In 2009, he decided to take up a new challenge and left Corsica for the gourmet restaurant in Provence. He took over the helm of the Hôtel & Spa du Castellet kitchens and succeeded in earning his second star in 2010 at the gourmet restaurant. The Castellet management also entrusted him with total responsibility for the kitchens of the tourism sector, comprising two hotels (Hôtel & Spa du Castelletand Grand Prix Hôtel & Restaurant***).
He started 2011 with his new bistro project for the Hôtel du Castellet "Le San Felice", which was launched in May 2011 at the Hôtel & Spa du Castellet.
In November 2011, the gourmet restaurant entered the Grandes Tables du Monde.
Then in March 2015, the table of the Provençal gourmet restaurant became the "Restaurant Christophe Bacquié". The setting, nestled in the heart of the Hôtel & Spa du Castellet, was completely recreated to be welcoming and calming; work was undertaken to evoke the terroirs and the chasms and depths of the sea; the Chef wanted his guests to be spectators of Provençal nature and its majestic pines that open onto the restaurant for the pleasure of the eyes and the mind.
On 5 February 2018, Christophe Bacquié joined the exclusive circle of the Guide Rouge triple stars. At 45 years of age, these 3 stars place the chef at the height of his career. And 2018 was to witness a succession of rewards! A few months later, Christophe Bacquié was elected Chef of the Year 2018 by Le Chef magazine.
No less than 500 starred chefs, sommeliers, pastry chefs and maîtres d'hôtel were present to discover the results of the vote of the 6,000 chefs listed in the Michelin Guide.
Earlier this year, the restaurant was also awarded the Welcome Trophy (Trophée de l’Accueil) from Gault & Millau. In November, the Chef obtained 5 toques in Gault et Millau and the rating of 19/20. Close to his teams and producers, Christophe Bacquié has kept things simple and has never lost sight of the essential: emotion and passion.