a piece of beef at Domaine de Raba

The menu offers, for example, a rib of beef from our regions for two at the price of 98 euros or a rib of Salers beef at 135 euros for two. The dishes, prepared in a charcoal oven, are served with homemade dauphine potatoes and crunchy vegetables. You can even choose your own knife, one of them having, for example, a perfumed juniper handle.

As for starters, the Marguerite, where chef Olivier Peyronnet now officiates, also offers a demanding menu of lobster salad with confit quail and asparagus. All accompanied by wines from Château Léognan, which belongs to the same owner as Domaine de Raba, the Millésime hotel group headquartered in Bordeaux.

An amazing place

Going through the Domaine de Raba gate also means discovering an astonishing place. The large park, which was formerly that of the castle of the same name, is located not far from several higher schools, from the bypass, but seems to be unaware of the hustle and bustle that surrounds it. It hosts a hotel complex with varied services aimed at individuals and professionals, for seminars in particular. For the time being, it includes five rooms and four unusual lodges, tent accommodation, nestled in the vegetation, on the edge of the Thouars wood. The spa, with its heated pool, is open to everyone.

There is also a small cinema, a cocktail bar, an ephemeral restaurant whose menu and decor change regularly And another restaurant, financially more accessible, Les Petits Caprices, where you can taste, indoors or on the terrace, a plate from the South-West or even a truffle pizza (24 euros).

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