Gastronomy in domme: traditional dish dotted of a fresh note!

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Domme is a fantastic medieval bastide overlooking the Dordogne Valley. From its belvedere, you can enjoy 180° of breathtaking and amazing landscapes! It is in Domme that I will take you for lunch at the Restaurant Cabanoix et Châtaignes. Climb up the Grand Rue, the main street of the town, and on your right handside, you’ll discover a calm and picturesque passageway (that is very pleasant during summer…). In a charming 18th century dwelling made of stone and wooden beams, the restaurant Cabanoix et Châtaignes offers tasty recipes, combining the authenticity of the Périgord with some fresh, young and dynamic accents, like its team!

A good restaurant, for all occasions, all year round


Who said that the good restaurants are only for life’s big occasions!? As an enthusiast of Périgord’s gastronomy and fine gourmet, not me!! Pass through the gate of the Cabanoix et Châtaignes Restaurant, and enter a lovely cosy patio and intimate setting, take a seat in the passageway with its wooden stair… Would you prefer being indoors? The luminous and elegant dressed stone indoor dining room is waiting for you. There are alcoves for romantic diners, large tables for a family lunches…The bottles of fine wines are used as wall decoration, for your pleasure and to heightening your senses! The weather is still pleasant, and I choose a table outside. This dwelling dates back from the 16th/ 17th centuries, the charm of this place offers a pleasant and refined atmosphere  dighlighted by the rustic side of the wood and the dressed stone…

Domme, vue du belvédère

Domme, view from the belvedereUn restaurant chaleureux

A convivial restaurantLa salle intérieure

The indoor dining roomUne salle élégante

The elegant dining roomDe la pierre et du bois

Of stone and woodLa coursive extérieure

The exterior passagewayUn agréable espace extérieur

A pleasant outdoor spaceUn espace cosy

A cosy area

Le maitre des lieux ?

Master of the place?

The cuisine of the Restaurant Cabanoix et Châtaigne reflects the setting: using all  the charm and the traditions of the best produce of the Périgord: foie-gras, truffles, chestnuts, walnuts, fine wines, and tender meat… Here you can discover an original cuisine, with a sparkling note of youth …Youth? Indeed, the team in the dining room and the kitchen is dynamic and sprightly!

Une cuisine dynamique et fraîche, comme l’équipe !

A dynamic and trendy cuisine, like its team!

High quality standard and fresh produce

The speciality of the Cabanoix et Châtaignes Restaurant, is the harmony (on the plate, but also in the kitchen). In this restaurant, the whole team has an input in the various culinary ideas. The chef has 18 years experience, and like an orchestral conductor, she motivates the team and insures the right tempo, while maintaining an indispensable creativity, audacity and encouraging regular initiatives from each team member. The produce of the Périgord? They love them and this is why they are the kings of the menu, along with vegetables of all colours to sublimate, and exalt the savours of meat, fishes and shellfish. Revisiting with a touch of modernity the traditions, is a passion which can only be expressed with good produce: therefore creating a privileged relationship between the restaurant and the local producers. Indeed the local producers shape the side dishes and the daily menu: depending on the season they choose the produce in the market to highlight, in order to always offer extra freshness to the customer.

Les crevettes et gambas poêlées

Paned prawns and gambasLa touche finale, les capucines du jardin

The final touch, the nasturtium from the gardenLes capucines qui poussent sur la coursive dans de larges pots

Nasturtium growing on the passageways in larges potsDe belles assiettes, pour saliver avant de goûter

Beautiful plates, to make you drool before tastingDes légumes pour parer des viandes moelleuses et juteuses

Vegetables to accompany tender and juicy meatUn festival de saveurs

A festival of flavours

As a 100% « homemade», « extra-fresh » and « local produce » restaurant, Cabanoix et Châtaignes (like all the quality restaurants), requires a booking! Contact them before visiting, so they can have enough of the best available produce (especially if there are a lot of you).


Un restaurant maintes fois récompensé

A multi award winning restaurantL’amour du végétal

The love of vegetablesLes bons vins aussi sont à l’honneur

Fine wines are also in the spotlight

So what’s for lunch?

The foie-gras, which was my choice for the starter, is prepared in 6 different ways, it is accompanied by all types of coloured salt, specifically chosen for each preparation…Yumm …Other specialities, the Lamb Shank Confit, the Stuffed Pigeon, the Pork, the Salmon Gravlax, the Duck Tatin… The vegetables are in the spotlight, such as the topinambours (or Jerusalem artichokes), the parsnip, black and yellow glazed carrots, butternut squash… For the dessert, would you give in for some homemade coco scoops? The cream puffs or the chestnut sponge roll? The Pastel de Nata, the Lemon Curd or Speculoos CheeseCake, the walnut Brownie…Some worldwide influences and  nflows!

Foie gras préparé maison, bien sûr !

Home made Foie gras, of course!Accommoder de multiples sels beaux et surprenants

Accommodating the multiple beautiful and surprising saltsMa souris d’agneau !

My Lamb shank!Une viande délicieuse

A delicious meatLes desserts ne sont pas en reste

The unmissable dessertsHummm le dessert aux fraises avec la chantilly maison !

Yummm...The strawberry dessert with home made whipped cream!Ma coupe glacée et mon café gourmand

Ice cream and gourmet coffee

Further information

  • Groups are welcomed at the Restaurant Cabanoix et Châtaignes. The indoor roomcan accommodate up to 30 guests and the chef can offer a special menu to accommodate the tastes of each.
  • Possibility of vegetarian meal, vegans and adapted to food allergies, do not hesitate to phone for more information.
  • Do not forget to book before coming for lunch or diner at the restaurant!
  • Open all year with 1 or 2 closing days during the low season (Please phone for further information))
  • Go on the Cabanoix et Châtaignes Restaurant’s website
  • Go on the Guide du Périgord’s restaurant listing.
  • Discover the Domme region



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