Episode 10 – Hotel Restaurant Arcé – La piperade – Traditionally from the rural Basque regions

“A charming hotel just like a family home”

The Chef: Pascal Arcé, executive chef & owner

The Maison Arcé has been an inn since 1864; Pascal has followed the steps of his great-grandfather, his grandfather, and his father. He started cooking very young, alongside his father, Emile Arcé. The beautiful family secret recipes have been kept in small notebooks and passed on from generation to generation.
Pascal worked in Paris in a gourmet restaurant, then in London and San Francisco, where there is an important Basque community, before returning to his beloved region. With his wife Christine and their daughter Coline, they work every day with love to make their home an unforgettable place.

List of the ingredients:
Ingredients for 4 people:
3 tomatoes
2 green peppers
2 onions
12 eggs
4 chipolattas (sausages)
4 slices of cured ham Salt
Espelette pepper (pepper flake)

Discover this recipe by clicking on the video

Cook at home and stay safe!

The Hotel:

Staying at Hotel Arcé is a destination in itself as this house combines historical, culinary and a nature heritage. You will receive a warm family welcome, and introduction to the Basque culture, and above all will enjoy an authentic haven of peace. Relax on the terrace shaded by hundred-year-old plane trees planted by Octavie, walk barefoot along the river or by the pool. Just return to the essential and nature’s serenity. All the rooms are different and beautiful and offer a view either on the river or the mountains.

The Location:

Located in Saint-Étienne-de-Baïgorry, France in the heart of the Basque Country, surrounded by a pristine river and the mountains, it is a pastoral seting.
The nearest airport is Biarritz, about 1 hour away from the property.

The Cuisine:

The Chef combines traditional dishes with modern elegance. He only uses the freshest local produce. The restaurant has two unique setings. On the outside terrace, you’ll appreciate the freshness of the plane trees surrounded by the river and mountains. In the shelter of the old trinquet you’ll be immersed in the family’s sporting history especially with pala rackets of past pelota players on display. Basque paintings by Pablo Elizaga complete the decor.

Activities with our local supplier, Nadege, owner of Ze Chauffeur

Discover the wonderful typical Basque villages and their white and red half-timbered houses
Explore the French and Spanish Basque Coast, go surfing, in Saint Sebastian or Biarritz
Taste the famed Espelette chilli pepper, enjoy jambon de Bayonne, well known to be one of the best hams in the world, drink Irouléguy, the only AOC-certified vineyard in the Basque Country.
A trip to this region would not be complete, without trying the famous dessert of gâteau basque – filled with custard or, more traditionally blackberry jam.



Operations & Reservations

3477 Rushbrooke street, Suite 302

Verdun, QC, H4G 1S8 CANADA

Corporate Headquarters

107-27 71st Avenue, Suite 403

Forest Hill, NY 11375

Phone: 1-514-285-8758

Toll free: 1-866-285-8758

Fax: 1-514-285-9128

Email: info@eetvl.com