Founded in 1848, Logis de la Cadène is one of the oldest restaurants in Saint-Emilion and over time has become a true institution revered by passing visitors as well as regular locals.
This family-run restaurant has played such an intimate part in the history of Saint-Emilion. It was always a favourite of the Boüard de Laforest family living in nearby Château Angélus since 1782, and they ended up acquiring it in summer 2013.
The intention behind the purchase was to maintain family ownership of this emblem of good cheer with its close links to great wines, of which Saint-Emilion is of course a world capital.
Logis de la Cadène is located on a small square in the very centre of the medieval town. With its steep cobbled street, its old golden stone facade and its wisteria arbour, this is a lovely, quiet haven ideal for enjoyment.
The shady terrace and the three dining rooms are simply furnished in keeping with the general spirit of the premises as well as current fashion.
In this relaxing atmosphere the very varied gourmet menu favours tasty traditional dishes with a new slant and very genuine, high quality produce.
The wine list is truly memorable, featuring several hundred wines. It represents a round-the-world-tour of the finest wine-growing regions and is a great opportunity to share a good bottle.
The restaurant manager, Christophe Gaudino welcomes the patrons with his easy-going openness known to everyone in Saint-Emilion. In the kitchen is a young talented chef, Alexandre Baumard. He learned his craft in a number of fine establishments, including those of Paul Bocuse and Christophe Bacquié, before rising to the challenge of his first chef’s position at Logis de la Cadène.
For dessert lovers, Alexandre Baumard has a young pastry chef under his orders, Damien Amilien, who is very inventive and commands his craft with great poise.