Reflet d'Obione, Michelin-starred fine dining restaurant in the heart of Montpellier
Reflet d'Obione, a total gastronomic experience
A meal at the gastronomic restaurant Reflet d'Obione, located in the heart of the beautiful old district of Écusson, in Montpellier, is a unique experience that can be found nowhere else.
It is a delightful journey of culinary exploration, along which seemingly familiar flavours are reinvented to delight the palate with totally new sensations.
The cereals, legumes and vegetables that Laurent CHERCHI works with turn the notion of exoticism on its head, since this is a journey that goes no further than a few miles away: from the Cévennes to the Camargue and the coast, the menu brings diners a series of wonderful sensory experiences that are shaped by the seasons.
Defending sustainable and environmentally responsible gastronomy
Chef Laurent CHERCHI proudly champions his idea of “cooking with a conscience”, which is part of a global environmental approach.
Not long after its opening, Reflet d'Obione earned a Michelin star for the quality and creativity of its offering, as well as the Gault&Millau Young Talents award. Equally rapidly, it was also awarded a green star in the Michelin Guide, which is a reflection of the strong commitment to the environment that the Chef shares with his spouse Adèle Escafit. Their engagement is illustrated by a number of initiatives, beginning with total traceability of all the raw ingredients used. These include carefully selected local and seasonal produce, wine sourced from winegrowers using organic or natural methods, and farmhouse eggs laid on organic farms.
These high ethical standards can be found in the very composition of the dishes, each one being created from a plant-based foundation that is then wrought into different versions.
This approach extends to cover all the drinks on offer: water that is microfiltered in the restaurant (still and sparkling), avoiding bottle transport; organic, pure-origin coffee ground in the restaurant; herbal teas made with wild plants picked by the Chef and his wife; fruit juices and other soft drinks sourced from organic farms and regional producers.
Fine dining for all
At Reflet d'Obione, the food is first and foremost the fulfilment of a commitment to healthy eating, which best suits the human physiology. The Chef Laurent CHERCHI is gluten intolerant and is therefore particularly interested in the close link between nutrition and health.
He pursues in-depth research into an “alkaline”, or “non-acidic” approach, to rethink our eating habits. His experience is taking gastronomy into a realm of alternatives to traditional recipes, which are as delicious as they are inventive. For example, he puts the focus on a wide range of cereals, vegetables and edible plants. Based on this “alkaline” menu, he offers the chance to discover vegetarian and vegan alternatives, which are all totally new culinary experiences in themselves.
Defending the principle of gastronomic cuisine that can be enjoyed by all, Reflet d'Obione is a precious address for all people seeking wonderful culinary adventures, whatever their dietary requirements are.
Reflet d'Obione, a warm and inviting Michelin-starred restaurant
The gourmet restaurant Reflet d'Obione was designed to be a delightfully inviting space that offers an attentive welcome and thoughtful service.
Pictures on the wall taken by a local photographer, welcoming wall seats and soft lighting create an atmosphere that is both warm and uncluttered. The interior reflects the love of nature that inspires Laurent CHERCHI and his spouse Adèle Escafit. This resonates with their close relationship with the terroir, which is expressed through a palette of colours reminiscent of the red soil of the Ruffe du Salagou, as well as stoneware crockery from a pottery in the Gard and touches of green here and there with wild local plants.