Near Ploërmel: the La Station du Val d’Oust bar-restaurant opens with homemade dishes on the menu

Reopening the Quily bar-restaurant sounds like a homecoming for Vanessa Couvrand (right), from Ploërmel, who brought her companion, Rachel Bildstein, into the adventure. ©Amelie Loho

They are lovers of people, of life… And of gastronomy. Event caterersVanessa Couvrand and Rachel Bildstein left theeast of France to put their pots on the Val d’Oust (Morbihan). To There precisely, where the two women reopened the only bar-restaurant in the village of 350 souls.

“Don’t you think it looks like a high-altitude restaurant? Its architecture immediately won us over,” says Vanessa Couvrand from the outset. The name of their business is all found, it will be The Val d’Oust resort.

Restaurateurs during the week, caterers on weekends

And for these catering professionals, the Morbihan adventure got off to a flying start. “The beginnings are promising with a clientele that we never imagined”, they admit bluntly.

An almost unexpected rating for those who set up between 25 and 50 covers every lunchtime and chain the family reunions the weekend.

“The restaurant is closed to provide catering services. »

A well-filled agenda that requires precise organization. Baking and serving is Vanessa’s business. The good little dishes, that of Rachel. A traditional cuisine with small onions, prepared with fresh and local products. The zest of madness and more. Those who work on the slate also enjoy taking the taste buds on a journey with flavors from other countries.

Homemade at the heart of the plate

Raised at dawn to “satisfy as many people as possible”, they pull out all the stops to meet the challenge. “We are asked to provide evening service, but cooking everything at home takes time. “And no question for the duo to sacrifice quality. That is what is said.

But at the same time, the couple has a blaze of ideas to keep their local business alive.

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“We want to launch themed evenings and develop our delicatessen section which lists local products. »

Endless smiles, the duo is literally in their element. “We feel good here, and we hope that the customers will feel it too. More than an address where you can sit down, Vanessa Couvrand and Rachel Bildstein want to make their restaurant in Quily a place to live.

The Val d’Oust resort, 13 rue de l’If, 56800 Quily.
Such. 06 70 43 35 95.

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