At the 5-star L’Agapa Hôtel in Perros-Guerrec you will find Restaurant Le Bélouga which offers a seasonal and gastronomic cuisine. Since May 2016, Vincent Premorvan is the new chef , together with his wife Natali that is in charge of the restaurant itself and wine list. The restaurant is bathing in natural light thanks to the windows stretching from floor to the ceiling. Here you can have a table in front of a unique panoramic view over the bay Baie des Sept îles and the beautiful beach Trestraou with turquoise water in Perros-Guerrec. At Le Bélouga they add high value to local produce from Brittany (especially from smaller local producers in the nearby area) and organic products as far as it’s possible. Great quality ingredients, perfect location and a breathtaking view, what else is needed for an excellent dinner experience? The typical food in Brittany is seafood and that would be what I would recommend while eating at Le Bélouga. But if you by any reason don’t eat fish or meat, there is no reason to worry. Vincent and his team would be happy to prepare a vegetarian or even a gluten free meal for you, simply ask.
During my stay at the luxurious 5-star boutique hotel L’Agapa I was invited for a dinner which turned out to be an unforgettable and delightful experience.
I had a very healthy starter, carpaccio of scallops with slices of a mango adding sweetness, topped with atsina cress (pousse d’atsina) with a licorice taste, what a taste sensation! I had never tried raw scallops with mango but they match each other perfectly. As for main dish I continued with the scallop theme, who cannot when in Brittany? Especially since it’s the season of this delicious seafood :-) I had a very tasty risotto with scallops, scallion onion, parmesan cheese and topped with a fine and crispy layer of algae rice. A perfect marriage between the Italian typical dish, risotto, and the jewels of Brittany, their wonderful scallops!
During my dinner, the adorable Natali came by and let me try two different wines to accompany my different courses. The first one, a Paul Kubler Pinot Gris K from Alsace, a white wine grape with the aroma of smoked apricots, low in acidity and high in sugar but not too sweet. Perfect for the starter. For the second one, Natali brought me a very tasty and fruity organic wine, Côtes du Rhône from Domaine des Treilles.
Every wonderful dinner has an end, fortunately a sweet one. I had difficulties choosing a dessert, there were so many tempting alternatives to choose from! The waiter completely understood my frustration and surprised me with mini versions of three desserts <3
I had the pleasure to try a crème brûlée of buckwheat served with a refreshing sorbet made of a lighter cider. The typical tarte tatin but made in the style of a cheesecake and the third one, definitely for chocolate lovers: a intense ganache au chocolat infused with the wild and tasty mushroom, cèpe, a meringue and a watercress sorbet, a green sponge cake and roasted cocoa.
I had the most excellent experience in the restaurant, the service from the waiters was exceptional and the food itself perfection, both in regards to the preparation and taste but also the way it was presented on the plate. Before leaving the chef himself, Vincent Premorvan, came by my table for a small chat where I got more information about how they work with their producers and their closest goals in the nearest future. I was happy to know they focus more and more on vegetarian alternatives, local produce and organic farming. The right way to go and hope more and more restaurants will follow.
Only thing that makes me sad is that the restaurant is too far from Paris, but it gives me yet another reason to return soon!
Restaurant Le Bélouga – 12 Rue des Bons Enfants, 22700 Perros-Guirec
The dinner courtesy of Le Bélouga. All content, photos and opinions expressed here are my own.