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Gourmet area in Millau Bridge: the administration launches a new call for applications

Gourmet area in Millau Bridge: the administration launches a new call for applications

Candidates have until January 8, 2024 to apply.

Left vacant for several months after the departure of the Bras family – Michel, Sébastien, Astrid and André – in November 2022, it was then acquired on July 8, 2023 by Cathy and Vincent Genesti, owners of the Larzac Highway area, and the Léonie restaurant franchise. The gourmet space located in Milo in the Viadoc area is looking for a new operator.

Three months after the summer opening – as specified in the previous call for bids – the couple handed over the keys to Management, the building’s owner, last September. With a target for the next opening in April 2024, the board has just issued a new call for expressions of interest. for three years.

“Highlighting Aveyron’s expertise”

“Wanting to continue the direction taken in 2006, to make this viewing point and its environment a tourist site in the region, we can read, the management intends to entrust an economic operator to manage and move the space. Discover the gourmet and know-how of Aveyron, highlighting the high-quality products and know-how of Aveyron “, is developing the presentation that was published last week.

“The opening of the Millau Bridge in December 2004 aroused an extraordinary enthusiasm that attracted many visitors who wished to discover this exceptional heritage as well as its environment. This enthusiasm has not waned since then,” continues President Arnaud Viala’s team.

“Serving light food”

The president who said, the day after Astrid Bras’s departure was announced, that he was “admired by the work and proud to be able to move forward alongside the Brass family”. The young woman, the last heiress in the line of North Aveyron chefs, who for fifteen years created the famous Capucins pie, a pie cooked on the spot and decorated with local produce.

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Who will succeed the Capuchins today and the summer offer presented by Milavois restaurants? The question remains unanswered but the call for applications makes that clear. “The planned activity consists of the sale of prepared food products and the sale of popular non-alcoholic beverages as well as a light catering offer that favors a tasting approach of local products.”

Notice to those interested, including Kathy and Vincent Genesti – the couple has never hidden their intention to settle permanently near the icon of modern architecture and the department of Aveyron. Everyone now has until January 8, 2024 to apply.

Top 100 new bras

Every year, We Are a Smart World publishes a ranking of the world’s 100 best veggie restaurants. This rating was initiated by Chef Frank Fall, former chef and owner of the Michelin-starred Sire Pynnock restaurant, who for over thirty years has been “a true enthusiast of vegetables and all the produce that grows on our land”. This annual classification includes the famous Aveyron restaurant belonging to the Bras family, whose father Michel is one of the pioneers of vegetarian cuisine. The first dish based entirely on vegetables dates back to 1978. The restaurant, which appears in the ranking every year, retains the 15th place in 2023. Michel Bras today passed the torch to his son Sébastien, who has succeeded in taking control of the Soquet Ovens on the heights of Laguiole.