Restaurant & Bar
In Fontainebleau: Gina restaurant offers a taste of Mediterranean
An amusing bit of history: Fontainebleau has possessed a whiff of Italy for almost five centuries. In 1526, King François 1er asked the greatest Italian masters and artists to redecorate the chateau. Then a few decades later, the Florentine-born queen, Catherine de Médicis, chose to host the kingdom's most sumptuous festivities in Fontainebleau with Italian-style banquets and extravaganzas that she considered the best way of loosening tongues for highly diplomatic purposes.
Today, a cheerful tribute is paid to this queen - Regina – the nickname given to the restaurant-bar Gina is a cheeky nod to this transalpine art of living, to the joviality of the South, rooted in Fontainebleau's history.
Everyday from 7 :00 to 10 :00 AM
Friday to Tuesday
From 12 noon to 2 :00 PM and 7:00 to 10:00 PM
Wednesday and Thursday
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With enthusiasm, Gina offers a Mediterranean accent... though French savoir-faire also reigns supreme. There’s no holding back on the menu: Chef Robin Sanchez honed his sense of rigor and taste with Joël Robuchon, Yannick Alleno and Alain Ducasse. This young Chef's culture of high standards now goes it alone in a rediscovery of Mediterranean’s great classics. At Gina, he brings out flavors in their purest form with an extra little something to make the difference. Fervent, Robin Sanchez's cuisine is dedicated to subtle emotions while remaining understandable and limpid.
and deliciously conceived
It's clear at Gina's, the Italian accent is joyful, generous, straightforward and delicious for every meal of the day including gourmet breakfasts or quick lunches.
The menu changes with the seasons and the Chef's inspirations. As an example of some of his offerings: the easy-to-eat, mouth-watering, crunchy antipasti, also available in a veggie version, the squid enhanced by spring peas, the chard ravioli that is tastily lustrous while the carbonara can’t be beat - the guanciale is there to prove it. The lamb, cooked for six hours, will melt in your mouth, while the cod happily pairs up with the spicy spianata.
With a controlled enthusiasm, Chef Robin Sanchez offers well-crafted Italian desserts... while remaining suavely low-key: a delicate Bigné with whipped cream and the aptly named Fontainebleau with strawberries excellently accompany the other desserts on Gina’s menu.
Perfectly chosen wines and cocktails overflow with good spirit. With or without a hint of intoxication, but always in the wake of the bar's refined joviality, Italy is never far away. From the Venetian bubbles of a Gina house spritz, to the secret accent of olive oil in a memorable Negroni, Bar Gina's signature cocktails also include non-alcoholic elixirs like the convincing Le Passionata with its peppery violet aroma,... And the welcoming, relaxed mood on the terrace will keep you in high spirits all evening long.
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