The Restaurant

Le Palais Gallien Hotel & Spa *****: intimate luxury in the heart of the historic centre of Bordeaux

Gastronomic restaurant in the heart of Bordeaux,
La Table de Montaigne

The meeting of a passionate gourmet, Chef Younesse Bouakkaoui, sparked the desire to take the restaurant La Table de Montaigne to the highest levels.

His vision is based on a poetic cuisine marked by a strong inspiration for French cuisine. A gourmet cuisine that respects its products and its great classics, but above all that has seduced the finest palates around the world. He wishes to offer a very personal perception of the cuisine through which one finds the delicacy of the tastes and the finesse of the colors of the four seasons.

The desire to make the restaurant a reference in Bordeaux gastronomy is illustrated by his desire to transmit his know-how and his passion to his teams.

This subtle association offers more than a culinary experience, it is a promise of emotion.

The restaurant La Table de Montaigne is open to all from Wednesday to Saturday from 12pm to 2pm and from Tuesday to Saturday from 7pm to 10pm.

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The Leader

The Chef of La Table de Montaigne is inspired by the immensity of French cuisine without distorting it. Chef Younesse Bouakkaoui's cuisine is the fruit of daily inspiration.

His creativity is based above all on respect for the product and the great classics, thus offering a very personal cuisine through which we find a subtlety in the tastes and colours of the four seasons.

In 2018, the Chef joined the kitchens of La Table de Montaigne to take up an extraordinary challenge: to build a team in his image in order to offer exceptional cuisine to the hotel's guests, but also to seduce outside visitors.

Younesse Bouakkaoui likes to pass on his know-how and his passion to his teams, to make you feel through his dishes all his creativity and a true philosophy of life.

The Chef will make you discover how much he likes to sublimate seasonal products with the subtlety, discretion and elegance that characterise his cooking.

The Chef's Story

Younesse Bouakkaoui is originally from the Médoc and after several varied experiences, he decided to join a great Médoc house in 2005: Cordeillan Bages.

He then worked alongside Thierry Marx and Jean-Luc Rocha. He stayed in this Gironde institution for 7 years.

These two great names in gastronomy enriched his skills and he will have fond memories of them. Thierry Marx will also be for him "his most beautiful human experience".

In 2012, the talent and ambition of the Chef did not go unnoticed by the owner of Château de Raba in Talence, Christophe San José, who was then running the place. The Chef proposes a creative and inventive cuisine that will soon arouse the interest of fine gastronomes and professionals from the specialised press.