“What we want to do here is above all a place of conviviality where we come at any time of the day either for lunch or for dinner, but also more simply to have a drink at the aperitif or weekend brunch”, for the two new owners of the Pavilion, the adventure is just beginning in Auray. But Damien Ronda and Mathilde Ferry are no novices.
Coming from the world of hotels and restaurants, both have prestigious backgrounds but wish to break away from them and play the card of elegant simplicity here. She made her mark as a manager in bars and starred restaurants of major international hotel groups and he, in renowned kitchens at Guy Savoy and Jean-François Piège, then at the Georges les restaurant du center Pompidou, or even at the Nelson. as a chef where he managed 25 people. And although today he is careful to free himself from it, it is in the world of the “new” luxury brewery that he has evolved for several years.
Over the course of their various positions, through their travels, they have acquired solid experience that they intend to put to good use in Brittany. A Brittany they love and where Matilde has her ties. “We have been looking for a business to take over for some time now. Initially we preferred to settle in Vannes, but when the opportunity arose in Auray, we immediately jumped at the chance. Auray is a city in full dynamic development and we love this corner of the Gulf of Morbihan. We come here regularly. Me for eight years, my company since his childhood, ”underlines Damien Ronda.
A modernized kitchen of yesteryear
In a renovated decor of which they have kept and repainted some of the furniture, they will offer gourmet cuisine, a different day menu in a canteen spirit, with a choice of two starters, a meat and fish dish, a vegetarian dish, and three desserts. All worked with local products, between land and sea. Simple, traditional products revisited, such as soft-boiled eggs, ray wings, chicken, peas and carrots, croque-monsieur with andouille de Guémené, pancakes for weekend brunches and platters for aperitifs. We want to make our customers travel through our modernized plates but in the spirit of yesteryear. Today, they have hired two people, one in the kitchen, one in the dining room and hope to quickly develop their business, in particular by offering cocktails…
Le Pavillon 3 place de la République Open every day from 9am to 9pm, Monday from 8am to 9pm, Saturday until 10pm and Sunday from 10am to 5pm. Closed on Wednesday.