9, rue de la Barsogue 65330 Galan I Occitanie I France
Australian Chef Luke MacLeod
has worked in the greatest kitchens in the world, notably under the direction of renowned Chefs such as Alain Senderens*** or Michel Guérard***.
This high-flying art unites Luke and Sadayuki,
more than ten years ago, at the restaurantSaQuaNa**, at Honfleur. This is the start of their friendship.
Luke MacLeod y worked for a few years then moved to Hong Kong.
Sadayuki Yamanaka, him, rest auSaQuaNa. The two friends regularly give each other news and talk.
Luke MacLeod explored different Asian countries, then joined as Chef atThe Legian Baliuntil 2018, when he left Asia with his family for the South West of France.
Upon their arrival, Luke and Isabelle MacLeod take the direction of The Gourmet Pigeon in Lascazères.
Sadayuki, for his part leaves the restaurantSaQuaNa, to live the experience of the road to Santiago de Compostela.
At the end of his journey, Luke invites him to join him in the kitchen.
In 2019, Luke and Isabelle created their restaurant, theSandikalain Galan.
Sadayuki is part of the adventure.
The pair of chefs, atypical and sharp, develops cuisine based on a French technique with Asian influences and flavors: creative, inspired and inspiring cuisine where the choice of fresh and seasonal produce is honoured.
Indeed, Luke and Sadayuki compose with the arrivals of the various surrounding farms.
After two years of exhilarating adventures, Sadayuki, for family reasons, is going back to live in Japan in October 2021.
The question then arises of the follow-up to be given to Sandikala.
After a few weeks of reflection, Luke and Isabelle, still supported by Sébastien, decide to continue with the same concept, to the delight of many of you.
The workload is immense, two motivated young people eager to improve their skills, Valentin and Nicolas join Luke in the kitchen, as for Isabelle, she continues to work in the dining room, accompanied by Lorine to make you discover new wines and live at best. the Sandikala experience.
Sandikala means "When the day meets the night" in Bahasa, Balinese language.
It is also the symbolic moment of reunion with family and friends. It is the expected festive and convivial moment, around the sharing of a splendidly universal dinner.
The restaurant is located in a small village in the Hautes-Pyrénées, in Galan in Occitanie.
Village classified as French heritage for its church, its town gate and its Halles. A stroll through the village streets will let you glimpse this rich past.
The Sandikala took place in what was originally an old farm, which became a Master's house at the beginning of the 20th century.
The charming house has been completely renovated, on the entire ground floor, for professional use.
In terms of decoration, the vestiges of the old are combined with modern minimalist decor, as well as unique pieces brought back by the MacLeod family from their time spent in Asia.
Sandikala is therefore a story of family, friendship and culinary creativity. A place that invites you to travel.
Luke MacLeod and Sadayuki Yamakana, the pair of chefs create Inventive cuisine, based on a French technique with Asian influences and flavors.
Isabelle will welcome you and accompany you, indoors, in a delicate and dynamic way, in this taste adventure.
On the Wines and Spirits side: a menu made up for all tastes and budgets, pairings offered by the glass depending on the dishes, but also some delightful new products that Kevin our sommelier, will be happy to show you around.
Discreet and efficient, Sébastien is the essential link between the kitchen and the bar. He will prepare your aperitifs, cocktails on demand.
The menu is imagined every week according to the local products available (farm to table) and the inspiration of the Chefs.
The dishes are cooked to the minute and set up is done according to the number of covers per service.
We invite you to discover different flavours every week, to rediscover a product worked differently and always creatively. A food and wine pairing is offered to you each week depending on the menu.
The pescetarian & vegetarian menus will be adapted from the existing menu which is already mainly composed mainly of vegetables. Please inform us when making your reservation. For vegan menus, we would like to be informed at least two days before the date chosen for your meal.
We also offer a menu for children (- 10 years old).
Click on the image below to see an example menu
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9, rue de la Barsogue
PHONE: + 33(0)5 624 927 25