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La Croix Blanche

This name originates from the Ancien Régime and refers to a place with a stable and a shed, specialised in welcoming and accommodating travellers on horseback.

After more than 150 years of activity at the service of the people of Villerois and travellers in Puisaye, this former coaching inn, abandoned for the last ten years, has been reborn. Since it reopened its doors in December 2021, Chef Bruno Ortolé and his wife Yolène warmly welcome you to this completely renovated setting.

 

Chef Bruno Ortolé offers traditional Burgundian cuisine using fresh local produce and complements it with delicious Creole specialities.

Chef Bruno Ortolé offers traditional Burgundian cuisine using fresh local produce and complements it with delicious Creole specialities.

A Word From The Chef

An engineer with a degree from the École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, this lover of cooking passed his CAP on his own initiative and completed his training at the CIFA in Yonne before taking up the challenge of opening his own restaurant and eventually a hotel.

“Living in Villiers Saint-Benoit for several years, I despaired of seeing this establishment with its historic past definitively closed and overgrown. Should I accept the fatality of the end of the rural world or take up the challenge of a renaissance in Villiers Saint-Benoit?

With this project, I am going to reconcile three things that I love: nature, the Puisaye and the hotel and restaurant business, a field of activity that has attracted me for a long time.

Le Mot Du Chef

An engineer with a degree from the École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, this lover of cooking passed his CAP on his own initiative and completed his training at the CIFA in Yonne before taking up the challenge of opening his own restaurant and eventually a hotel.

“Living in Villiers Saint-Benoit for several years, I despaired of seeing this establishment with its historic past definitively closed and overgrown. Should I accept the fatality of the end of the rural world or take up the challenge of a renaissance in Villiers Saint-Benoit?

With this project, I am going to reconcile three things that I love: nature, the Puisaye and the hotel and restaurant business, a field of activity that has attracted me for a long time.

The chef, Bruno Ortolé

Client reviews

Nath Hen
21/08/2022
Très bel endroit, un accueil chaleureux et une cuisine très agréable, mélange de saveurs antillaises et françaises. Je recommande à 100%
Lionel Castang
20/08/2022
Excellente cuisine fait maison ; accueil et ambiance chaleureux et sympathique
Alexandre
14/08/2022
Endroit très agréable et très bonne cuisine un petit font de musique et ça serait parfait
Romain GIRAULT
14/08/2022
Le mariage très réussi et dépaysant de la gastronomie bourguignonne et de la cuisine antillaise sans dénaturer ni l'une ni l'autre. Accueil chaleureux avec sourire et humour. Le tout pour un tarif raisonnable ( sauf peut-être les apéritifs) . Bravo vous avez des beaux jours devant vous!
Kris Lebidois
12/08/2022
Excellent tant au niveau de l'accueil que de la qualité des plats ! Douceur des saveurs sans être trop épicé. Je recommande vivement.
chantal lo
06/08/2022
Excellent restaurant très bon accueil Pas d'attente pour être servi Nous reviendrons
Monique Thibault
04/08/2022
Délicieux à refaire
Big Max Leo
29/07/2022
très bonne cuisine, accueil chaleureux et cadre très joli ... je recommande ! Bonne continuation à l'équipe et au futur hôtel....
Marie-Noelle LACOUR
24/07/2022
Très bon restaurant, très agréable et accueillant. Le cadre est élégant et simple. La cuisine excellente.

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