Charles Cowen - belonging to the Brotherhood of the Marmite d'Or - is at the lights of La Forge.
The metal of his stoves has blushed for nine years under the flames of his furnace M. His spice cupboard overflows small bottles with titles, colors and multiple smells, arranged according to a logic that only the artist knows.
His food is local and organic for the most part. Aude - as well as the neighboring Ariège - allows many farmers to produce - and possibly transform - in a biological or reasoned way.
There are many distribution networks and sales outlets for whom is interested.
This is the case of La Forge for flour, eggs, milk, yogurts, cheeses, vegetables, fruits, meat, chocolate ...
A table shares the same meal. The only questions prior to the development of the menu: Allergies or deep aversion to something ?
At La Forge, the bread is kneaded by hand and baked on the spot.
The wines are from the terroir - Cabardès, Corbières or Minervois - organic for some.
Breakfast is served in the main building, outside on sunny days.
It includes: tea, coffee, milk, hot chocolate, orange juice, bread, croissants, cake, cereals, cheese and cold meats, jams, yogurts, fruits.
Included in bed and breakfast (and for glamping facilities, the first morning only), 10 € including VAT and on reservation for those who stay in lodging or glamping facilities (from the second morning).
Lunch is on reservation (24 hrs advanced notice required) in the main building :
Quick formula lunch from May to September, on the terrace in front of the main house (weather permitting): (20 € / pers.
Sunday Lunch (or other day of the week); a unique menu and a beautiful table set for a minimum of ten people including starter, main course, cheese and dessert. (30 € TTC / pers) Picnic basket (12 € TTC / pers) :
"Errands run" for the lodgings: we garnish the kitchen of a lodging for the meal of your arrival (according to desires indicated, at a cost os total plus 40%).
The dinner is on reservation (24 hrs advanced notice required), in the main building, or in front of it (weather permitting), in summer: It consists of: entrance, main course, cheeses and dessert, for 30 € TTC / pers.
We prepare our cassoulet, on reservation (48 hrs advanced notice required), for 30 € TTC / pers. : Cassoulet, salad, cheese and dessert. For business travelers: starter + main course + cheese OR dessert: 20 € TTC / pers.
At the Forge we can also celebrate: New Year's Eve, Festive meals / Truffle meals / Birthdays ... Over the calendar, seasons ... On reservation.
Child's rate : 10 € TTC 6 and 12 years, 5 € between 3 and 6 years, offered between 0 and 3 years.