This restaurant is aptly named. Facing the Marne Valley and the setting sun, the bistro stays open most hours, with guests pouring onto the terraces when the weather is right. On its walls you’ll find a little history of this region: a fresco signed by artist Cécile Gauneau pays tribute to the Royal-Champagne Regiment, a platoon of royal soldiers under the Ancien Régime. On the ceiling, more than a thousand crystal pendants reflect the sun’s rays, while black lacquered tables, comfortable armchairs and walls the shade of wine combine sweet with sparkling.
Here, the menu evolves according to the seasons. Le Bellevue gives a glimpse of the richness of the soil, from the homemade ham of Reims accompanied by vinegar-soaked chanterelles and a bouquet of lamb’s lettuce, to the carpaccio of heirloom tomatoes with basil plucked directly from the vegetable garden. The sea bream ceviche with avocado chips and the port melon soup add southern zest and freshness to a bright and elegant menu. Among the specialties, a few dishes are not to be missed if they’re on the menu: the lentillon of Champagne, subtly paired with golden cod; regional poultry in an herb crust; and leg of lamb perfumed with hay, peas, and onions from the kitchen garden.
To finish off a meal, try the goat cheese Argonne,produced by our neighbors Sophie and François Laluc. Or treat yourself to a seasonal pie, a cold soup of red fruits, or one of our summery ice cream flavors.
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