During Louis Outhier’s days at L’Oasis it was a legendary restaurant and recognised as one of the best in the world. Louis Outhier trained under Fernand Point at La Pyramide, at the same time as Jean Troisgros and Paul Bocuse. Both Jean Troisgros and Paul Bocuse still have their French top rated restaurants.
During the 1980s the famous Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten was the protégé of Louis Outhier and Stéphane Raimbault, who runs L’Oasis today together with his siblings Antoine and François Raimbault. Stéphane Raimbault was working in Asia for almost a decade and that clearly shows in his cuisine provençale with a strong Japanese touch. During your dinner at L’Oasis you will probably start with Potted Escargots and Croutons, continue and have the main Pluma de Pata Negra and Espelette Peppers and finish your dinner with Crêpes Soufflées and Grand Marnier.
Whatever you will have you can expect to have some of the most beautifully created dishes anywhere. The food presentations are art, with an incredible attention to detail that not many other restaurants can match. Unfortunately the tastes of what you have are not close to the presentations of the food. We really wish it was as good as it looks like, but it is not. However, it is still delicious.
L’Oasis Restaurant in Mandelieu-la-Napoule is situated in a mid-twentieth-century house and is a reconstruction of a medieval cloister. You can sit inside with the slightly dated décor, or dine outside in the beautiful garden, which we highly recommend. Whatever you choose the price tag will clearly exceed what you are served.
The three Raimbault brothers who run L’Oasis today have lost some of Louis Outhier’s qualities, but the restaurant is still worth your time and money.
Written by John