Côté Mas restaurant
45 minutes from Montpellier, Côté Mas is the culinary step forward imagined by winemaker Jean-Claude Mas, a sensory and emotional adventure to be enjoyed in a wonderfully biodiverse environment, with vines, olive groves, lavender and truffle oaks.
The Côté Mas restaurant gives an exceptional panorama from its terrace (open on fine days), with 180-degree views from the Cevennes mountains in the north down to the Etang de Thau lake in the south.
Very inspired by the art of living with wine in Italy, Jean-Claude Mas created Côté Mas restaurant to show off his wines in their best light. He chosed with great care the linen and the crockery from the best suppliers; the restaurant furniture was produced by a cabinet maker and the cement flagstones by a master craftsman, both of whom are based in nearby Pézenas, just as the artisanal pieces and pictures are sourced from local artists.
The kitchen is in the hands of two young chefs who share the same values of conviviality and offer an inventive and instinctive menu. Julien, the chef de cuisine, is very attached to the heritage of the region, giving precedence to local producers and seasonal produce: Mediterranean fish, meat from l’Aveyron and vegetables from the garden which adjoins the restaurant and where you will find fine herbs, tomatoes, aubergines, lettuce, green beans, radishes, turnips and artichokes…
Maxime is the pastry chef, who joined the team in 2019 having backpacked
around the world. His desserts are imaginative, not from the menu but instead creations which change every day according to his whim, a French pastry classic following on the heels of a souvenir of his world travels. He too can pick his fruits in the orchards of cherry trees, peach trees, apple trees and apricot trees all planted on the property.
And what would these flavours be without olive oil? That has been taken care of since Jean-Claude built his own oil mill, investing in the latest press technology. The oils are produced from olives harvested in his different domaines in the Roussillon, Limoux, in the Herault valley and in Costières de Nîmes. Jean-Claude works on the
blends of the oils with the same precision which he brings to his wines.
The Côté Mas restaurant is open from Wednesday to Friday, lunch times and evenings, Saturday evenings and Sunday lunchtimes.