Le Cinq, the restaurant that combines Savoie and Tropics


The origin 

In 2010, the PVG Group marks a turning point in its history with the opening of the 5-star hotel, Au Coeur du Village. A prestigious establishment with an offer that matches its ambitions. At the heart of this distinguished Relais & Châteaux is a restaurant that takes us on a journey: Le Cinq. A subtle blend of authentic Savoyard and tropical products with the sweet and spicy flavors of the Indian Ocean islands, Le Cinq is synonymous with a rich gastronomic experience in a contemporary and warm setting in La Clusaz.

Le Cinq and the Five Senses

Le Cinq immerses you in a unique experience that will stimulate all your senses from the moment you enter the Winter Garden.
Your hearing will be activated as soon as you enter the restaurant thanks to the Mauritian musical atmosphere. Your sight will be amazed by the discovery of the raw products displayed under a bell glass. exposés sous cloche. The olfactory identity of candles with fir tree essence and the scents emanating from the dishes titillate your sense of smell. With your fingertips, you can discover the different textures. Finally, the taste will be awakened through tastings of Mauritian and Savoy flavors. The key words of the plate are exotic products sourced in the Indian Ocean: Mauritius, Reunion Island, Madagascar, the Seychelles. Local products are only selected within a maximum radius of 200km around the restaurant, according to seasonality. The chef makes it a point of honor to use organic and/or sustainable agriculture for a responsible gastronomy.

Le Cinq and French gastronomy

The winning trio of French gastronomy cheese, wine and bread is also carefully sourced.
The food and wine pairing is based on a selection of local wines, mainly from Burgundy and Switzerland. Always in a desire to offer a different experience, Le Cin5 proposes an original food and beverage pairing with fruit cocktails and spirits. Faithful to Alain Michel, artisan cheesemaker and the Clavel brothers' farm, Le Cinq serves a selection of cheeses on a locally handcrafted cart to highlight the product, accompanied by jams and exotic fruits that recall the sweetness of the islands and blend perfectly with the flavors of our mountains. The bread could not be more local, as some of it is even made on site! More than a simple accompaniment, it becomes an integral part of the experience. Served hot, a different bread accompanies each step of the menu: sliced country, brioche muscovado or toast of black bread with cereals and candied blueberries. Your taste buds will never stop traveling.

Le Cinq and its inspiration

The precursor of this experience is none other than our chef Vincent Deforce.
After working for 4 years alongside Stéphane Dupuy, Meilleur Ouvrier de France 2004, he flew to Mauritius at the Hilton Resort & Spa. He returned to France in 2011, in Burgundy, working alongside Laurent Peugeot as pastry chef. 2012 marks his arrival at the Au Coeur du Village hotel and the beginning of his rise to his current position as head of the hotel's restaurant. Vincent Deforce takes us on a journey to experience his love for Mauritius, his wife Joëlle's homeland and a daily source of inspiration. Discover Vincent Deforce immersed in the Mauritian markets, tamarind salt flats, vanilla plantations and even in the homes of locals for a cooking class. A wealth of flavors and knowledge for a passionate chef. Discover the video 
Au Coeur du Village - 26 montée du Château - 74220 La Clusaz - France -
+33 (0)4 50 01 50 01
Opening dates
Summer season : OPEN from July 7th to August 26th 2023.

Winter season : OPEN from December 12nd 2022 to April 10th 2023.