France surrenders to the charms of the Josper, the charcoal oven chosen by the best Steakhouses, Bistro-cafés and Brasseries around the world, to satisfy its most demanding customers. In France, from three-Michelin-starred restaurants, such as Auberge du Vieux Puits (Fontjoncouse) to the newly opened brasserie in the centre of Paris, Sur la Braise, or The Beef Club, one of the best steakhouses in the French capital, just about everyone has entrusted JOSPER to bring the charcoal grill into their kitchens where they can experiment with its high temperatures and smoke. Prestigious French chefs working in other parts of the world, such as Raymond Blanc in England and Romain Fornell in Barcelona, have also surrendered to this magic box, the Rolls-Royce of the kitchen.
Auberge du Vieux Puits
In Fontjoncouse, a small town located in the Aude region (Languedoc-Rousillon), you can find the Auberge du Vieux Puits (5, Av. Saint Victor), a gastronomic hotel-restaurant where chef Gilles Goujon welcomes his guests in a bucolic environment, far from the madding crowds. Every year since 2010 the restaurant has received three Michelin stars, the highest culinary recognition.
In his kitchen, the use of seasonal products stands out. His relationship with the techniques of the gastronomic JOSPER charcoal oven comes from afar, as he himself mentions in the interview which you can see in full in the following video: The JOSPER charcoal oven in Auberge du Vieux Puits, with Gilles Goujon. “I learned about the JOSPER oven through another chef friend, François Will, from the restaurant La Chaumière de Font Romeu. I found the oven to be fantastic from the very first moment, as in the preparation I found the flavour of the barbecue as well as spontaneous cooking in a closed oven with a very special flavour. With the JOSPER I get fantastic results”, concludes the chef.
Sur la Braise
Among the recent JOSPER openings in France, Sur la Braise (19 Rue Bréa, Paris), with its exceptional JOSPER grilled meats, stands out. In this establishment, headed up by chef Alexandre Sanchez, modern cuisine is the focus with the JOSPER oven in the centre, dominating everything.
The Beef Club
The Beef Club (58 rue Jean Jacques Rousseau, Paris), one of the best steakhouses in the capital, is also the place for charcoal grill fans. Influenced by traditional English brasseries, The Beef Club allows you to savour top-quality meats, from classic entrecôtes to hamburgers with unique textures and juiciness, all prepared in the JOSPER
The restaurant Les Chenus stands out for being in the Courchevel ski resort in the French Savoie region at an altitude of 2,300 m. From its terrace, the restaurant offers its guests spectacular views of the mountainous enclave in which it is located. In the cosy interior, the diner gets a closeup grilling experience. The result: traditional and very tasty cuisine, using the JOSPER.
In this exceptional location, diners can delight in exquisite dishes through the unique flavor of charcoal: omlettes, pizzas, grilled asparagus, steamed mussels, stuffed aubergines, nachos with cheese and French onion soup, among others, all cooked in the JOSPER.
Interview in Le Chenus