Gourmet Travel and Where to Eat in Provence
Are you are looking for advice on where to eat in Provence? Martine, the founder of Goût et Voyage, a boutique travel company, shares her top restaurant picks and exactly the kind of places she shares with her guests on their “Tastes of Provence” culinary tour. Let’s find out where she’s eating now.
It is often said that it is hard to get a bad meal in Provence. Whereas it might be difficult to get a truly bad meal, it is not that hard to get a mediocre meal and really, who wants a mediocre meal? During my annual travels to the region, I continue to refine my list of favorite restaurants – those where you can actually get a fine meal at a fair price, coupled with friendly, attentive service and often a beautiful setting. Some of these restaurants have been on my list for years and others just made it onto my list recently and sadly, some of my favorites have closed or have a new chef who misses the mark.
Top Restaurant Picks
Le Carillon in Goult where the menu is small, nicely curated and inventive while still being true to the flavors of the region.
L’Oustalet in Gigondas for high-end, fine dining.
L’Aile ou la Cuisse, in the heart of Saint Rémy, is a fun, casual, bustling family owned bistro. It is an excellent choice for lunch or for dinner and reservations are strongly advised. The restaurant’s name translates to “the wing or the thigh” and true to its name, “l’incontournable coquelet rôti” (“an unmissable roasted young cockerel”) served with puréed potatoes and a foie gras sauce is a popular menu item.
Sous les Micocouliers in Eygalières.
Moulin de Sophie in Saint Rémy, but don’t tell the tourists.