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“Exceptional In a Every Respect”
Review of Auberge du Cellier

Auberge du Cellier
Ranked #1 of 2 Restaurants in Montner
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed April 30, 2014

One of the most enjoyable meals we've had recently - and we've enjoyed a few. It will live in the memory for quite a while.

Pierre- Louis Marin's cooking is top end of one Michelin star and, in our view, verging on two - creative, intensely flavoured and rooted in the region. From ameuse to coffee, each element blew us away - brilliant foit gras mi-cuit, inventive oeuf bio, tenderly cooked fish, a creative rabbit rissolee, perfect pigeon, a cheese course of five local cheeses with confitures to die for, outstanding desserts and superb chocolate with the coffee. Presentation and aroma of each course made us sit up expectantly and the flavours did not disappoint.

Advice on wine from an extensive and very well priced Rousillon list was spot on and service smoothly impeccable. Pierre-Louis and and his partner were delightful and generous - and it was all tremendous value for an experience of that quality.

Fortunately, we're in the area for another month, so can return - and will. Thank you.

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Reviewed April 25, 2014

This was our first dinner out since the baby arrived—so we wanted to make it count. Service was impeccable as was the food. We chose the four course menu (Menu de la Maine) from the spring menu with a d'accord du vin to accompany each course. (Great locally sourced wines from Estagel, Saint Paul de Fenouillet and others towns.)

Culinary highlights: Sea bream—sheer perfection—mint foam was intense! Pigeon was beautifully rose and rich caramel sauce, pine nuts and chard were bold and ideal accompaniments. Dessert included grapefruit sorbet, strawberries and sugar encrusted olives—arguably the highlight of the evening.

Four courses, two people, with wine, coffees and cognac—€193. Beautiful setting. The friendly chef came to say hello at the end of our meal. We were made to feel very welcome and special.

Looking forward to visiting again.

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1  Thank BeenThereEatenThat
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Reviewed September 12, 2013

The auberge is a restaurant with rooms and is situated in the village of Montner in the heart of the Cote De Rousillon wine district.. The rooms are typically French and very comfortable.
We had a superb evening meal on the terrace overlooking the vineyards. The Chef /proprietor Pierre Louis Marin richly deserves a Michelin star, and together with his wife Beatrice they make perfect hosts. The maître d in the restaurant with his knowledge of wines adds to the allround experience of a classic French restaurant. We will certainly return.

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Reviewed September 10, 2013

This is a truly a hidden gem.
Great food very well presented and very very tasty, attentive service, very reasonable prices.
Pity food critics have not found it (yet!) It well deserves to be in all posh food guides.

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Thank mb313
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

The first surprise was how reasonable the rates for the meals were, when booked with the stay at the fine small hotel. The dinner, a reduced version of their normal high class offerings, was excellent, served well on their very fine terrace. The only flaw was that the profiteroles on desert were kind of stale, a curious way to spoil an otherwise perfect meal. The breakfast deserved the highest praise: Perfect in all aspects. Fresh orange juice, very good croissants, nice rolls, great jams, good local cheese, a selection of local or homemade charcuterie and a basket of ripe seasonal fruit. Not only worth a detour but also a repeat visit!

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Thank UbErich F
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