C'est quoi un Bib Gourmand ?

What is a gourmet bib?

When you refer to gourmet restaurants, you immediately think of star restaurants. If they are not within the reach of all budgets, nothing prevents feasting on an exceptional refined cuisine, thanks to the Gourmet bib. Discover this distinction, attributed by the Michelin guide to restaurants offering a "careful kitchen at moderate prices".

What does “Bib Gourmand” mean?

The Gourmet Bib probably takes its name from the famous Bonhomme Michelin, the Bibendum. Indeed, let's not forget that the Michelin guide was initially launched by the tire company.

But what does the gourmet bib really represent? It is quite simply a recent award, created in 1997, awarded by the Michelin guide. She distinguishes the good small tables who offer a Refined cuisine at affordable prices. By this we mean that the price of the menu should not be more than € 32 in the provinces, and € 36 in Paris.

At that price, a BIB Gourmand winner restaurant must offer a full menu, with starter, main course and dessert, with a remarkable quality/price ratio.

If the gourmet bib is obviously less prestigious than the Michelin star, it allows to reward the quality restaurants, and today concerns nearly 600 establishments in France.

The advantage of such a distinction is that all styles of atmosphere and cooking can claim it, from the little trendy bistro, to the traditional restaurant.


Le Bib Gourmand: a concept that is emulated

For almost 25 years already, the little "red guide" has rewarded Restaurants at the best quality/price ratio a gourmet bib. If this distinction is still little known, the health crisis may well put it in the spotlight. This is indeed the ideal solution to allow consumers to have access to a quality refined kitchen, at a reasonable price.

It is in this idea of make gastronomy accessible that the gourmet bib is becoming more and more popular with the general public.

The concept is such a success that the distinction extended, in 2003, to hotels. Hotel establishments can also claim the title of Bib Hotel. To do this, they need to offer a comfortable and quiet room, with a good welcome, for less than € 60 per night in the provinces and € 75 in Paris.


Le Bistrot de Bern, rewarded with the Gourmet Bib

Nestled in the heart of Provence, the Berne bistro You welcome you in an exceptional Provençal setting, and offers high -end cuisine at a lower cost. So many qualities that earn him a BIB Gourmand in the Michelin Guide.

The user -friendly frame of the Berne bistro

Between conviviality and authenticity, the Berne bistro welcomes you in the heart of the Domaine de Bern. Surrounded by vines, lavender fields and olive groves, the Var restaurant is an invitation to gourmet pleasures, to share as a couple, with friends, family, or even for work. You will be installed in a Typically Provençal framework, around the fireplace in winter, or on the terrace in summer. And why not appreciate the fresh winter days by eating on the covered and heated terrace overlooking the vines?

A cuisine that puts Provence in the spotlight

Led by the Chef Matthieu Wanlin, the Lorgues bistro offers warm cuisine, where nature and Provence are in the spotlight. This cooking enthusiast then puts all his know-how to imagine recipes where tradition and terroir mix, to design a harmonious map between modernity and big French cuisine classics.

The menus are perpetually redesigned over the seasons, in strict compliance with the cycle of nature, and the majority of products come directly from Domaine vegetable garden or local producers.

For dessert, it is the turn of Pastry chef Éric Raynal To enter the scene, and to offer to finish the meal with a gourmet and sweet touch magnifying the fruits and products of the local.

A restaurant in the heart of a breathtaking domain

The Berne bistro draws its values ​​from good things and respect for nature from the whole domain to which it belongs. Located in the Berne Castle, the bistro is indeed part of a vast area devoted to well-being, the pleasures of the senses and respect for the environment.

Lunch or Dinner at the Berne bistro is then an opportunity to combine the different experiences, by visiting the cellars and the vineyard, tasting the good wines of Bern, taking advantage of the Spa of the Five Worlds, or by staying at theRelais & Châteaux 5 -star hotel. There are many activities in the field, and allow you to live an unforgettable experience in a wonderful setting.

VIP offers for an unforgettable meal

If the very principle of the gourmet bib is to be able to feast on less than 32 €, the Berne estate does not stop there and offers you to extend the experience thanks to various offers. Several formulas then allow you to combine a Bern bistro menu To another activity in the field, as is the case with the bistro escape pass, with access to the spa, a 50 -minute treatment and a menu with the bistro, or the trigger pass to the bistro, which offers access to the spa and A menu with Bern Bistro. Do not hesitate to regularly read the different offers offered.


Would you like to enjoy a delicious meal without leaving your purse? The Berne bistro, rewarded with the Gourmet bib, welcomes you in a dream setting, to taste an exceptional menu with Provencal flavors.

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