chef Stéphane Ouvrard hands over to the Peppone group

“It was not uncommon to come across Beigbeder, Ardisson or Delahousse there”

Installed part-time in Cap-Ferret since 2006, he had bought the La Conche brand in the oyster farming district in order to transform it into a plancha bar. And definitively dropped his famous restaurant, Le Père Ouvrard at Bouscat, in 2017, to settle full-time on the peninsula, selling his business to the founder of Cdiscount, Hervé Charles and to Fabrice Forstin, owners of the establishments Murano. After a major project, this Ferret-Capienne table had since become an essential place where people and locals mingle. It was not uncommon to come across Beigbeder, Ardisson or Delahousse there. “During the filming of Guillaume Canet’s ”Petits Mouchoirs”, the actors of the film marched… Memorable evenings”.


Stéphane Ouvrard, 58, started working at the age of 16.

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If he does not refrain from launching a new winter business in Bordeaux in the next two years, the chef will work differently. “With an Ouvrard-style concept, with beautiful, well-crafted products, a somewhat spacey place but where I will work alone, like three evenings a week, without employees for a limited number of clients. Either in an existing establishment, or in walls that I will buy. Something I’ll work on when I feel like it, when I feel like it.”

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Peppone, with family

Since mid-April, he left his restaurant in the Basin and handed over to the Italian brand Baci di Peppone, whose manager is Eva Fondo. “We chose a summer decor with a strong Italian connotation because the historical boss of Peppone is from Puglia. We sell takeaway meals and delicatessen products. The restaurant menu suggests dishes to share and chef Satya Lebreton has come up with some new dishes that set us apart from other Peppones. Customers spend an average ticket of 37 euros for a full meal”, explains the one who previously worked at l’Escale and at the Pinasse café.

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