A Sense of Place
Through our wines, we aim to create an expression of the terroir and the landscape. In celebration of this, the food at Domaine du Météore is designed to work alongside our wines, each bringing out the best in the other. Everything we serve is locally grown, produced and foraged – to create a true sense of place.
‘The Crater at Domaine du Météore’
On selected summer evenings, we will take 16 guests on a vine-side gastronomic wine-tasting journey, with a six-course degustation menu. Everything we serve is inspired, grown and created by the land and the meteoric history that created them – a journey from astronomy to gastronomy.
Begin with aperitifs and canapés in the caveau before a gentle walk through the Domaine’s olive groves and vines as the sun descends, taking in views of the Caroux mountains and the Mediterranean Sea, with the breeze carrying scents of wild thyme, mint, cistus and fennel.
The dinner will take place at the foot of the crater itself, on long tables laid beneath the trees. We may even catch sight of the meteor showers after which our wines are named. Each of the evening’s dishes has been created to complement our range of wines – using ingredients borne from the same land as the wines themselves. We will use produce grown organically here at the Domaine, foraged from the surrounding woodlands or sourced from local, organic growers, and everything will be cooked over a wood fire stoked with the prunings from our vines.
Andrew Haimes – Chef de Cuisine
Andrew Haimes is a fantastically talented chef; born in the UK from a farming background he has a deep understanding of the field to fork concept. Following his classical Cordon Bleu training, he gained enormous experience in a number of acclaimed restaurants, including working under tutelage of Gordon Ramsay in his Michelin star restaurants as well as a prolonged stint at the acclaimed Moro in London. It was here where he developed his focus on the use of vegetables alongside cooking on wood and charcoal.
Having worked in France for a number of years, along with his partner and 2 young daughters, Andy permanently relocated to France last year. He is passionate about the opportunity at Le Cratère to offer guests a true taste of terroir inspired food and to lead them through a culinary dance under the celestial canopy – an unforgettable experience.
Crater tasting experience, €50
This summer we have organized 4 special events for you ! For each event we are opening the doors of our Crater for a maximum of 50 people. Andy will prepare a delicious buffet with local organic products. Price of these events : 35€, including the entrance, food and a glass of our wine. During the night we will propose some of our cuvées with a special discount of 20% !
Saturday 26 June ; Musical evening with the Karmacoustik
Friday 13 August ; Perseides event presented by Thierry Raffaelli, astronomer
Saturday 18 September ; Final harvest party with the famous DJ Anders Dahlquist
When you visit the Domaine during the summer months, you can enjoy a picnic while you’re here. Wind your way through vines and olive groves to the crater’s edge, and unpack a hamper filled with some of the best local cured meats, cheeses, seasonal salads and more – with wine to accompany it, of course!
€30 (for two people)
Wine from €8 a bottle
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The vineyard is quietly nestled in the Haut-Languedoc national park and we are delighted to welcome visitors for tastings, walks and more. With sweeping views down to the Mediterranean and, at our heart, the huge meteorite crater after which we are named, it is a truly one-of-a-kind place to visit.
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