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 wine-tasting journey, with a six-course menu to accompany them. 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 biodynamically 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.
Nicolas Delorme – Chef de Cuisine
Nicolas Delorme is a fantastically talented young chef; born in France, he moved with his family to Margaret River in Western Australia where he finished his catering qualifications. He has since worked in a number of countries including a prolonged stint in Singapore where he learnt to incorporate international flavours in his dishes before moving back to Western Australia where he was sous chef at an acclaimed winery restaurant, playing a major role in it achieving awards of Western Australia’s best restaurant. His other significant influences include a year at the Michelin 2* Cote St Jacques in Joigny under the tutelage of Jean Michel Lorain where he was chef de partie. He says this experience taught him the classical French culinary techniques and discipline of Michelin starred cuisine and service. However, he found the repetitive daily routine of the menu too restrictive and sought new and more contemporary challenges which would enable him to develop his imagination and flair for combining different flavour combinations.
‘The Crater at Domaine du Meteore’ is his first solo restaurant experience. Together with his partner Jaclyn, they will lead you through a culinary dance under the celestial canopy. An unforgettable experience.
Crater tasting experience, €50
Without wine, €35
Please contact us for dates and to book:
+33 467 902 112
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
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.
Find out more about visiting the domaine, tastings, exploring the area and more.