Our restaurant, sourced by our organic farm, is inspired by the historic work of a guard-champêtre, protector of the rural environment.
Monsieur Droze, the last Garde Champêtre of Gye sur Seine, retired at age 82, was a highly memorable person. Renegade bees? Call monsieur Droze. Someone poaching wildlife? Call Monsieur Droze. A dance in Polisot, Monsieur Droze, ever-present Gitane dangling from his mouth, would jump on his bicycle, equipped with hand crafted megaphone, and ride through the streets spreading the news.
The new Garde Champetre of Gye sur Seine is a restaurant supplied by its organic, 1 hectare farm. The food is produced organically on our farm or sourced locally by the best producers of the region. Food is prepared « a la minute », with the freshest ingredients by our chef/partner, Matt Robertson, and his team. Each day sees a different menu: 2 starters, 2 main courses and one or two desserts. We limit the selection in order to assure the best quality and value. The primary heat source is an open fire.
More than a restaurant, Le Garde will also offer cultural events. Like Monsieur Droze, we hope to enhance social interaction and build community spirit. A game area for children, boules, badminton will be available to the community, not just clients of the restaurant. Our web site will become an information center for events in the area, addresses of champagne producers, places to visit in the Vally of the Seine.
Reservations at 03 52 96 00 06
Lunch: Tuesday to Friday.
Dinner: Thursday, Friday or Saturday.
Come meet Le Garde!