Gilles Dudognon

La Chapelle Saint-Martin

We are honored to have as our first ambassador, the Michelin-starred chef Gilles Dudognon.

We share with him the values of authenticity, demanding terroir, creativity and give great importance to doing good.

“Life allowed me to meet the destiny of a man and to witness his daring adventure around the Charente region. I saw the birth of a captivating drink revolving around the mysterious immortelle flower perfume.”

From an adventure which seemed to diverge from my usual culinary sector…the words, the passion…immediately, the link between Melifera and the culinary arts were made. Here I share some of my inspirations:

– Melifera’s iced glass. Raspberry, squash oil
– The smoked emulsion, candied Melifera cod
– The immortelle and lime soufflé, for which you can find the recipe below

The Melifera immortelle soufflé


Ingrédients :

  • 100gr of egg whites
  • 15gr of caster sugar
  • 250gr of pastry cream
  • 50gr Eggs
  • 35gr of Gin Melifera
  • 20gr of candied lemon zest



  1. Whip the egg whites with the sugar
  2. Whip the lukewarm pastry cream with the egg and the gin, and the candied lemon zest
  3. Incorporate mixture into firm egg whites
  4. Butter, sweeten to freeze porcelain bowls
  5. Fill the bowls to 5 / 6th
  6. Put in the oven for 11 min at 220 ° C

Jeremy Lauilhé


It brings us great joy to have the new Best Craftsman of France 2023, in the bartender category, among our supporters.

Originally from Dax, the former head bartender of the Hotel de Palais in Biarritz is the only one among the eight finalists to have obtained the coveted title of Best Craftsman of France. Established in 2011, this title is awarded only once every 4 years.

A passionate and dedicated professional, Jeremy pays special attention to the products he works with and seeks to know the people behind the producers.

The encounter between Jeremy and Christophe is one of those fortunate coincidences that lead to natural connections.

We share with Jeremy the values of excellence and sincerity, the love for products, and the desire to work with them with rigor and simplicity.

Our Best Craftsman of France honours us by creating two exclusive cocktails for Melifera. The first is a simple cocktail to enjoy at home, enhancing the classic Melifera, and the second is more intricate, unveiling the maquis notes of Melifera Edizione Corsa.