Folie Restaurant, in the heart of Chambéry
The restaurant at Petit Hotel Confidentiel
Created by Charlotte and Jérôme Reyes as a declaration of love to fine dining, the Folie restaurant is the Petit Hôtel Confidentiel’s stylish and inspired epicurean experience. Situated in the historic centre of Chambéry, under the centuries-old gaze of the Castle of the Dukes of Savoie, it is the go-to address of food lovers and all those with a taste for the finer things in life, for whom gourmet cuisine is an emotion to be shared.
It is the “folie” of a thrilling culinary fusion and a décor that blends the luxury of velvet with bold and daring accents. The “folie” of a creative soul who holds the secret to marrying elegance with attention to detail. The restaurant of the Petit Hôtel Confidentiel is a gourmet treasure trove, be it for just one meal or many more.
Together, Charlotte Reyes and interior designer, Caroline Lory - former colleague of designer, Philippe Starck - have created a warm and intimate setting in which elegance combines with the eclecticism of unexpected design. The clever use of marble, fine craftsmanship, French fabrics, cosy banquette seating, plant-filled niches and subdued lighting all blend to create an atmosphere in which to enjoy timeless moments in the restaurant’s different intimate spaces. These include a large dining area, a sun-drenched terrace, the chef’s table at the heart of the action, and a lovers’ retreat in the relaxed and laid-back atmosphere of the wine cellar, surrounded by its divine flasks.
Fusion cuisine - where diversity meets innovation
With a cuisine that draws its inspiration from both near and far, the Folie restaurant has embarked upon a harmonious and fluid dialogue between Savoie and Asia. Moving from coast to coast and continent to continent; deeply rooted in Savoie and yet inherently international, its “Asian-inspired” fusion creates a culinary style that is an astonishing symphony of new tastes and aromas. Combining fish from neighbouring alpine lakes, mountain herbs and local genepi flowers with the tastes of Asia’s exotic spices, smoked teas, fermented peppers and lemongrass, the aromatic palette of Folie is as vast as the field of expression of its young Malaysian chef, Shasitharan Manogeran.
Having trained under a Japanese chef who was a student to Joël Robuchon, then under chefs Marc Meneau, Jean-Michel Lorrain, and Best Craftsman of France, Jean-Luc Rocha, Shasitharan Manogeran’s career is a succession of happy encounters with Michelin-starred chefs. From his native Malaysia, he has maintained a taste for exotic spices, while from France, he has learned the fundamentals of traditional cuisine and been inspired by the greats. At Petit Hôtel Confidentiel’s Folie restaurant, Chef Manogeran has created a cuisine of instinct and spontaneity that is both innovative and daring, and leads the taste buds on a journey of discovery through new and unexpected flavours. Author and interpreter of his own inimitable style, the Malaysian chef has entered into a love affair with Savoie, acquiring the skill and artistry to recount many tales through an array of flavours and aromas. Once upon a time…
The restaurant’s desserts are equally fusional in their inspiration, while the eclectic cellar draws as much on the aromatic array of its home-grown Savoie wines as it does on labels from across the globe. Think blood-red passion, decorative decanters and a velvet ambiance.
Book your table in the historic centre of Chambéry
The Folie restaurant is located in rue de la Trésorerie in the historic centre of Chambéry, a pedestrian street overlooked by the Castle of the Dukes of Savoie. Access via Place du Château.
- A43 Lyon/A6 Paris
- A7 Marseille/A41 Geneva
- Daily connections Chambéry-Paris (SNCF railway station a 7-minute walk away)
- Chambéry Savoie airport (10km)
- Lyon Saint-Exupéry airport (75km)
- Geneva airport (85km)