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Ivan Gotfredsen

Hotel restaurant Domaine du Châtelard’s kitchen is in hands of chef Ivan Gotfredsen. This young Danish cook began as an apprentice in the Michelin-starred restaurant La Fleur de Lys (Fribourg, Switzerland). After working at several different establishments in Switzerland, Ivan became head chef at Kempinski Grand Hôtel des Bains (St Moritz): a 5-star hotel with 6 restaurants. The chef oversaw the opening of multiple top-class restaurants throughout Europe and then decided to make his return to Switzerland. Here, Ivan worked at the Tschuggen Grand Hotel – but it didn’t take long until he fell in love with the idea of opening his own restaurant. After seeing Domaine du Châtelard, Ivan lost his heart to the stunning property in Dirac. And in 2009, his dream finally came true: together with his partner, he opened his very own hotel and restaurant in the French countryside.

Domaine du Châtelard

Dirac, France
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Surrounded by a beautiful lake, you’ll find 4-star hotel and gourmet restaurant Domaine du Châtelard. Whilst the city of Angoulême is just a 10-minute drive away, this fine-dining location in the countryside of France offers you all the peace and tranquillity you need. Nestled between 80 hectares of green pastures and woodlands, the building itself dates back from the 18th-century and used to be a manor house. The kitchen is run by chef Ivan Gotfredsen. Here, he prepares contemporary, cosmopolitan dishes with an Italian flair. If the weather allows it, you can enjoy your lunch or dinner on the terrace, which offers a stunning lake view.

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