Of Isabella Villi
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The small village ofAuzouville-sur-Ry, near Rouen (Seine-Maritime) will soon become the trendy place in the Rouen region, “The place to be”, as people are happy to say when looking for the least place to celebrate or have a good time. It is in this village that Papa’s Inn has just opened its doors: a restaurant with a bistronomic menu, a wine bar… and guest rooms.
“We have created a traffic jam on the Waze mobile application”
At the head of the factory, installed in the former shop of the village that had closed its doors, a father and his son: one is 41 years old and the second is 22 and between them they form a duo with “two complementary visions” to make their business work. activities. And the least we can say is that for the opening night, a few days ago, the couple worked well! “We created a traffic jam on the Waze mobile app,” laughs the father who didn’t expect such a crowd for the grand opening.
“We had almost six hundred people! We had set up the tents on the square, there was a concert and everything went well “, he says delighted, even though he knows that in the next few weeks the whole team, that is he and his son, a waitress and a chef, will have to take their votes and adapt to the flow of visitors. But in the meantime, this launch is proving to be a success and offers an idea of going out in rural areas, the address of which should soon be known around.
A CAP de cuisine three years ago
But how did the idea of settling here in the countryside come about? The father, still employed at TCAR and who will keep his business until the business is on track, explains that it is above all the “passion” that has driven him in this company. A passion that goes back to skiing trips and preparing burgers for friends. “With my son we set ourselves a challenge, that of opening a restaurant. I spent a CAP in the kitchen three years ago, via Fongecif… and today it launches with L’Auberge de Papa ”.
For his part, his son, who has so far worked in various roles in the restaurant world, both in fast food management and in Corsica, brings the couple the ideas of his generation and with his father is a relationship of trust that prevails.
Links forged with the actors of the surrounding tourism
Regarding the choice of Auzouville, the couple noted that there are a lot of people in their forties here, that “there isn’t much in the area” and that people don’t necessarily want to go to Rouen to have fun. It was therefore strategically an ideal place to start a business. Supported by Normandy’s Caux Vexin Tourist Office, which includes the Ry branch, the two partners of the Auberge de Papa intend to forge links with nearby tourist actors such as Martainville Castle or Jardin Plume, to make themselves known to tourists.
Capacity for about fifty seats
With a capacity of 26 seats in the restaurant and around 20 in the wine shop, visitors can in fact make a gourmet stop and also, why not, extend their stay a little thanks to the guest rooms. “We offer a bistronomic menu in the restaurant and for the wine shop, plus cold cuts and cutting boards”, underline the managers of the restaurant, who mainly turn to local producers for supplies.
A market project on the square
To publicize their small business even more, father and son will therefore regularly offer evening concerts at the weekend and from the first Thursday of May the inhabitants of the village, and not only, will be able to enjoy a market.
“We are working on this project with the municipality of Auzouville-sur-Ry and also, if street traders are interested in doing this market, they can contact us”. Coming to the market, visitors will be able to discover the rehabilitated trade of Auzouville and spend a pleasant moment with family or friends, in a welcoming and rather welcoming structure.
For the restaurant and the wine shop it is advisable to book at 02 35 91 29 76. Or by email: email@example.com
Address: church square 21 in Auzouville-sur-Ry.
Facebook page: Papa’s Inn.
The Auberge de papa team in Auzouville-sur-Ry, near Rouen (Seine-Maritime): the chef, the waitress and the couple who own the restaurant, namely the father and the son (Photo © Isabelle Villy).
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