La Villa Romana becomes the restaurant Salama
Just a few steps from the famous Place des Lices in Saint-Tropez
It was back in 1999 that Frédérique and Fabrice opened their restaurant Salama. The combination of traditional Moroccan cuisine based on simple and convivial dishes, served in an intimate atmosphere nestled in heart of St Tropez village, brought immediate success.
In 2003, Frédérique and Fabrice had the opportunity to acquire new premises in Rue des Tisserands, not just more spacious, but a unique and magical place. Far from the crowds and noise, and yet so close to the Port of St Tropez, customers meander up a short side street, reminiscent of the alleyways of the medinas of the Maghreb.
In 2016, Frédérique and Fabrice took a break when they sold the Salama restaurant, rue des Tisserands. They are back after a two year break and want to continue the Salama adventure in a magical location…. This dream is coming true and settling in the heart of the famous Villa Romana, a mythical place where Jean Luc Fournier, master of Tropezien nights, resides.
The garden, the setting and the history of this exceptional site have inspired Frédérique and Fabrice who’ve seized the opportunity to create an exceptional place where energies unite and pleasures converge.
« For that we take particular care of the decoration which gives this place its timeless atmosphere. That's why we've opted for a careful mix of traditional and modern. Most of the ornaments and decorations of Salama have been thought out and designed by us. They are then made by craftsmen in Marrakech, with whom we've been working for years. The crockery is also designed by a craftsman we've been collaborating with for over 15 years around an idea of simple tableware, perfectly adapted to this warm, convivial cuisine. »
It has always been our aim to develop Moroccan crafts, be they ancient or contemporary. That's why part of our time is spent searching through the flea markets of Marrakech or elsewhere.
A gourmet cuisine which has Saint-Tropez buzzing
To please its loyal clients, the Salama continues to offer its oriental cuisine of Moroccan influence and is expanding with Lebanese dishes and a menu of Mezzés. There are also Mediterranean dishes on offer to delight fish lovers.