"El Franchute" means "Le Français" and is a restaurant 10KM away from both José Ignacio and Punta del Este. The chef Laurent Lainé is French and has been working in Argentina and uruguay since 1983. He had his own restaurant "Bleu, Blanc, Rouge " for years in Buenos Aires and also worked in the very best ones bringing him a solid reputation in the area. He recently decided to leave Argentina and start El Franchute, what he calls a "table d'hôtes". Actually the very first one in Uruguay.
A day we were driving through the area, we've decided to step by his place. It was around 7pm. As we were entering the restaurant, we were immediately welcomed by Laurent lainé in person. He was actually busy preparing the 7 courses fixed daily menu ( 45 USD ) together with his reduced staff, but took some time to have a good chat with us. He appeared to be very friendly and passionate person. Unfortunately that evening we had another commitment.
Soon we'll go back and let you have a detailed dining experience. But the good vibes we've felt visiting the place were already enough to drop you a note and encourage the experience.
EL FRANCHUTE, Ruta 10, Km 168.5
Balneario Buenos Aires. Punta del Este, uruguay
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