Australian Good Food and Travel Guide – 2014
Le Tres Bon Overview
In the classic Australian country setting of Bunendore village nestles Le Tres Bon, aptly translating as ‘the very good’. Run by renowned French chef Christophe Gregoire and his wife Josephine, this charming restaurant and cooking school is the epitome of provincial France. An old brick fireplace, elegant timber chairs and cloth draped tables topped with fresh flowers furnish the dining room while classic French dishes – prepared with local produce and inspired by Christophe’s world travels – fill the menu. To start there might be a rich, velvety chestnut veloute; to follow, a fragrant blanquette of wild barramundi in a smooth pastis-anise sauce; and to accompany, a fine selection of French and Australian wines.
Le Tres Bon Menu Sample
Venison and Grand Veneur sauce – braised venison bathed in a luxurious dark chocolate sauce accompanied by glazed sweet chestnuts and red wine poached pear
A few words from Le Tres Bon
Le Tres Bon is the latest passion of Christophe Gregoire, a master chef from France, who has added a unique facet in culinary skill to the Canberra area, delighting many loyal patrons with his exquisite French cuisine since 1999. Along with spouse Josephine, they established their first restaurant – Christophe’s Restaurant where they earned a firm following of loyal patrons.
LE TRES BON LOCATION
Bungendore village is the new home for Christophe’s cuisine. While you are in this typical Australian country setting, the dishes will take you on a journey through France’s gastronomic regions using only the best local and Australian produce.
LE TRES BON MENU
The menu offered by Christophe has been created from a combination of his love of traditional French cuisine, natural flavours and fresh ingredients, his travels around the world, and his ability to work instinctively and creatively.
Like an alchemist, he combines spices and herbs which put a specific touch – and thus add an element of surprise –on dishes which are centuries old. The dishes are prepared lovingly, bringing you a genuine and wholesome meal.
Where possible, seasonal certified organic local produce is used in the preparation of the dishes.