Secrets and festivities at the Bastide de Saint-Tropez
Publish on Friday, 29 July 2016
Share the secrets of our chef
Every day at the Bastide de Saint-Tropez our talented chef, Philippe Colinet, weaves his magic on the taste buds of our guests with tasty and original recipes that bring out the full flavours of Provencal produce.
Before tasting his creations at the restaurant l’Olivier restaurant or at the BBQ by the pool, check out the photos of his search for the ideal ingredients. For Philippe, every day is a quest, a search for the freshest fish and the tastiest and most tender vegetables from market stalls. By building up his network of sources amongst farmers, grocers, fishmongers and other providers of the finest foodstuffs, he sets the pace for creativity, originality and inspiration. This allows him to bring his skills to bear in producing dishes bursting with taste, blending Provencal tradition with flavours from all around the world.
Before you indulge your palate and admire his knack for barbecue by the pool, take a look at Philippe’s photos of his journey into the markets of Saint-Tropez, a village of friends where everyone takes the time to chat and praise the local produce ... all in great bursts of laughter and the sweet music of the Provençal accent.
Join the chef in his gourmet getaways and enjoy the best photos of his encounters on the streets of Saint-Tropez!
An unforgettable anniversary
There are certain special occasions that simply cannot be overlooked. One such was the 30th anniversary of the Hotel La Bastide de Saint-Tropez, a highlight of the start of the season in Saint-Tropez.
It is amazing to think that for 30 years the Bastide de Saint-Tropez has welcomed guests with its superb blend of prestigious décor, fine cuisine, exceptional setting and total relaxation. To mark this event, on June 23rd we invited our guests, our long-time friends and the personalities who contribute to the glamor and reputation of Saint-Tropez, to a cocktail reception. Amidst our gardens, the hues of the setting sun illuminated these moments of conviviality.
Everything that is a part of the spirit of Saint-Tropez was there: the joy of living, champagne, music, but also the elegance and beauty of a garden full of flowers next to a pool of clear water. The annual launch of the prestigious magazine Le Collector de Saint-Tropez also helped to make the evening a truly memorable one.
This magic moment was prolonged for many with a stay in one of our luxurious rooms. That’s one way to maintain the spirit of the Bastide de Saint-Tropez!
A colourful exhibition you should not miss
This summer, Saint-Tropez embraces the bright hues of Pop Art with an exhibition that is colourful and sweet: Sunny Candies by Jenkell.
A few kilometres from Saint-Tropez, the village of Grimaud invites you to enter the world of the renowned French Riviera artist, Laurence Jenkell. The young sculptor with the dazzling smile has turned to the theme of candy to inspire her large sculptures with their soft shapes and bright colours. In her artistic concepts the imagination of childhood holds a prominent place in which the simplicity of the subject matter is matched only by the depth of a true intellectual and cultural approach.
Before returning to the haven of peace and greenery that is the exotic gardens of the Bastide de Saint-Tropez, immerse yourself in the deceptively simplistic but truly inspiring world of Laurence Jenkell. You will emerge with a smile on your face, a youthful lightness in your step and an irresistible desire to rediscover the sweet taste of childhood.
Enjoy your stay at the Bastide de Saint-Tropez and discover the world of Pop Art, Sunny Candies and Laurence Jenkell!Back to articles »