Michelin-starred gastronomic restaurant
in the Var
In Callas in the Var, the Gorges de Pennafort’s Michelin-starred restaurant is housed in an old farmhouse with a sleek, contemporary design. Light and elegant, the dining room of this gastronomic restaurant exudes the promise of exquisite moments of pleasure and indulgence.
On sunny days, the restaurant’s terrace entices you to savour the cuisine of Chef Anthony Salliège under the cool shade of the lime trees. The terrace is tucked beneath an ingenious “bioclimatic” pergola that perfectly adapts to external conditions, offering you an experience that is as enjoyable as it is unique.
of Chef Anthony Salliège
As passionate as he is demanding, Chef Anthony Salliège serves up generous, gourmet dishes all inspired by local produce. In the early mornings, he can very often be found in the market seeking out suppliers and the day’s best produce…
Over the course of his career, this proud native of Burgundy has worked in a string of exceptional establishments. Now, at the Gorges de Pennafort he continues in the tradition of Chef Da Silva, who established the fame of this elegant Michelin-starred restaurant, making it one of the Var’s most renowned addresses. Foie gras and parmesan ravioli; Langoustine carpaccio with citrus and caviar dressing; Tuna marinated in sesame oil with crispy Julienne vegetables; Filet of roasted pigeon with a truffle purée and red Saint Julien jus…
Creative and daring, Chef Anthony Salliège brings his own unique yet delicate touch to dishes such as red mullet, young vegetables in vinaigrette, saffron fennel coulis and carrot sorbet… His aim: to surprise and delight as you enjoy a truly special experience in the calm and quiet of this charming old farmhouse.
+From Philippe Da Silva to Anthony Salliège,
the legacy of an innkeeper’s soul
This is the story of two men’s connection with an exceptional place and of destinies entwining to better express themselves.
As a lover of Provence and its produce, the discreet and passionate Chef Philippe Da Silva received two Michelin stars in Paris in 1995 before settling at the Gorges de Pennafort with his wife, Martine. The Michelin Guide then awarded him one star, which he never lost, in recognition of his generous and refined cuisine.
At the same time in 1998, Anthony Salliège, who had already worked under Jacques Lameloise and Roland Chanliaud, teamed up with Philippe Braun, faithful companion of Joël Robuchon at the Laurent in Paris. The restaurant’s patisserie chef, François Kartheiser, was behind the initial meeting of Philippe Da Silva and Anthony Salliège which, two years later, saw the young chef lay down his knives in the kitchens of the Gorges de Pennafort. Over the course of seven years, the two men formed a close bond founded on their love of cooking and their shared belief in the importance of generosity and hospitality.
Returning to Burgundy in 2007 to be closer to his son, Chef Salliège then came back to the Var in 2018 after being chosen by Philippe Da Silva to be his executive chef and loyal and trustworthy collaborator. The Michelin-starred chef thus initiated the process of passing on his savoir-faire, together with his strong belief in the importance of hospitality and the art of receiving: “You must be like an innkeeper and know how to welcome people. Food and hospitality must go hand in hand. If you love people, they will reward you amply.”
After the sudden and premature death of Chef Da Silva, Anthony Salliège naturally took over the reins of this Michelin-starred restaurant to help keep Philippe’s spirit alive. Despite the void he left behind, Chef Da Silva still very much embodies the heart and soul of Pennafort. “He particularly passed onto me the very special relationship he had with his customers. Resolutely humble, he was at the service of their pleasure and enjoyment. For me, that’s the true example to follow,” confides Anthony Salliège.
In the dining room, Philippe Da Silva’s wife, Martine, continues to welcome guests with her trademark conviviality and a desire to share with them the chef’s values: pleasure, humility and generosity, all naturally distilled in the very essence of this exceptional establishment.
A lost paradise in the Var, where strong connections bind those who welcome you, ensuring a shared experience that will never leave you.
The wine cellar
of our gastronomic restaurant in the Var
In keeping with the excellence of the Hostellerie Les Gorges de Pennafort, the wine menu, which includes 600 bottles, gracefully accompanies the dishes prepared by Chef Anthony Salliège. It sparkles with champagne and is naturally rich in regional wines.
Among these, we recommend our "house favourites" produced by the Garrassin family at the Château Saint-Julien, a family-run operation located in La Celle. Guests can also discover the Protected Designation of Origin "Coteaux Varois en Provence".
À la carte and set menus
of our Michelin-starred restaurant
The restaurant of the Hostellerie Les Gorges de Pennafort offers you a variety of menus:
- Prestige Menu: €430 for 2 people (water and coffee included) and a bottle of Champagne grande cuvée, depending on available stock.
- Tasting Menu at €180 (to be ordered by the whole table)
- Gourmet Menu at €108
- Discovery Menu at €92
- Market Menu at € 68: from Tuesday to Friday at lunchtime (except bank holidays and in July and August)
- Child’s Menu at €25
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Establishment closed from 20th December to mid-February.
References and awards
- 1 star in the Michelin Guide® since 1996
- 3 toques in the Gault Millau® Guide
- Techniques of excellence trophy PACA 2015 Gault & Millau
- Quality Restaurant by the Collège Culinaire de France
- Villegiature Awards Best Hotel and Restaurant in Europe in 2011
- Restaurant closed on Monday and Tuesday
- July August: from 19th July to 9th August included: open on Tuesday evenings
- Annual closure: from 19th December to 11th February
- 90 seats inside
- Outdoor terrace service in summer
- A smart dress code is required in the restaurant
- A defibrillator is permanently available on the 1st floor of the restaurant
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