At La Bussière-sur-Ouche, a small village in Côte d’Or near Dijon and Beaune, discover a Michelin®-starred restaurant that will surprise you as much by its unique setting as by its conception of high-level gastronomy.
Le 1131 welcomes you in fact within an authentic 12th century abbey, whose foundation date inspired the restaurant’s identity.
Beneath the former cloister of the Abbaye de la Bussière, the restaurant room breathes and flourishes under the authentic ogival vaulted arches, amongst columns, luminous high-arched windows, arcades, balustrades and sculpted capitals. With its imprint of spirituality, this exceptional decor accompanies each moment you spend here.
At the centre of the room, beneath sparkling chandeliers, sofa-style seating invites you to an intimate dinner while the custom-built wine cabinet suggests high-class pairings of food and wine.
Portrait of the Chef
Since February 2016, it is head chef Guillaume Royer, recipient of the Meilleur Ouvrier de France award n 2015, who orchestrates the Abbaye's 2 restaurants.
Guillaume, a Burgundian, arrives with a vast experience in renowned Relais & Châteaux and Michelin-starred establishments in Burgundy, France and Switzerland: Hostellerie du Pas de l’Ours at Crans-Montana, Lameloise in Chagny, Chèvre d’Or at Eze-Village, Auberge Clos des Cîmes at Saint-Bonnet-le-Froid, Hôtel La Villa restaurant l’Alivu at Calvi and since Octobre 2009 Hôtel du Castellet Restaurant Christophe Bacquié at Castellet.
Delighted to be back in his native region, Guillaume seeks out the very best local produce to create a cuisine that is at once refined, bursting with flavour, authentic - and generous, like the man he is.
"Grand de Demain" 2017 Gault et Millau
"Grande Table de l'Année" 2016 aux Trophées de la Gastronomie de la Côte d'Or