Pierre Gagnaire, the internationally renowned chef, has signed a new exceptional menu at Le DUENDE, making it a Michelin star restaurant in Nimes. Between know-how and inspiration, the DUENDE is exceptional.
In this starred restaurant in Nîmes, everything starts with the name, the DUENDE. A term specific to Spanish culture, a word that has no equivalent to speak of that magical moment when the bullfighter or flamenco artist goes far beyond his art to offer a moment of grace between him and his discipline, a grace that reflects like a mystical aura on all those who are there to appreciate its depth. It is this spirit that is found in the Michelin star restaurant in Nimes of Maison Albar Hotels L'Imperator the Duende. Pierre Gagnaire, with his long-time collaborator Nicolas Fontaine, has created a menu with local flavours and Hispanic origins. He has of course chosen local, seasonal products, and also a very elegant wine list, again with a particular emphasis on the Nîmes region.
The Maison Albar Hotels L'Imperator has its Michelin star, a reward more than deserved in view of the performance. From a culinary point of view, it is no longer cooking, but poetry, it is no longer plates, it is flamenco. The combined work of Pierre Gagnaire and Nicolas Fontaine works wonders. To the point that it is not limited to the DUENDE. The Impé, the restaurant's brasserie and Hemingway bar also benefit from his expertise. The menu is less sophisticated, designed for a quicker meal. But nothing is sacrificed in terms of quality, either in the products or in the know-how. It is still a culinary experience to enjoy exceptional cuisine even in the brasserie. Maison Albar Hotels L'Imperator, the hotel where the Duende is located, has always enjoyed a reputation for excellence, even among international clients with the highest standards. The establishment continues its momentum by offering a table (restaurant, brasserie and bar) of unequalled quality in Nîmes. This Michelin star restaurant in Nimes is now a reference in the region.