new head chef at crillon le brave

May 17th, 2011

Charming provençal Hôtel Crillon le Brave has appointed John Ellis as Head Chef. Born in Ireland, John’s career has taken him to various regions of France and also to America. In 2002, he decided to come back to France with his wife – a native of nearby Bédoin – to continue his career in French cuisine. He and his wife and two children live in a nearby hamlet at the foot of Mont Ventoux.

Until recently, John was the Chef and Proprietor of a small restaurant in Sainte-Colombe, a lovely village on the road to the summit of Ventoux. He will be joining an impressive culinary staff at Crillon le Brave as the hotel’s Director is Christian Delteil, a Michelin-starred chef.

Some of the mouthwatering dishes on the spring menu include duck liver foie gras with dried apricot jam and walnut bread, local Monteux asparagus with herbs and sabayon, and Crillon le Brave’s famous gigot d’agneau cooked in the restaurant’s large fireplace and served with a provençal ratatouille.

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