Saint-Julien-Chapteuil: the Barriol serves Mexican cuisine

After 20 years of working in the Barriol kitchen and rooms, Jean-Luc Dolléans and his son Isabelle’s wife came from the sale of the blackberries from Karina and Dominique Godfroy’s institution.

Traditional cuisine du Velay et du Mexique

The president of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI) of the Haute-Loire and his wife had given themselves two years to pass on their case. The announcement made earlier this year was not long in coming. Dominique and Karina came to visit next week. “It was January, it was 4 ° C outside. Nothing to cool the ardor of the couple at the controls for 4 years of a Mexican restaurant in Calvisson, in the Gard. “We visited several businesses, and the area here captivated us,” said Dominique Godfroy.
The new owners of the Barriol, held for 4 generations by the same family before being bought by the Dolléans couple, struggled for 35 years before putting down their suitcases at the foot of Chapteuil. Dominique Godfroy has been a chef for hotel chains in Cuba and Mexico. “I also had the privilege of working for King Abdullah for 5 years in Saudi Arabia. »
In the pair of New Capitolians, she is in the kitchen and she, originally from the vicinity of Cancun in Mexico, is devoted to hospitality and hospitality. The restaurant will change its name to a famous tequila cocktail: Las Margaritas. The traditional dishes of the two terroirs are shared a la carte. The local cuisine of the Velay will be maintained, but essential Mexican dishes, specialties of the chef, such as enchiladas, fajitas and other quesadillas are present in the menu.
Isabelle and Jean-Luc Dolléans took advantage of the handover party organized on Friday, June 10, in the presence of a large number of guests, to introduce the buyers. After a summer holiday period, the President of the JRC will resume his professional activity in proposing consultancy in the tourism sector.

Celine Demars


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