“The French and their food. They put each meal on a pedestal.”
GIADA DE LAURENTIS
The food at Maison ila is central to the experience and is about higher energy levels and higher happiness levels. This is one of the most luscious regions of France, famed for its vineyards and delicious fresh local produce. The meals we lovingly make are gluten free and organic, using only locally sourced and seasonal ingredients.
“A lot of people say they feel the difference in their bodies after just a few days here.”
If you love plants, herbs, foraging and wild harvesting then you will appreciate our nourishing, wholesome food, everything here has so much flavour and fragrance. Cheese from the markets, eggs from the village, herbs from the garden, no sugar, no gluten, a glass of wine if you feel like it.
We believe that if we eat in harmony with the seasons we stay strong and healthy, so our menus are ever changing and inventive - green and white asparagus and nettle soup in spring time, tomatoes, courgettes and rocket when they come into abundance, little heavenly summer strawberries and, come winter, warming soups, roasted vegatables and foraged mushrooms.
Herbal teas, tinctures and fresh tisanes to rest the adrenals and the nervous system, as well as calm digestion, are available from 7am and also kept in your room. We encourage you to sip water with your meals. Our homemade signature Elderflower cordial with lemon balm a bolstering tonic, in cooler months we like to serve homemade Indian Chai.
Whilst we don’t believe in deprivation or denial we are huge supporters of intermittent fasting as a path to deep rest and rejuvenation. This style of eating has also been proven by scientists to not only promote weight loss and reduce blood pressure and inflammation but to actively rejuvenate cells and help to support a strong immunity system. Our menus help to balance blood-sugar so you won’t feel hungry, but if you are struggling please do chat to us.