Head Chef Daniel Kerekes, came back home on the Mornington Peninsula after seven years working in Europe alongside renowned Chefs in traditional and modern French cuisine.
Inspired by the South of France, Daniel’s has developed a refreshing approach about modern French cuisine, knowing how to turn locally grown produce into meals sublime in flavor and texture.
Daniel has been given the opportunity to produce unique dishes that will surprise and intrigue all senses. The results are stunning, bringing spice, modernity and complexity to South of France cuisine.
Philippe & Judy Marquet
Philippe was born in Paris and grew up helping in his parent’s Boulangerie patisserie. After traveling overseas for a few years, he returned to France and worked in some of the most prestigious Michelin’s star restaurants in Paris and in Provence. Some of the more well known being Lasserre and Les Ambassadeurs in the Hotel de Crillon Paris, La Mirande in Avignon and Les Bories in Gordes.
Philippe had the chance to work along some of the most influential chefs of his generation, to name a few; Christian Constant ** Michelin at the Hotel de Crillon, Eric Fréchon *** Michelin at the Bristol Hotel and Yves Candeborde celebrity chef and Masterchef Judge in Paris and Roger Verger ** Michelin at the Moulin de Mougins and Philippe Calandri at Les Bories in Gordes Provence.
In 2002, Philippe and Judy decided to move back to Australia settling on the Mornington Peninsula.
In 2006, inspired by the South of France, Philippe and Judy decided to start their own restaurant, a place where flavours, fragrances and the sounds of the countryside would be the essential components to create a relaxing and natural sensorial experience.
A few months later Judy opened a home wares and fashion boutique ‘La Petanque Living’, located originally in the cottage at the front of the property. The boutique has been relocated to 138 (Rear) Main Street, Mornington.