Talents are abundant in le Cap Estel. We met Mr. Emmanuel DA ROCHA, sommelier of the establishment, who has for main goal to please the customers of the hostel, by introducing them a unique and personalized selection of wines.
Part of the establishment since 2016, this passionate man started his career as assistant in England for the triple-starred Chef Mr. Marco Pierre White. He works then for 5 years in a hostel in Liverpool and came back in Paris region, where he’s from. On the French Riviera for 10 years, he was previously by the side of Yannick Franques, 2-starred Chef in Château Saint Martin and also in the Hôtel Saint Paul in Saint Paul de Vence.
Helping by his assistant and the catering director Mr. Pierre-Marie Ragon coming from the restaurant “La Palme d’or” (2 Michelin stars) of the hostel Martinez in Cannes, they selected 350 wines, mostly french. You could so enjoy a large selection of wines from Provence, as it is important for the team to highlight products of the region. Wines from Alsace and Anjou are also presented, as international ones from Italy, Spain, Australia, New-Zealand and South Africa, a nod to the nationality of the owners of the domain. The future project is to propose a wine list with 500 references.
The sommelier and its team also do a great work to propose dish-wine harmony, depending on the menu proposed by Mr. Raingeard. This menu changes daily, according to the market products and the cellar man has to stay inventive to highlight the gastronomic dishes concocted by the starred Chef.
So, you will discover a selection of wine for each of the two menus of the establishment. 4 glasses of wine for 60€ if you take the menu “Dégustation” and 6 glasses for 80€ accompany the menu “Découverte”. Some of the 350 wines of the selection don’t appear on the wine list to keep them especially for these dish-wine harmonies and introduce new flavors to the guests.
The establishment also takes part this year for the first time to the operation « Carte sur table ». Launched in Paris in 2011 by the DUCLOT VINICOLE house, this operation allow wine lovers to appreciate for a month a selection of 15 great wines of Bordeaux at wholesaler price. This operation takes place in 28 prestigious restaurants in Paris and provinces, which the Table of Patrick Raingeard in le Cap Estel is part and is the first restaurant participating on the Côte d’Azur. In this way, from 1st to 31st of March 2017, you will have the occasion to discover a majority of bottle around 100€ on table and a wine by the glass to savor wines from the best terroirs.