Olivier began his culinary career in an unconventional manner, having studied advanced maths at university. It was, however, in 1979 that he completed his culinary educationand consequently went on to open his first Maison de Bricourtin the childhood house with his wife Janeand mother.The accolades came quickly: starting with 2 toques and 15/20Gault & Millau Discovery of the Year in 1983. The next year Olivier was awarded his first Michelin star. In 2006 he had collected 3 stars for his outstanding cuisine.
Today, atLesMaisons de Bricourt there are breathtaking views of the bay of Mont-Saint-Michel and, at your feet, the oyster farms and the little port of Cancale. In this world of illustrious seafarers, the spirit of the restaurant Le Coquillage is one of elegant simplicity paired with gentle hospitality. The cuisine showcasing produce from the bay of Cancale reflects the maritime adventures of this former pirate country by using more than 120 spices from the East and West Indies. You will find two residences; the château Richeux and the cottage Les Rimains, as well as Les Gîtes Marins for families. The Roellingers’s joie de vivre is evident in the patisserie-tea room Grain de Vanille, the Cuisine Corsaire cookery school and the Épices-Roellinger warehouse.
Chef Roellinger stands as a representative and the vice-presidents of the International associationRelais & Châteaux,spreading not only the word of fine dining, but also of sustainable cuisine and leading by example. Most recently, in 2010 he was awarded one Michelin star for his cuisine at Table Coquillage.
Describe your culinary philophy in 4 words…
Cooking, marine, vegetable with spices fragrance
What is your greatest inspiration?
The Celtic Brittany and the marine adventure of the East India Company.
If you could take a plane ride to any restaurant in the world, just for one meal, where would you go?
Family Bras at Laguiole or an Indian family from Kerala.
What four things would you take to a desert island?
My knife, my compass, my lucky charm (a sperm whale’s tooth), few black peppercorn Neelamundi
- 3 Michelin stars | Les Maisons de Bricourt
- 1 Michelin star |Table Coquillage
Le Château Richeux
35350Saint Méloir des Ondes(Ille-et-Vilaine)(5 kms from Cancale)
+ 33 (0)2 99 89 64 76