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Michelin-starred French chef rises to gluten-free challenge

Her L'Auberge de la Feniere has managed to hold on to old customers, while attracting new ones with quirky haute cuisine

Published Mon, Mar 21, 2016 · 09:50 PM
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Lourmarin, France

A TOP French chef has transformed her Michelin-starred restaurant in Provence into a gluten-free haven after teaming up with her daughter, a trained chemist who suffers from coeliac disease.

L'Auberge de la Feniere, in a stone farmhouse set in vineyards near the southeastern town of Lourmarin, has had no trouble holding on to its old customers, while attracting new ones with its coeliac-friendly if quirky haute cuisine.

"I've replaced gastronomy with gluten by gastronomy without gluten and everyone has signed on . . . going from one to the other without realising it," said Reine Sammut, …

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