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“second visit not so enticing”

Chateau de Salettes
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$34 - US$105
Cuisines: French, Gastropub
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Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: The spirit of Salettes is also to be found in the plates. The cooking enhances the local and traditional products, of high quality, while being resolutely modern.
Reviewed 6 March 2017

The staff leave a little to be desired, the food is good this time, though choice is limited and its not a patch on the quality of our last visit. Its still very expensive. The open fire in the living room was lovely but we had to light it ourselves. It still just misses this place, some modern style some old style which works well in the living room but elsewhere just misses.

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Thank alexBath
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Cathy L, Directeur général at Chateau de Salettes, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2017

Dear Mr or Mrs, Thank you for your remark on our hotel.
I’m sorry you thought “staff leave a little”, because we are paying a great attention to serve our clients. Be sure that from your message we pay more attention.
Fire place is not lighted every time, but you just have to tell you would like to see it lightened and we do so.
On the point of modern and old style in the hotel and the restaurant, even if that point is very subjective, in some part of the building that was easiest to have both style side by side than in others. In the restaurant, stone is the old style. In hotel rooms, some have more stones than others, but everywhere it’s an old building (13th century) with some modern layout. Looking at the building from now, we could forget that 20 years ago it was just remaining old stones with trees growing through ruins of an old castle…

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Reviewed 14 August 2016

Just returned from Sunday \Lunch from the moment we arrived the Staff were on the ball, friendly, explaining the menu and components.
Three bread rolls offered Plain , olive, Parmesan and this was never ending always being topped up, iced water simarly, amuse bouche interesting and the four courses without choice , were very finely executed by a very talented brigade, pre dessert good and different, and the Dessert superb artistry.
Wine list reasonable and we had their own superb local rose ,very hot day in the high 30s Coffee and petite fours homematde and mouth watering.
as this was a special Birthday wish was staed when booking, this was acknowledged with special dessert and a hand packed home made choc selection the thought was very much appreciated by all the party and made the Day

we will be back well done to all Staff

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Thank Cloudybay356
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Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

This is a wonderful conversion from a 12th and 13th century building. It has beautiful rooms, a pool and restaurant. The rooms are priced well for what they offer but the restaurant, although I cannot fault the food or service, is a touch expensive and took the edge off the whole overnight stay. I would think the restaurant is a special treat for locals so if staying for more than one night I would source some other places to eat and maybe just do the restaurant once.

Thank AgentAJ
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

We ate supper outside on a glorious evening with four friends. We chose the tasting menu with wine pairing - three Lautrec & one Muscadelle with extra course accommodated without question (both coming in at around £90 each). In total we potentially had eight " courses" if the complimentary canapes, amusee bouche, pre-dessert & petit fours were counted - but we were too full for the cheese.

Beautiful presented canapés accompanied the chateau's own organic fizzy white wine to start. All the paired wines were a decent sized glass, organic and locally produced...and delicious.

The paella inspired course was a delightful deconstructed paella with squid, rabbit, mussels peppers and crispy saffron rice "crips". It was very tasty. The accompanying local red Broucal wine was a lovely discovery. My free range chicken with seared apricots which followed was delicious. The rack of piglet which was served with red radish & cherry puree was apparently very good.

The chocolate and cherry dessert was a work of art almost too good to eat - but not that good !

Highly recommend - but try & take a taxi ; I drew the short straw & had to drive so did not fully appreciate the wines.

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Thank jj10000
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Reviewed 22 May 2016

We dined at Chateau de Salettes on a Thursday evening in May on the recommendation of our hosts at Mas des Vignes. The food (the Lautrec four courses) and service were excellent, with two stand-outs - the starter (foie gras marbled with chocolate and accented with mango purée) and dessert (with its passionfruit cream centre). The fish course and lamb both balanced with green vegetables were very good (although one of our three lamb dishes was a little fatty for my taste). The amusee bouche, pre dessert taster and petits fours with coffee were delightful additions. Gaillac wines are new for us, and we found Salettes' own sparkling as a starter and the 2008 red were excellent accompaniments to the meal. The restaurant was relatively quiet the night we dined there but the food spacing the right balance and the staff welcoming and efficient. Salettes compared more than favourably with similar restaurants we have eaten in in Australia and Europe, and we thought very reasonably priced for the quality.

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Thank KnS02
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