaurant is to only cook with the animals he has raised on the farm. Chef Ménager changes the menu daily according to the bounty harvested from our organic and sustainable permaculture garden. Even though La Ruchotte® is not a 100% vegetarian restaurant, it definitely is veggie friendly!
"The future of cooking is a cuisine with much less meat. Animal welfare must be a priority for our future. Sustainable methods of animal husbandry that respect animals are possible. The creation of ecosystems with mutually beneficial synergies is THE solution for tomorrow."
A French restaurant designing tailor-made vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free dishes
A chef with the soul of a farmer, Frédéric Ménager’s expert skills in the kitchen and personal dietary restrictions, allow him to easily adjust his dishes to your diet without compromising taste. Frédéric Ménager offers two signature fine dining experiences that are heavily meat based – the Vol-au-Vent® and Le Ragoût de Homard de l’Île de Sein – he reserves these special events for those who can eat meat and suggests those following vegan or vegetarian diets to come enjoy his restaurant’s daily gourmet French lunch menu.
Ingredients and execution
The Ruchotte® is, first and foremost, a joint endeavor centered around human connection. Through his encounters and discoveries, Fred has created a family of suppliers; small often local purveyors who have similar values and a passion for clean, sustainable eating. Fred’s mother forages for mushrooms, his cousin makes the goat cheese and Fred searches the surrounding woods for wild asparagus and bears garlic. His wife Carole is a yoga teacher and devotee of various activities related to well-being. Chef Ménager and Carole even hold holistic events, healing treatments, meditation and Ayurvedic cooking!
Reserve your table at Ferme de La Ruchotte and give us notice about your dietary needs
Please use our reservation form or call us at +33 3 80 20 04 79. Gluten-free, vegetarian or vegan, our gourmet restaurant in France welcomes you for lunch Wednesday through Sunday. Let us know if you have any specific dietary needs and Chef Frédéric Ménager will rise to the challenge, crafting a customized meal that will meet all of your expectations. Follow us on social media to stay-in-the-know about upcoming events at La Ruchotte®!