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The farmhouse inn and restaurant Ferme de La Ruchotte® is one of the best restaurants in Beaune, France for organic, locally-sourced and seasonal France fare. The restaurant is headed by Chef Frédéric Ménager, an avant-garde and unconventional Chef who works not only in his kitchen but also as a chicken farmer and vegetable gardener in the fields surrounding the restaurant. Our tattooed heavy metal loving Chef has gathered quite a large community of followers and has gathered a clientele of fine-dining connoisseurs, gourmands and foodie metalheads who are great fans of our bucks-traditions Chef. These “organic food addicts” are in search of clean cuisine, flexitarians for whom animal welfare is a sine qua non, epicureans who share Chef Ménager’s values and locals who cherish the great sense of community and authenticity present at La Ruchotte®. Frédéric Ménager’s restaurant is quickly gaining recognition as one of the best restaurants in Beaune, France, where diners can enjoy a seasonal curation of ingredients sourced from some of the top purveyors in the region.

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How has La Ruchotte become one of the best restaurants in Beaune, France?

Injecting French country style cuisine with a modern fine-dining touch

The farmhouse inn and restaurant in Beaune is centered on creating food experiences that reflect Chef Fred Ménager’s sensibilities, influences and personal touch. Before opening La Ruchotte®, Ménager honed his skills working as sous-chef in the esteemed kitchens of Alain Chapel (three Michelin-starred chef) and Pierre Gagnaire (three Michelin-starred chef). Chef Frédéric Ménager is now reinventing the traditional home cooking of the French middle class with a touch of Haute Cuisine, his own modern interpretation of French fare, which he has dubbed “Haute Cuisine Bourgeoise.” Newly added to his roster of special events are his gastronomic experiences – multi-course once-in-a-lifetime feasts where you will enjoy all manners of decadence. The menu changes daily in accordance with the bounty harvested from the farm surrounding the restaurant, which is supplemented by products from Chef Ménager’s trusted local purveyors. Among his creations: Melon Soup, marinated raw zucchini, candied tomatoes and olive oil. Pâté en croûte made with pigs from his farm, pistachios, candied gizzards and fermented vegetables. Cèpe mushrooms forged in the surrounding woods, bacon made from his pigs and flat parsley. Quenelle made with poultry from his farm in a consommé and Burgundy truffles. Pig breast marinated and cooked for 72 hours. Cream tarte with blueberries from Bérangère. Gluten-free vegan iced nougat with candied fruits from Maison Florian, nougatine of pistachios, hazelnuts and almonds.

An alternative Chef: Highly acclaimed by his Michelin Starred peers, the guides and the press

La Ruchotte® is one of the best restaurants in Beaune, France, partially because of its very alternative Chef: a tattooed metalhead, chicken farmer and vegetable gardener, but above all, a rebel who bucks traditions like the famous Michelin Guide! What kind of chef would turn down the Michelin Guide’s offer to come review their restaurant, not once but twice? Frédéric Ménager did! Our unconventional Chef prefers receiving glowing reviews from his clients, his Michelin starred peers and the press.

An authentic and unique restaurant

The farmhouse inn and restaurant La Ruchotte® is also one of the best restaurants in Beaune, France because of its organic farm, where livestock and other seasonal fruits and vegetables go directly from farm to table. The Chef also tends to the animals, works in the vegetable gardens and is a renowned poultry specialist. The world is lacking in individuals who raise animals as Frédéric Ménager does, by selecting rare heritage breeds and treating them with the utmost care. His poultry and livestock are fed only organic food, are free-range and treated with homeopathic products. The well-being of his animals is essential to Frédéric Ménager and the result is incomparable - ecologically sourced ingredient-driven dishes of incomparable flavor.

"He is a remarkable cook and an exceptional vegetable gardener whose environmentally-conscious and sincere approach allows him to make ingredient-driven dishes that highlight true flavors."
Éric Pras (3 Michelin Star Chef)

One of the best restaurants in Beaune, France anchored by family

At the La Ruchotte® farmhouse inn and restaurant, you will have the unique pleasure of tasting dishes with authentic flavors. A majority of the ingredients used are sourced from local purveyors or grown in the organic gardens surrounding the restaurant. Chef Ménager knows that ingredients and execution guarantee the authenticity of his cuisine. Ménager’s kitchen team, family members as well as local farmers and artisans all work in concert to achieve proper execution to provide an unparalleled fine-dining experience anchored in Ménager’s values. The mushrooms are foraged by Fred’s mother, his cousin provides the goat cheese and Fred hikes the woods in search of wild asparagus and bear’s garlic, along with other treasures that nature offers him.

Want to reserve a table for a once-in-a-lifetime gourmet experience?

Are you looking for one of the best restaurants in Beaune, France that will surpass your expectations? The gourmet farm-to-table restaurant Ferme de La Ruchotte® is located in Bligny sur Ouche, north-east of Beaune. We serve lunch by reservation only from Wednesday to Sunday. To reserve your table, you can fill out our reservation form or call +33 3 80 20 04 79. If you eat vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free, the Chef can adapt his dishes if you let us know ahead of time when you make your reservation. Looking to gift the perfect gourmet experience? Check out the La Ruchotte® e-shop for our gift cards.

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Heritage Chicken Breeds
20 years of know-how!

La Ferme de la Ruchotte is pleased to announce the launch of the reservation of its first cutting knife. A knife designed and studied based on more than 20 years of cooking expertise, exceptional grip and flawless sharpness. Frédéric Ménager has put all his know-how into the development of this kitchen “instrument” like no other. Many steps were necessary to achieve a result that fully met Frédéric Ménager’s expectations!

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Heritage Chicken Breeds